Utica, NY (WIBX) - Freedom Guide Dogs is just $1500 away from reaching their 30 Dog Challenge goal.

This non-profit organization places, trains, and raises Guide Dogs for the blind, who can take advantage of these services at no cost.

The purpose of the goal is to raise money for the cost of equipment for the placement of 30 Guide Dogs in 2011, and you can make a difference in someone's life for as little as $10.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this challenge, visit www.freedomguidedogs.org.

You can donate money online or through PayPal, or by mailing your donations to:

Attn: 30 Dog Challenge
Freedom Guide Dogs
1210 Hardscrabble Rd.
Cassville, NY 13318