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Friday, June 8, 2012

2013 Dogs for Independence calendar

 ILV is once again designing its Dogs for Independence 13 month calendar. 

Why a dog calendar?
Many people are familiar with a guide dogs for people who are blind, however there are a number of duties service dogs can be trained to perform. For example, dogs can be trained to detect seizures, low blood sugar in people with diabetes, hearing alarms for people who are deaf, and have a calming effect for people with mental health disabilities. 

IL Vernon has met a number of consumers who have been denied access to businesses because their registered service dog is different then a seeing eye dog. For example, a consumer with a registered assistance dog for her anxiety, was waiting for a transit bus at the bus stop and the driver did not stop for her.  This lack of awareness causes enormous anxiety and frustration for that consumer and any person with various disabilities with registered service dogs. Therefore, IL Vernon is working to raise awareness about the many varieties of service animals.  

As a resource centre for people with disabilities, IL Vernon has a unique mission to assist people with a variety of disabilities to find information on community resources, pre-employment support, and youth with disabilities transition to independent living.  By supporting IL Vernon, you are supporting a unique organization that makes a difference in the quality of life of people with various disabilities. 

How to support Dogs for Independence:

IL Vernon undertakes two projects to promote various service dogs for people with various disabilities - 13 month Calendar and Dogs for Independence Walk October 13, 2012! By purchasing advertising in the calendar, your business will be advertised at the Dog Walk in October 2012!

Dogs for Independence 13 month Calendar
The 2000 Dogs of Independent Living Calendar will sell for $10.00 and the proceeds of the calendar will go to support recreation activities for youth with various disabilities.  


The calendar features:
2000 copies to be professionally designed and printed
Your business will be promoted for the month in which you buy advertising
Over 30 full colour pictures of service dogs
Helpful tips about bringing dogs to work and Service Dog Etiquette


Exposure of your advertisement:
2000 copies of the calendar will be printed
Sponsors are recognized in all promotions for Independent Living Vernon's Dogs for Independence Walk in October 2012 – possible exposure to 5000 people

IL Vernon will recognize your support of an advertisement:
Sponsor's logos will be displayed in the IL Vernon office to the more than 6,000 yearly visitors
Sponsors will be recognized on IL Vernon's social media sites (BLOG, Twitter and Facebook) – 5,000 hits/year
A special ad will display sponsor logos on IL Vernon's website http://ilvernon.ca  - 50,000 hits/year
IL Vernon's AGM report recognizes sponsors of all IL Vernon fundraising – circulated to 100 consumers and funders

With one advertisement, your business has a chance of being recognized by over 40,000 potential customers!

Dogs for Independence 2013 Advertising Rate sheet 

-Advertising information can be emailed to laura@ilvernon.ca
Business ad & logo- format options: eps,ai,or png
Please include a contact person and phone number

-Please indicate if you prefer a certain month, advertising spaces will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Advertising Deadline: September 4, 2012

-Payment can be made by cheque, VISA, or Mastercard

Thank you in advance for supporting Independent Living Vernon!

1 comment:

Shawn Spencer said...

This is very interesting and can mean new things for many that are seeking independent living in Richmond. A dog may make a much better companion than a full time nurse. And although the dog can't do everything, his companionship alone would be a great help.