H.I.K.E Fund stands for Hearing Impaired Kids Equipment Fund. The purpose of The HIKE Fund (Canada) is to provide assistance for hearing impaired children while uniting Job's Daughters across the world in a common charitable cause.
HIKE Fund (Canada) is a very special fund created in 1990 by the International Order of Job's Daughters to provide hearing and/or assistive listening devices to children or institutions in need. We are Kids Helping Kids. All donations to HIKE are tax deductable.
To make a donation, contact any of our Bethels and we'd be glad to help. For more information or if you would like an application, please contact our Grant Coordinator - Jackie Cutting
HIKE Success Stories!
Farakina is a 10 year old girl from northern B.C. Her mother reports hearing loss effecting school work, but after receiving new equipment, Farakina is much happier and doing much better in school.
Nicholas is a seven year old from the Lower Mainland. He had not had hearing previously tested until his grade two teacher reported that there seemed to be difficulties. Nicholas suffered mild to moderate hearing loss in both ears. He is now doing better in school and adjusting to his surroundings.
Darren is a twelve year old boy from the Lower Mainland Mild to moderate hearing loss in both ears and his new hearing aids have been very helpful.
Will is a nine year old from the Lower Mainland with longstanding hearing loss in both years. At seven weeks old he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. He has a cocular implant for one ear and uses a hearing aid on the other.
Brandon is a five year old boy from the Lower Mainland with mild sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. He was originally fitted with hearing aids on a loan basis but has now received ones of his own. Parents report marked improvement in Brandon's attention and speech.
Brittany is a seventeen year old girl from the Lower Mainland. She has been wearing hearing aids since she was 4. Brittany has a a moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss and needs to replace her current hearings aids as they are failing. Teachers report that Brittany is a strong self advocate for herself in using hearing assistive devices. She hopes to go to university in the fall.
Grants Awarded Aug. 2010 – July 2011
Laurel – a high school student in need of new hearing aids. Nicole – a girl in need of hearing aids. Melody - a girl partially funded for a FM system. Gino – a boy with moderate to severe deficiency in both ears. Miranda – a 12 year old girl with hearing loss. Abena – a 6 year old girl with hearing issues. Cameron - a grade one student with hearing problems. Mackenzie - a 9 year old girl with hearing loss. Abneet – a boy with profound hearing loss in his right ear and moderate in his left. The H.I.K.E. Fund (Canada) partially covered the cost of a replacement FM receiver. Manzoni – an 8 year old boy who received partial funding for a bone anchored hearing aid. Penelopy – a girl, with ties to Job’s Daughters, in need of hearing equipment.
Since August we have given out; one grant under $1000.00 to a young boy in Edmonton; a grant to Winnipeg, Manitoba for under $500.00 to aid another young boy; to a girl recommended by the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary for just over $1000.00; and a grant to a youngster in Trail B.C. for approx $1500.00. Other applications have arrived on my desk and are pending review and approval. Hopefully we will have enough funds on hand to help these children.
Thanks to the Daughters, Bethels and Jurisdictions who have had fund raising projects to help children in need hear the world around them. We encourage all the Daughters to take on individual projects, as well as Bethels to organize group projects to fund raise for HIKE Fund Canada. Our resources' are limited and we need your assistance.
On behalf of the children you have all ready helped, THANK YOU!!!
Real Proof of Kids Helping Kids