Toni & Eddie Vilella

Toni & Eddie Vilella

Parrish, Florida
Walkathon Location: Suncoast
Event Date: March 16, 2019

Personal Message:

Southeastern Guide Dogs (SEGD) is a wonderful organization with a simple purpose—to breed, raise, and train smart & loyal guide dogs and provide them at no charge to people who need them.  

As volunteer puppy raisers, Eddie and I brought home Finnegan, a 17-week old guide dog puppy.  It is hard to believe that it’s been 8 months, but he’s already a year old!  He has become such a large part of our family and is such a confident young man.  Finn has done an excellent job at conquering basic obedience and training commands, and has been to concerts, baseball games, and even took a vacation to Georgia with us this spring.  In just a few months, Finn will return to school to continue training and choose a major.

Being volunteer puppy raisers over this last year has been a fabulous experience!  We have learned so much from Finn, and it is so rewarding to be volunteering for such an outstanding organization!

We have set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to us. Please reach DEEP into your pockets and help us as we support the SEGD mission to raise and train these puppies and create extraordinary dogs. Your donations make it possible for puppies like Finn to grow into career dogs of the highest caliber and change the lives of others FURever.

Thanks for your help!!!!

Eddie, Toni, and Finn

Fundraiser Progress: 54% complete

My Progress

  • My Goal:
    $5,000
  • Currently:
    $2,680
 

Thank You For Your Support!

  • OD - Leslie & Shawn Talley
    $100
    May 8, 2019
  • offline donation
    $160
    Mar 22, 2019
  • offline donation raffle tickets
    $300
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Roseanne Arbizzani
    $26
    Feb 18, 2019
  • Anonymous
    $309
    Feb 14, 2019
  • Offline Donation
    $240
    Jan 11, 2019
  • OD - James Hegemier - Raffle
    $100
    Jan 11, 2019
  • Anonymous
    $103
    Jan 10, 2019
  • Offline Donation
    $120
    Dec 11, 2018
  • David Durrance
    $103
    Dec 10, 2018
  • tony pettit
    $103
    Dec 2, 2018
    ambitious goal and a worthy cause - good luck!
  • Madonna Pettit
    $103
    Nov 25, 2018
  • Offline Donation
    $240
    Nov 19, 2018
  • Kiera Murray
    $26
    Nov 11, 2018
    I love the puppy names; hopefully you get to name one!
  • Anonymous
    $52
    Nov 9, 2018
  • Sandra Prenosil
    $26
    Nov 7, 2018
    Good luck
  • Latisha Tomlinson
    $103
    Nov 7, 2018
    Hope this can help! :-)
  • Jack & Jennifer Ballinger
    $103
    Nov 6, 2018
    Go Finnegan!
  • Anonymous
    $26
    Nov 3, 2018
    Go Finnegan!
  • Offline Donation
    $52
    Nov 1, 2018
  • Madonna Pettit
    $103
    Oct 30, 2018
    He will make a difference in someone's life
  • Eddie Vilella
    $52
    Oct 14, 2018
    Hoping to make a difference!
  • Anit Legare
    $26
    Oct 7, 2018
  • Antonia Vilella
    $103
    Oct 5, 2018
    Have to start somewhere! :)