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HOHYPF Teams with Westmont Lions Club

HOHYPF Teams with Westmont Lions Club
Source: HOHYPF

In our commitment to the hard of hearing community, the Hard of Hearing for Young People Foundation is proud to announce our recent work with the Westmont Lions Club in the Village of Westmont. We were able to donate 12 used hearing aids for refurbishing along with 2 hearing aid containers.

After meeting with several representatives from this Illinois chapter, including Division Manager Monika Kural, Wesley D. Gathings, Aimee Inks and Club Secretary Lion Debby Richey, we knew this would be a great opportunity as we share the same commitment to those in the hard of hearing community. See Lions Foundation Project Page for details.

The Westmont Lions Club is the oldest service organizations in its area and for close to 80 years, its mission has been to meet and even surpass a challenge made decades earlier by Helen Keller to become the “knights of the blind”. It hosts a number of fundraising events each year to raise the necessary funds to continue their work and our team is honored to have played a role in their efforts.

With 3 out of every 1,000 babies born deaf or with significant hearing challenges, there is still much work to be done. There are a number of promising therapies on the horizon that could ultimately change those statistics and until then, our focus is on making a true difference in the lives of millions of hard of hearing youth.

We aim to change another statistic as well:

Only 20 percent of people around the world who could benefit from a hearing aid actually own one.

We know how important it is to not only build their confidence, but to also provide the proper tools so that they don’t fall behind in school. There’s still work to do – the kind of work we’re certain are changing lives.
Want to do more? Your donations are what keep HOHYPF moving forward so that we can refurbish and then put into circulation hearing aids for young people. It’s an important mission and we’ve seen firsthand the difference a quality hearing aid can make.

The HOHYPF is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can donate via your major credit card, PayPal or digital bank transfer.

Want to learn more about the great work the Lions Club does? We invite you to visit the Westmont Lions Club page to see what they’ve accomplished over the years. As mentioned, the Lions Club, chartered in January, 1936, is staffed by volunteers who are tireless in their own efforts of making a difference in their communities. Be sure to enter its current contest, “Sight and Sound Sweepstakes”. You can learn more on their website.

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Remember, we want to hear your story. Drop us a line and share your experiences with others. After all, there’s strength in numbers.

You Give. We Share. People Hear.

For the Hard of Hearing for Young People Foundation, it’s as simple as that.

Donna is a professional writer residing in south Mississippi. With more than 15 years writing experience, she has written several e-books, countless newsletters and has provided content for more than 150 websites. She completed her first novel last year and is currently in the research phase for her second novel. She has worked with battered women for two decades as they seek safety away from their abusers. Many of these victims suffer hearing damage or hearing loss as a result of the abuse they endure. With this insight, she brings an interesting dynamic to the Hard of Hearing for Young People Foundation. Donna on Google+

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