How to Set up a Hearing Aid Collection Center
April 14, 2016
Is your Sertoma Club looking to become a part of the National Hearing Aid Project? If so, your club can participate with a simple grassroots activity that will help us collect hearing aids of any age or condition to be refurbished and given to eligible recipients of the Hearing Aid Project.
The mission of this project is to provide access to hearing aids and related hearing health services to those that otherwise could not afford them. Setting up collection centers across the country will ensure hearing aids no longer being used will not go to waste, and can continue to improve someone’s quality of life.
Establishing a collection center is simple, and we will provide you with the materials to get started.
First, make a list of possible sites in your community. Locations can include, but are not limited to:
- Retirement/rest homes
- Hospice programs
- Funeral homes
- Offices of audiologists and ENTs
- Places of worship
Following that, simply contact or visit each site and ask if they would consider being a collection/donation center. You will have a flyer that explains the program and how to contact Hearing Charities for the collection brochures and display stand. Then simply thank them for their time and your part is complete. All we ask is that you provide us a list of those you contacted.
If the site chooses to become a collection center, we will ship the materials directly to them. From the site www.hearingaiddonations.org, the collection center may also download a badge to add to their website.
Join our efforts in supporting the National Hearing Aid Project, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding how your club can start a collection center in your community.