DIRECTORY 1: Service Targets/Causes

DIRECTORY 1: Hearing and Speech

HEARING AND SPEECH: Awareness Screening

QI of Aruba

“Club created an ear plug campaign. There was a lot of awareness. The club had a TV ad and a jingle. Earplug donation was received from the refinery in Aruba. We used this to distribute earplugs to small children during carnival time and sell them to adult participants and audiences along the roads. This helped to raise funds for other service work.”

QI of Central Oregon, Oregon, U.S.A.

“Members volunteer once a month at hearing screenings of young children.”

QI of Collingswood, Ontario, Canada

“The club sponsored a hearing van.”

QI of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

“Helped purchase a hearing machine to test newborns at local hospital. Quota’s name is now being recognized.”

QI of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia

“Instituted Healthy Little Ears Program in local schools.”

QI of Massillon, Ohio, U.S.A.

“Run ‘Sound Beginnings’ program. State provides hearing screening and the club provides intervention. With funding from grants newborn infants up through children three years old are provided with hearing aids.”

QI of Paso Robles, California, U.S.A.

“Club held a ‘Noise Day’at a local school. There was a competition for the best poster on noise. Members explained about the dangers of noise and gave out earplugs.”

QI of Townsville, Queensland, Australia

“Funded an acoustic testing machine for our local hospital. The club raised funds through a local pediatrician, and the government helped with support after the project started. This was an ongoing project over four years.”

QI of Whakatane, New Zealand

“Provide ongoing support to community and local health professionals to continue with the use of an Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) machine and screening new born infants in conjunction with project Hiedi and the New Zealand government. Also sponsor a hearing testing van that goes to different areas and tests the hearing of people. Both of these projects are confirmed for at least five years.”

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HEARING AND SPEECH: General Support

QI of Atascadero, California, U.S.A.

“Club purchased English to Spanish sign language videos for the county to send to deaf families.”

QI of Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.

“Club collects used hearing aids to be refurbished. Low income applicants are fitted by local audiologists and given refurbished hearing aids.”

QI of Essendon, Victoria, Australia

“Money donated to our library for purchase of captioned videos. A special needs school was also provided with a VCR to tape captioned programs.”

QI of Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

“Club runs a room at the community health center with examples of all kinds of equipment for the hard of hearing—door bells, televisions, loop systems, telephones, etc. Quota members staffed the room and demonstrated how items were used. Audiologists advised the club on what equipment to display.”

QI of Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.

“Club provides support to hearing-impaired people. They fund cochlear implants and buy hearing aids. Fund raising is done by the golf outing—an annual event for business people in the community.”

QI of Klamath Falls, Oregon, U.S.A.

“Our club has purchased hearing aids for disadvantaged people. One man, who was homeless, was able to start a course at a local college; another women was able to attend Galluadet University. Our dogs for the deaf program helps raise awareness of Quota in our community.”

QI of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia

“The club purchased a hearing machine for a local hospital and a modem for deaf people mentored by a club member. This project helped get Quota recognized and encouraged new membership.”

QI of Rotorua, New Zealand

“We provide a scholarship for advanced studies in sign language for court or legal situations.”

QI of Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

“Bought five TTY (text telephone) machines for various crisis centers and shelters.”

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HEARING AND SPEECH: Support for Children

QI of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

“Provided a cochlear implant for a young boy. Club then maintained a relationship with the boy and his family and later purchased two decoders for them.”

QI of Biloela, Queensland, Australia

“Club paid for “teacher aide” hours at local primary school. This makes the teacher aides available an extra 20 hours per week to work with hearing-impaired students.”

QI of Camden, New South Wales, Australia

“Camden has supported a young woman named Felicity since she was a girl. She has been provided with a cochlear implant and other equipment through the support of Quota. Felicity has gone on to become a paralympic equestrian.”

QI of Coral Springs/Parkland, Florida, U.S.A.

“Our favorite project is sponsoring a soccer team with a deaf child. As a new club, this project gave us publicity in the community and allowed us to tell the parents of all the children about Quota. We are now recognized in the community.”

QI of Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

“Club supports a deaf club by paying for bus trips for further education. Our ongoing support of ‘Angel Flight’ is promoting the club awareness.”

QI of Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia

“Organize a deaf camp; get support from District 24.”

QI of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

“Club holds a science camp for primary school students who are deaf. It is to encourage them to study the sciences and encourage them to go to university. The camp is done on a weekend, parents come as interpreters, and local Quotarians put them up in their homes and provide all meals for students and families.”

QI of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

“Amplification systems installed in four schools to improve sound quality in the classrooms. Generated publicity for the club.”

QI of Iosco County, Michigan, U.S.A.

“Club is putting classroom amplification systems into the classrooms for 1st through 3rd grade pupils at all schools in the area. The project helps with public awareness.”

QI of Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

“Contributed to a state-wide dance for deaf students. Members helped out by getting food and drink donations. They also decorated the gym and took digital photos of the students and then sent them to the schools.”

If you would like more information about a project listed in this directory, please e-mail staff@quota.org. We will send you the reporting club’s contact information.

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HEARING AND SPEECH: Support for Adults

QI of Essendon, Victoria, Australia

“Money donated to our library for purchase of captioned videos. A special needs school was also provided with a VCR to tape captioned programs.”

QI of Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.

“The club worked with jails. They placed computer systems into hospitals, jails, etc., where deaf people can make use of them instead of waiting for an interpreter. This system operates 24 hours a day.”

QI of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

“Club held educational forums for parents who have hearing disabilities. Doctors and specialists spoke. A Web site was created that was taken over by professionals to inform the public.”

QI of Wooster, Ohio, U.S.A.

“We deliver services to the adult deaf community: video interpreting services, summer speech programs for children, and interpretive services. The club works as a liaison to deliver the services, i.e., in hospital an interpreter would be provided in the correct language.”

If you would like more information about a project listed in this directory, please e-mail staff@quota.org. We will send you the reporting club’s contact information.

  • To return to DIRECTORY 1: Service Targets/Causes Home Page, click here.
  • To go to DIRECTORY 2: Types of Projects, click here.
  • To go to DIRECTORY 3: Seasonal Service Projects, click here.
  • To return to the Quota Club Service Project Directories Home Page, click here.
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