Ears for Years was apart of Club Rush today! They talked to high schoolers about having an Ears for Years Club. Clubs are one of EFY's main sources of fundraising income for international missions and main outlets for volunteer involvement. Clubs can help students learn basic American Sign Language, so they can communicate with deaf children within their community. By emailing EFY and asking for a club start-up kit, anyone can start an Ears for Years club too! We hope to create a network of clubs that can communicate and work together to help this cause. Get your school and community involved in EFY through clubs!
Each year GenerationOn picks a group of 14 children to receive Community Action Hero Awards. This year founder of Ears for Years, Grace O'Brien was chosen as a semifinalist! GenerationOn inspires kids to make their mark on the world through service projects. Check out the other winners here http://generationon.org/teens/meet/hasbro-community-action-heroes/2014-semi-finalists.
Founder of Ears for Years, Grace O'Brien, won a Daily Points of Light Award! Here is the article talking about Grace and her devotion to Ears for Years. http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/5159
"What Exactly is Beauty" is a project dedicated to REAL girls. The founder, Clarke Audrey Schwartz, is worried that the media has made the expectation for beauty unattainable. "What Exactly is Beauty" encourages girls to be who they are and find their inner beauty. Teen girls and their stories are featured weekly on the account to empower and inspire others! Founder of Ears for Years, Grace O'Brien, was featured on "What Exactly is Beauty" to talk about her motivation to start Ears for Years. Grace tells about her transformation from a self centered outlook to a philanthropic outlook. Her philosophy was that "you start truly living when you start living for something bigger than yourself." Check out the story her: http://instagram.com/p/j-3BkmRLNE/#
Congratulations to SolarEar, who was just named one of the winners of Verizon Wireless's "Powerful Answers Award". SolarEar is a healthcare winner, and has been given $500,000 to expand facilities, testing, and access to hearing aids for the hearing impaired in developing countries. Ears for Years is proud to be be a SolarEar distributor, and couldn't be more appreciative of Verizon's generosity! Great things are in store for the future. Thank you Verizon!
We are so excited that Chloe + Isabel merchandiser, Julie Maxwell, has teamed up with Ears for Years! Julie Maxwell graduated from UC San Diego and has recently become involved with Ears for Years. She has decided to use her passion- jewelry- to help deaf children in need. For every item bought off the Ears for Years page, part of the proceeds will go towards getting a deaf child in a developing country a solar powered hearing aid. So get your shopping on, buy some super cute jewelry, and change a live!