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@example.com.
2012–2013 NSSLHA Loves Recipient
The NSSLHA Scholarship Fund was established in 2005, and provides a $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student with national membership in NSSLHA and who is pursuing a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders.
The ASHFoundation and NSSLHA awarded the first scholarship in November 2012 to Eliza Webb, an undergraduate senior and president of the University of New Mexico NSSLHA chapter.
NSSLHA and ASHA members can donate online. The deadline for donations is June 30, 2013.
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 points toward the NSSLHA chapter honors program. Learn how local chapters are showing "Love" in the community.