DHHS Fundraiser – May 16

Did you know that:

  • The cost of a pair of hearing aids can range from $2,000 to $6,000 depending on the severity and type of hearing loss the person has?
  • A special alarm clock to wake a deaf or hard of hearing person is approximately $49 for a basic analog clock?
  • A variety of special products exist to make living and working with a hearing loss easier and safer, but the cost of this equipment puts it out of reach for many in our community?
  • Hearing aids and other adaptive equipment are generally not covered by Medicare or Medicaid?

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services works to find funding for adaptive equipment for people with hearing loss. Our ADAPT Program (Awareness and Distribution Assistance for Persons with Technology) helps to defray the cost of this equipment for individuals who do not qualify for government or other equipment assistance programs.

On May 16, 2015, we will be hosting a fundraising event. This will be a beer and wine tasting event featuring a silent auction. Our goal is to raise $15,000 which will go directly to the ADAPT program.

Can you help support our program by donating an item or service for the silent auction? Or buy tickets and come to this fun event!

When you donate, your name, or that of your business, will be proudly displayed as a donor for this event.  All donations are fully tax deductible. Additionally, when donating, please provide a value for the item or service, so that we may send you a receipt for your tax records.

We  hope to see you on May 16!

Mayfest 2015 Save the date earlyversion