Colorado State Grange
Promoting Better Hearing
The purpose of the Deaf activities program is to educate Grange members and community members about deafness, hearing loss and hearing protection.
Subordinate and Pomona Grange Activity Suggestions
A. Sponsor, host, or promote Sign Languages classes.
B. Write letters to legislators and health insurance companies encouraging the coverage or at least partial coverage of hearing loss services and products especially for children.
C. Sponsor a special fundraiser for the Mandy Project and assist in distributing Mandy Project flyers/brochures.
D. Donate $ to State Deaf Activities Fund which helps provide educational materials to local Granges.
E. Promote Hearing Testing
F. Assist Lecturer with a program educating members and non-members about Deafness or hearing loss.
G. Write articles about Grange Deaf activities projects and send to local new media during May, which is a special month for deaf awareness.
H. Each Grange should have Posters up on Signs of Deafness or hearing loss.
-- 1) For Adults
-- 2) For children
I. Promote Finger spelling Bees, Sign Language challenges, Sign A Song competitions.
J. Distribute Sound and Hearing Packets, Manual Alphabet Posters, Pledge of Allegiance Sign Language Posters, etc. to local school, Home schooled children, and other Youth organizations. Some of these items can be obtained from the National Grange Headquarters: 1616 H. Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20006.
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
We encourage each Grange to collect Campbell's product labels for the Colorado School for the Deaf and blind. Labels can be brought to the state convention or sent to the state Director or state office
A special certificate will be given to Granges who sponsor a special fundraiser for the Mandy Project.
The purpose of the Mandy project is to help children with hearing loss to become productive citizens and to provide assistance to a family experiencing hardship due to a child's hearing loss.
As many children will be helped as possible and as funds are available. Families with a child who has a hearing loss will be chosen through the application process to receive funding assistance to help cover costs of hearing aids, speech therapy, surgery, or other related expenses.
Flyers can be obtained by contacting the State Director.
contact Cindy Greer for further information.
|last updated: 10-Jan-2017|