Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Young Friends’ “Kegs for a Cause” Event Rescheduled Until November 3





 
Young Friends’ September event at the International Tap House (ITP) has been rescheduled until Tuesday, November 3, due to a conflict with the St. Louis United Way’s annual fall giving campaign.
 
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening, all sales from a designated “Keg of the Night” will be donated to Young Friends. Given ITP’s proximity to multiple university campuses in St. Louis, the event will serve as a “meet and greet” opportunity to highlight the efforts of Young Friends’ recruiting campaign.
 
“We would love a great turnout of both students and professionals alike,” said Julia Grunloh, CHS Young Friends President.
 
The group is also inviting Young Friends members to the Center’s Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30p.m. at the Center’s Rock Hill location.
 
The Young Friends’ “Paint the Center” October event has also been rescheduled until Spring 2016. Watch the Loud & Clear blog for more information on this fun event.
For more information about joining Young Friends or to RSVP for an event, contact Julia Grunloh at youngfriends.chs@gmail.com.   
The Young Friends of the Center for Hearing & Speech is a group of professionals who build awareness for the Center, an organization that delivers high quality speech therapy and audiology services to everyone, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. It's a big job, and that's why this group is here to help. Through community involvement, social events and public education, the Young Friends work to support the mission of the Center while uniting talented, charitable and hard-working young professionals around a critical mission: Empowering individuals in the St. Louis community to join the conversation through high quality speech therapy and audiology care. 

 
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services each year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. CHS improves the quality of life for individuals with hearing and speech disorders by providing caring and high quality services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The Center continually strives to address a greater portion of the unmet need relating to speech and audiology in the St. Louis region. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.

 

Center Team Participates in St. Louis Walk4Hearing

Center's Gina Cato, Rita Tintera, Ann Joseph & Dr. Kate Sinks joined the St. Louis Walk4Hearing to support the Hearing Loss Association of America.



 
A team of Center staff and supporters joined the St. Louis Walk4Hearing at last Saturday’s 5K walk in Queeny Park. Development Department director, Jeff Tarr, was the Center’s Team Captain.
 
The St. Louis Walk4Hearing event is hosted each year by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). It is the largest walk of its kind, taking place in multiple cities across the country. Every spring and fall, thousands of walkers—children and their families, young adults, the young at heart and everyone in between—form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it, and raise funds for hearing programs and services.
 
Since 2006, more than 58,000 walkers have stepped up and helped raise more than $9 million for programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local Walk sites.
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services each year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. CHS improves the quality of life for individuals with hearing and speech disorders by providing caring and high quality services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The Center continually strives to address a greater portion of the unmet need relating to speech and audiology in the St. Louis region. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.
 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Center Thanks Kimberly Camp, Celebrating 10 Years of Service!

Kimberly Camp


The Center would like to congratulate Kimberly Camp, who celebrated her 10-year anniversary this summer as Director of Finance and Administration.

Thank you for all you do, Kimberly!

 
 





Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Welcome Midori Snyder, Returning Development Dept. Volunteer!
















Midori Snyder is back as a Marketing volunteer in the Development Department at the Center for Hearing & Speech. Midori had volunteered with the Development Department for five months last winter, creating promotional flyers for special events. These days, Midori is researching hearing and speech news online to help promote awareness of the Center’s cause and maximize fundraising potential.

Midori’s interest in volunteering began with her kids’ involvement in environmentalism causes such as Missouri Stream Team.  Her family helped remove pollutants from local waterways and learned how to monitor water quality.  

“Most of our volunteer work has in some way incorporated taking care of the environment,” she said.  “We loved rehabilitating injured wild animals at Bi-State-Wildlife.  But I think at the top of the list is working at the Rabbit House Society.  We are a family of bunny lovers.”

Midori is a senior at University of Missouri – St. Louis, finishing a BS in Marketing, with a minor in Logistics. Her husband, Brad, teaches math.  

“I’m feeling especially grateful for him this semester as I am taking a calculus based statistics class,” she said. “He has been my guiding light for the last couple of weeks.”  

Midori was born and raised in St. Louis, but often travels to Japan, as much of her family lives there.

The couple have 12-year-old twins named Emi and Ayla, and a cute little lop-eared black bunny named Shadow.

Midori enjoys family activities that involve the great outdoors, especially  snowboarding, wakeboarding and relaxing at their cabin on Mark Twain Lake where they go boating and hiking. 

“I’m very excited to be working with the Center, and very much appreciate this opportunity,” she said.   “I’m looking forward to helping those in need as well as gaining some experience in the field of marketing.”

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services each year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. CHS improves the quality of life for individuals with hearing and speech disorders by providing caring and high quality services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The Center continually strives to address a greater portion of the unmet need relating to speech and audiology in the St. Louis region. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Join the Special Events Committee Now!



 
 
Do you love organizing special events? Are you a natural at team-building and inspiring others? Do you enjoy making decorations and stuffing gift baskets? Or do you just have some time on your hands and want to do something fun to help others?
 
Well, have we got an opportunity for you! The Center’s Special Events Committee is seeking volunteers to assist in developing and implementing our big annual spring fundraising event.
 
Interested volunteers should plan on attending the Special Events Committee’s next meeting on Wednesday, September 15 at 6pm in the Center’s Board Room. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
 
To become a Special Events Committee volunteer, call Charles Moreland at (314) 968-4710 or email him at morelandc@chsstl.org.
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services each year to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. CHS improves the quality of life for individuals with hearing and speech disorders by providing caring and high quality services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The Center continually strives to address a greater portion of the unmet need relating to speech and audiology in the St. Louis region. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.