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Philippine Hearing Fund
- Why did I get involved in helping the deaf children of the
- Will my donation go directly to the children of the Philippines?
- Can I use my donation as a charitable contribution on my taxes?
- Can I ask that my donation be used for a specific purpose?
- Can I contact anyone to insure that my donation will not be misused?
- Does my hearing aid need to be fully functioning?
- Does it matter if my donated hearing aid is a “behind
the ear” model?
- What kind of books can I send to the Philippine children?
- What school supplies are needed?
will the financial contributions go?
we guarantee that the hearing aids and donation will not be miss-used?
is on your mind?
In October of 1999, I went to visit my “future
wife” who lived in Cebu. From the first day I was there, this little guy would
follow me around. Hey was very curious about me, my wheelchair, and everything
about me. I was then told that John-John was deaf and could only squeak and
squawk. He was deaf after fall when he was a baby. He had never been to school
because that was too expensive. Even having his hearing checked was considered a
luxury. Being he was my wife’s cousin, I decided to see if I could help. After
learning so much more, I decided I had to get involved. And here I am.
Yes! 100% of your donation will be directed to the
helping of the deaf children of the Philippines. Our goal is only to help as
much as possible. I don’t expect donations to run very high so every penny
will accounted for. I also plan on posting who contributed and where the
donations and monies were used.
Sure can! For every donation, you will receive a
receipt to be use4d for your charitable contribution. We have to be reasonable
and give physical donations a fair market value. Of course your input is
Yes! We would welcome your ideas. Please feel free
in letting us know your preferences so we can honor your requests.
Yes! We do have a few mentions on our Links page
that we have posted. This is a difficult area to predict or to prove our
sincerity. But donating to any non-for-profit is a risk. Our pledge is to be as
forth coming as possible and show our efforts as we can. Giving you home address
and telephone number are easy ways to contact us. Should you need to, please
feel free in doing so.
No! Of course we wish they would be. But hopefully
we can get those hearing aids that don’t work, working. We do have contacts
that will clean and repair those that can be. We still, hope to find a few
professionals who will donate their time and skills repairing such delicate
devises. But no hearing aid will be delivered until it is fully functioning.
No! The children and people of the Philippines are
only interested in having the ability to hear. There are no fashion statements
to worry about or conceptions that by having a hearing aid makes you a different
person. If you could not hear, or never have heard before, would you necessarily
care what model of hearing aid you had? We might have different opinions on this
perspective. But in the Philippines, they just want to hear.
Any kind! Kids fun reading books are mostly needed.
The sign language of the Philippines is different then here, so most signing
books from here won't necessarily work. I sent a few sign-books. It cannot hurt
for those interested in learning a second language. Coloring books, nature to
science, just like non-deaf children; they too are excited to learn.
Anything! From paper to pencils and everything in
between. Markers, crayons and even chalk are still used in the Philippines.
Scissors to glue. You name it, there is a need. However, No computer products
Unless you specify your wishes, your financial
donation could be used in many areas. We have a few areas we could place the
funds. From paying for batteries, earmold material, school supplies are our main
areas. There are other less important areas such as helping paying shipping
costs, travel costs and paying for a board certified audiologist in the
Philippines. No matter how generous we are, rules are rules.
No! Can we guarantee that the family will not sell
the hearing aid we give? Can any one here guarantee that their donations won’t
be miss-abused? We do hope that children that receive our help will cherish the
gift given to them. This is not an excuse, but the people in the Philippines are
poorer then the average poor person here. We have never heard of a case where
someone has sold a donation. But we are also not looking. We have to hope that
our gifts are being properly cared for and cherished. I have a feeling, they
Copyright © 1999-2008 Philippine Hearing Fund. All rights reserved.
Revised: May 03, 2008