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].

2016–2017 NSSLHA Loves RecipientCommunicAID+Nation

CommunicAID+Nation (CA+N) was founded in 2012 to promote and provide speech-language resources for individuals with communication disorders. CA+N's mission reaches the continuum of communication disorders, regardless of etiology or cause- to make lives more enriched by the increased ability to communicate by any means. Since its humble beginnings in 2012, CA+N has helped numerous individuals and communities achieve access to resources that support interpersonal communication and improve quality of life. New to CommunicAID+Nation is Camden's Crew a targeted initiative to promote developmental communication milestones to children who face prolonged hospitalizations, so that development does not have to fall secondary to acute medical diagnoses. This CA+N initiative was established in 2015, when CA+N's founder gave birth to a son who was subsequently hospitalized for ten consecutive months after birth for a rare and complex gastrointestinal disorder (short bowel syndrome), putting him at risk for significant developmental delays, despite typical neurologic function. Today, CA+N is a dynamic organization supported by universities, hospitals, speech-language-pathologists, students, and the communities that we serve to promote communication accessibility to all.

The deadline for donations is June 30, 2017. Be sure to select the NSSLHA logo on the donation page

Raising Funds

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.

Past Campaigns