Whether you're struggling to find the perfect gift for the person who has everything, or you're looking for a last-minute stocking filler, The Bow Project, a new program by Guide Dogs Victoria, allows you to support the organisation's life-changing services while solving your gift-giving dilemmas.
Named after Australia's first trained Guide Dog, Beau, purchasing a gift card from The Bow Project will help to fund a range of vital projects.
With prices to suit any budget, there's lots of ways to support Guide Dogs Victoria, whether it's providing food for a Guide Dog in training for one week (RRP $18), or going all out and enabling a 10-week old Guide Dog litter to attend their very first puppy training class (RRP $1,050).
Other gift ideas from The Bow Project range include:
Leash, RRP $11: This leash will assist in the training of an adorable new Guide Dog puppy.
Worm Treatments, RRP $21: this will provide 12 months' worth of treatment to a Guide Dog puppy in training.
Dog Bed, RRP $44: this comfy bed will be used by a Guide Dog during training to help them relax, rest and rejuvenate between sessions.
Vet Checkup, RRP $55: This will provide one Guide Dog with their annual checkup at the Vet Breeding RRP $75: This gift will provide a female Guide Dog the opportunity (and privacy) to reproduce with a handsome male stud dog.
Harness, RRP $104: This gift will assist in the Guide Dog's full potential by providing them with a high quality, long-lasting leather harness.
Puppy Training Starter Kit, RRP $139: This generous gift will provide a Guide Dog puppy with all the essentials to jump start their training, including leash, collar, bowl, food measuring cup, chew toy and annual supply of worming tablets.
Children's Camp, RRP $235: provide a blind or vision-impaired child accommodation and meals at one of Guide Dogs Victoria's children's activity camps over the school holidays.
Training Centre, RRP $525: Gift a vision-impaired Guide Dog user accommodation and meals at Guide Dogs Victoria's residential training centre for one week.
The full range of gifts from The Bow Project is available from https://www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au
Guide Dogs Victoria is one of Australia's largest and most successful breeder and trainer of Guide Dogs nationally, providing more than 70% of Guide Dogs to Victoria's blind or vision impaired. The organisation also offers wider support of vision impaired and blind Victorians through a suite of programmes including Children/Youth Services, Adult Services, Acquired Brain Injury Mobility Services and Occupational Therapy Services. Guide Dogs Victoria receives only 8% of Government funding for services other than Guide Dog Mobility, which is reliant on community donations exclusively.