Finns Automotive raises funds for Guiding Eyes

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Monroe County Post

Beginning in October, Finns Automotive, 45 E. Main St., Webster, started raising money for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. 

Finns donated $10 for each automotive service or repair performed. As of its Nov. 30 deadline, the service center raised $2,850. 

Karie Livingston, left, and Barb Infarinato pose outside of Finns Automotive in Webster with therapy dogs Beatrix and Roxy.

Guiding Eyes puppy raisers Terry and Eileen Matro then matched each person’s donation, bringing the total to $8,550. 

"We totally lucked out,” owner Kevin Finn said. “On the day we were to submit our funds to GEB, I found out there were two people in the area willing to match the funds due to it being #GivingTuesday. I have to thank our customers, as well as the Webster community.”

Kevin Finn with Beatrix, a 5-year-old therapy dog.

Guiding Eyes is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Yorktown Heights that breeds and trains dogs for people who are blind and visually impaired. Visit guidingeyes.org for information.

Michele Capellupo with Rose, a therapy dog-in-training.