GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world, making it possible for nonprofits all over the world (including Listen and Talk) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place. We are excited to announce 5 new GlobalGiving projects that you can help support!
From all of us at Listen and Talk, we send the warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy new year.
There is much for which to be grateful and as 2016 comes to a close, we are humbled and honored to serve the children and families who seek our help. We will continue to strive toward our vision that no child be limited by hearing loss and seek ways to expand and enhance our programs. We have several exciting initiatives to share with you:
The Gift of Music
Music to Help Children Learn to Listen
This project will provide support to Listen and Talk’s music program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Music is a powerful tool in enriching a child’s listening skills as they learn to listen and talk. Musical instruments, song books, and specialized materials available in our music program can help families make music an integral part of their everyday lives. #music #discovery #artsandculture
The Gift of Sound Access
Help them Hear! Hearing Device Loaner Bank
Listen and Talk will establish a hearing technology loaner bank serving 200 families/year. Children attending Listen and Talk use high-tech hearing devices to give them access to sound. Specialists help them develop the ability to listen when using their hearing devices. The loaner bank will allow for learning to listen even when a personal device is in repair. #soundaccess #hearingdevices #uninterruptedlearning
The Gift of Knowledge
Building Capacity in Underserved Regions
There is a shortage of qualified providers in many regions of Washington State. The goal of this project is to advance the skill development of birth-to-three providers serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, in underserved areas of WA. #knowledge #mentorship #outreach
The Gift of Language
English Language Learners: Equitable Communication
This project will build a library of specialized educational materials for non-English speaking families whose child is deaf or hard of hearing, and learning to use listening and spoken language to communicate. #language #communication #equity
The Gift of Technology
Technology to Tap Toddler Talk
This project will provide technology that measures the quality and quantity of interactive talk. This, in turn, will help families enrich their child’s listening environment and communication and better enable their child who is deaf or hard of hearing to develop rich spoken language and listening skills for learning. #technology #information #statistics
Please consider making a year-end contribution to Listen and Talk or specifically to one of these projects and please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the full extent permitted by law.
With deep gratitude,
Suzanne Quigley, PhD, CCC-A