I am a person,just like you and your friends. I am not a wealthy investor,nor did I go to business school or even marketing school. I am a person who has passion in my heart and I have turned that passion into a reality-Communication Connections,Inc. We are a nonprofit dedicated to families with hearing loss. Our main mission is to work with families with hearing loss. We help support parents guide their children so they reach their potential. We also educate parents and the hearing community about hearing loss. We want to raise awareness around topics related to hearing loss.
Why do you see so many fundraising opportunities for us?Reality is,we need money to run. I don't have grants or federal funding. I have not found a "sugar daddy" who has invested millions. Activities take money to plan, people need a salary, materials cost,etc. So, these fundraisers are essential to our existence.
We are a new small,local,woman owned nonprofit. We have been up and running for a year. We are trying to get our name out into the communities,so we are able to service families. Fundraisers are a way of advertising and having people find out about us-we have family fun events, we had a booth and signed the National Anthem at the Admirals' hockey game and we are going to the Chinooks' baseball game tonight. Yes, our intent is to raise much needed money,but we also hope to use these opportunities to spread the word.
Can you help us in either way to get our name out and raise funds? www.communicationconnections.org and find us on Facebook!
Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.