Fundraising Category

Hear Us Out – Here’s Why You Need CELEBRATE SOUND!

Want to be a part of an amazing national fund and awareness-raising event that helps promote hearing health in our communities? Join Sertoma in giving the gift of sound. Host a CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence® event today!

CELEBRATE SOUND is a turnkey fundraising project that allows your community to come together to raise funds and awareness for your organization and Sertoma. With more than 50 million people living with hearing loss, it is critical to educate our communities on issues like noise-induced hearing loss.

When you partner with Sertoma, your local organization will receive 50% of the net income to go to a local cause of your choosing.

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Have You Heard About #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is widely known as the global day of “giving” and is an online movement designed to encourage unity and generosity.

It is a day that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and will take place this year on November 29, 2016. Mark your calendars now!

#GivingTuesday helps kick off the charitable season through the use of social media outlets, and is a national movement that recognizes the importance of helping others.

This year, you can help #LendAHearingHand by donating to Sertoma’s Annual Fund, which will help support our hearing health mission by providing national grants and scholarships.

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Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth Quinley, a three-time award winner of Sertoma’s Hard of Hearing or Deaf scholarship, spoke about her personal hearing health journey at Sertoma’s National Convention in April 2016. The scholarships Quinley received through Sertoma allowed her to pursue her dream of audiology, and inspired her to join the organization to continue giving back. Watch her story!

If you’d like to make a contribution to Sertoma’s Annual Fund and assist in helping students just like Elizabeth, please donate now!

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How to Support the National Hearing Aid Project

The mission of the National Hearing Aid Project is to provide access to hearing aids and related hearing health services to those that otherwise could not afford them. By becoming a collection center, establishing collection centers in your community, or doing an online fundraiser, your club can help us fulfill this mission.

Become a Collection Center:
Collected hearings aids of any age or condition will go directly to our Hearing Aid Bank where they will be put into an inventory for use by audiologists who have agreed to provide clinical services to recipients of the project. Sertoma headquarters can supply your clubs with brochures that give information about how to donate aids to us,

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#SertomaListens

#GivingTuesday 2015 is just around the corner, and Sertoma, Inc. is participating at the national level with a call to support the Annual Fund. With this first year of participation in #GivingTuesday, we are testing the waters and will share what we learn about running a #GivingTuesday campaign with our clubs. Our hope is that clubs will become involved with future #GivingTuesday events and will use their own #GivingTuesday campaigns as a way to tell their stories and more deeply connect with their communities, while also raising funds and awareness about their work.

We will be using the hashtag #SertomaListens for our Annual Fund campaign.

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Why Our Annual Fund Matters

WHY GIVE

Our annual fund is essential to the success of our programs. The money we raise each year for this fund helps young men and women who are deaf or hard of hearing attend college. It helps educate graduate students pursuing degrees in communicative disorders. It gets programming out into our communities nationwide about preventing hearing loss. It educates hearing health professionals so they can do even better work in our communities. It supports nonprofit programs in the area of hearing health.

That’s an impressive list, and each area the Annual Fund supports allows Sertoma to fulfill its national mission,

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