Bring the kids, neighbors, grandparents and everybody! We will have a walk, kids’ activities and a really fabulous Silent Auction. Click here to join us for a fun day. Or donate now if you can’t make it.
Quota Club is thankful for Volunteers, sponsors & walkers at Duck Walk 2016, our dedicated members and families, Barnes & Noble Book Fair volunteers and book buyers. All of you make a huge difference with your efforts!
And thanks to our Community Partners:
- Quota Advisory Committee
- Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
- Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Oral Deaf program
- Northview Public Schools’ Deaf & Hard of Hearing program
Our partners help us to help where we’re needed the most
Happy Thaksgiving to all !
Hear for Good box locations – April 2016
These locations will accept used hearing aids. The hearing aids will be recycled and provide refurbished hearing aids to low income individuals. Thank you for helping Quota International help the hard of hearing in our community.
- DHHS, 4328 Kalamazoo, SE. Contact Deb Atwood 732-7358
- Grand Rapids Public Schools, Ken-O-Sha Campus, 1353 VanAuken SE.
- Elder’s Helpers, 500 Cherry St S.E., Contact Dusty, 454-8305
- Mercy Health Physician Partners Family Medicine – 300 Lafayette SE, Suite 4000 and 4200. Contact Dr. Stanford 685-6921 or Miguel Mesa 685-6267
- St Mary’s Hospital, 200 Jefferson Ave, SE -Sue Scharf
- Clark Retirement Home, 1152 Franklin Street S.E. Contact Michele Lipka
- Sunrise Senior Living, 3041 Charlevoix Dr. SE. Contact is Deb Roost 942-7200.
- Kaczmarski Hearing Services, 2225 Main St SW, Ste. #140, Contact Beckie
- Northview’s West Oakview Campus, 3880 Stuyvesant NW, Contact Beckie
- Covenant Village, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Contact Reception Desk 735-4541
- Holy Spirit Parish, 2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Contact Deb or Mary 453-6369
- Kaczmarski Hearing Services, 523 Wilson Ave NW. Contact Beckie
- Kaczmarski Hearing Services, In Northpointe Bank at I-96 & East Beltline, Contact Kate, Audiologist
- Fulton Farmer’s Market, 1147 Fulton St E, Box available at Quota Table the first Saturday May-October
- Spectrum Health Audiology Department, 100 Michigan Ave. Contact Kirsten Kramer
- Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Contact David Germain 866-1515
- Lakeview Terrace Assisted Living, 9494 Paden Road, Lakeview. Contact Carmel Slebodnick 989-5550
Quotarians – YOU are amazing people! You have embraced our mission, our vision and our new format so well. We are making extraordinary progress in accomplishing our goals to improve our Club!! We are moving forward with energy, enthusiasm and strength.
I was emailed a copy of our credits toward the Hear For Good program. I recently had a meeting with Gillian Borkowski at Hear USA. Some of you may know her from past years in Quota. She is an outstanding audiologist who continues to share our quest to help the deaf and hard of hearing. Her clients recycle their old hearing aids with her company.
She graciously gave us a box filled with used parts, totally a donation of 1,237 points!! We are now at 1,974 and I couldn’t be more proud of the progress we have made! FABULOUS!
More good news will be coming. I’m doing these messages in smaller bites rather than one message a month.
Thank you for your support!
This question comes up when we say “we bought Pilot Caps” for deaf infants at 2 local schools.
Babies don’t fly planes, but some have cochlear implants, or hearing aids, and the caps help them to stay in place.
This thank you from a teacher says it all:
Thank you so very much for the donation to receive 10 pilot caps for our deaf babies. It is so important for the babies to keep their hearing aid(s) in and the pilot caps do wonders to achieve this goal.”
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Northview
Pleasant sounds have the ability to bring us instant stress relief. “White noise” sounds that come from nature sound machines or trickling mini-fountains create a blank slate for the human brain to relax. If you don’t have a sound machine, try listening to what’s closest in nature: leaves rusting, the wind blowing, rain falling or waves crashing. Turn on beautiful music while you do work. And smile. This will ease up the strain on your middle-ear muscles, which in turn softens low-frequency noises such as traffic or ambient conversation.