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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014–2015 NSSLHA Loves Recipient
Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, Hands & Voices represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing loss. They have local chapters comprised mainly of parents along with professionals.
The deadline for donations is June 30, 2015. Take a big step to fund Hands & Voices today!
For chapters who would like to send donations by check, they can be mailed to:
Hands & Voices
P.O. Box 3093
Boulder, CO 80307
A donation receipt will be sent by mail to the donor.
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.