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ECHO annual campaign

Three clients with service dogs


ECHO Annual Appeal Campaign

ECHO the pawsibilities -- annual fundraiser & friendraiser campaign

ECHO (Ears Continuously Hearing for Others) the Pawsibilites is Paragon's Annual Campaign. As a FUNDRAISER and a FRIENDRAISER, it strives to raise much needed funds, recruit new volunteers, and create a greater awareness about Paragon. 

transform lives! give the gift of a service dog

Hearing loss is the fourth-leading cause of disability globally. For the 50 million Americans, more than 10 percent of the population, hearing loss presents a wide range of daily challenges -- from education to personal relationships to quality of life.

Paragon's work in training dogs into hearing service dogs on alert 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, enable clients who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing to lead more fulfilling, independent lives with meaningful community interactions.

Paragon invests $20,000 into preparing a hearing service dog. Yet, guided by the belief that finances should never be the determining factor, clients incur no costs for raising, training, matching, placing and supporting their Paragon service dog partner.

That is why raising funds is critical to Paragon. Gifts to Paragon are 100% tax deductible and directly support the care and training necessary for hearing service dogs to become heroes to our clients.