Hosted by Helen Varon, known for her philanthropic commitment to Jewish organizations in the desert, she founded the event in memory of her grandson and to raise money for Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, a non-sectarian organization. Humanitarian awards, raffle prizes and auction included during the event.
The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is dedicated to improving the quality of life of visually impaired Israelis. They provide them with mobility, independence, self-confidence and companionship through the faithful assistance of guide dog “Partners” specially trained in Hebrew to meet Israel’s rigorous and challenging environment. Founded in 1991, the Israel Guide Dog Center serves Israel’s 24,000 blind and visually impaired citizens and is the only internationally accredited guide dog program in the country.