The LVI Student Council, in conjunction with the site based committee, has taken on a project that could literally change someone’s life. The group is working to raise funds to sponsor a service dog from the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown. They plan to work extremely hard, holding many fundraisers as the cost for sponsoring one of these special service dogs is $6,000. But that large number didn’t scare this group off – they took on the challenge with a vengeance, very anxious to help someone whose life could be improved with the help of a guide dog.

The program kicked off with a “Pennies for Puppies” fundraiser. A visit from Guide Dog Foundation representatives and the appearance of adorable puppies at this event helped inspire everyone to help. The Student Government also took a trip to the Guide Dog Foundation to see how the dogs are trained for their very special jobs.