Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
The assistance dogs Canine Companions for Independence® breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities and spread incredible joy. CCI unites people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
$50,000—that’s what it takes to raise, train and place a CCI assistance dog as well as provide the graduate team a lifetime of care and support. Yet Canine Companions provides assistance dogs to the recipients absolutely free of charge.
In 2019, NextHome raised over $35,000 toward this outstanding organization. We’re looking to go one step further in 2020! Let’s raise another $50,000 to fund the development of even more assistance dogs that will increase independence for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
With your help, we can give independence and give a dog a job.
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NextHome is a progressive real estate franchise that provides consumer-centric branding and innovative technology. Our mission is to enrich lives by helping people find their next home.
Selecting Canine Companions for Independence as our national charity partner was a thorough process, yet the easiest decision to make. NextHome’s core values align perfectly with Canine Companions’ goal to help members of communities across the country live more independent lives by matching them with highly trained assistance dogs.
“As a firm believer in investing in your own team and giving back to local communities, it made perfect sense to associate NextHome with an organization that is equally dedicated to society by delivering the greatest resources to individuals in need,” said Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins.
NextHome is encouraging its members, friends, families and supporters to help raise funds to support the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Donations will allow Canine Companions to continue to provide expertly trained assistance dogs and follow-up services free of charge to adults, children and veterans.
Please help us reach our goal of raising an additional $50,000 to support Canine Companions for Independence. Donate today!