The NSSLHA Loves Campaign
The NSSLHA Loves campaign is a community service initiative sponsored by NSSLHA to provide funding and awareness to national organizations that work with people living with communication disorders. One hundred percent of the donations raised go to the recipient organization. To nominate a national organization for the NSSLHA Loves campaign, contact [email protected].
2015–2016 NSSLHA Loves Recipient
From the Sertoma website: "Today over 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from some kind of hearing loss. With our technological life style, that number continues to grow. Once hearing loss occurs, it cannot be restored. We can imitate it with hearing devices, but it will never be as clear or concise as it once was. After hearing is lost it becomes one of the most expensive parts of life to maintain. Some insurance companies will pay for testing or will give discounts on equipment, but many will not pay a dime. Our passion is to create a world where everyone who chooses, can hear us. And our passion will compel us to raise awareness of our cause, educate those willing to understand, and support those who need our support. Hearing health needs allies and advocates, educators and healers. Sertoma communities share the common belief that attention paid to hearing health adds quality to lives and communities." View Sertoma's 501(c)(3) documentation [PDF].
The deadline for donations is June 30, 2016. Take a big step to fund Sertoma today!
There are several activities that chapters can do to raise money:
- Bowl-a-thon or walk-a-thon: Charge an entry fee and encourage participants to raise money for every point earned if bowling or every mile walked in a walk-a-thon.
- Movie night: Reserve space on your campus. Rent a movie from a local video outlet and host movies on campus. Charge students for admission and have someone donate food items that you can sell.
- Silent auction: Ask local businesses and individuals to donate items. Then auction those items to the highest bidder. This activity usually accompanies a cocktail hour or other social event.
- Conference fees: Host a conference on campus and allot a portion of the conference registration fees as a donation to the NSSLHA Loves campaign. Remember to register your NSSLHA chapter as a Continuing Education (CE) provider so that attendees will receive continuing education units for attending your conference.
The goal of every NSSLHA chapter is to raise $500. Local chapters that donate $250 or more receive credit toward NSSLHA Chapter Honors.