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Beeping Egg Hunts for Blind Children

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco (LHB) is excited to announce its upcoming “Celebrate Spring 2023” event, hosted by the LightHouse Little Learners Program and Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). The event is specially designed for families with young children who are blind or have low vision, and will feature beeping egg hunts, fun family activities, and more!

Several families who have received companion dogs from GDB’s K9 Buddy program will attend the event. The K9 Buddy Program matches specially selected dogs with people, including children five or older, who are blind or visually impaired to become companions and pets, often in preparation for the guide dog lifestyle.

“We are thrilled to invite families with young children who are blind or have low vision to join us for the ‘Celebrate Spring 2023′ event and celebrate the arrival of spring,” said Sharon Giovinazzo, the CEO of LHB. “Our Little Learners Program is dedicated to providing support, resources, and fun activities for families with young children who are visually impaired, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to this exciting event.”

The “Celebrate Spring 2023” event will take place on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus located at 350 Los Ranchitos Road in San Rafael.

The event is free, but registration is required.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on events like the beeping egg hunt because they not only provide a magical and rewarding experience for kids, but they also help further inclusion for youth who are blind or visually impaired,” said Christine Benninger, president and CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind. “This partnership fosters both organizations’ ability to educate and empower more people, including children, by helping them acquire the skills they need to live their best lives.”

“We encourage families to bring their children and enjoy the beeping egg hunt and other fun activities we have planned,” said Giovinazzo. “Our Little Learners Program team will be on hand to ensure that everyone has a great time.”

For any questions or further information, please contact Karen Thompson, LHB Development Officer, at or (415) 694-7695.

About the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that promotes the independence, equality, and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision.

The organization provides a wide range of services and programs, including advocacy, education, and community events, to help people with visual impairments live full and meaningful lives. For more information, visit or call 415.431.1481.

About Guide Dogs for the Blind

Headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is the largest guide dog school in North America. It is a passionate community that prepares highly qualified guide dogs to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to move through the world more safely and confidently.

More than 16,000 guide teams have graduated from GDB since it was founded in 1942. Over the course of 80 years, GDB’s mission has expanded to three kinds of programs: Guide Dog Mobility Program, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Program, and K9 Buddy Program. GDB not only improves mobility for its clients, but it also furthers inclusion and advocates for policy reforms that change how the world views blindness. GDB’s services are provided free of charge, and it receives no government funding.

The organization was the subject of an award-winning documentary feature called Pick of the Litter, which was developed into a television docuseries by the same name for Disney+.

For more information, visit, or call 800.295.4050.

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