2020 Fall/Winter Newsletter
Although many of our programs and services are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, we still feel it is our duty to engage with the community. Please read our newsletter and visit our website and facebook page for updates and information.
Here2Hear's Fall Webinars Provided Important Information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginians.
On September 26, 2020 and October 3,2020, Here2Hear presented the webinars: "Gearing Up to Vote: What Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginians Need to Know". and "Understanding COVIDWISE and Updates to Effective Communicate For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals During COVID-19."  These productive and informative webinars were developed because we wanted Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginians to be informed of current events that could affect their lives while having the opportunity to ask questions directly to the experts. Further, we wanted to bring the appropriate representatives from various agencies, businesses and organizations directly to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginians.

We will continue to provide grassroot outreach by ensure that individuals that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Virginia receive current information, resources and tools that they need during these uncertain times. Please feel free to contact us with any comments and suggestions that you may have.
Don't Forget to Update Your Here2Hear
Effective Communication Emergency Kit
As uncertain weather approaches during the fall and winter, we want to ensure that individuals update their Here2Hear Effective Communication Emergency Kit for 2020.
Kit Update Suggestions:

  • Set aside time to go through your kit to refamiliarize yourself with the contents in your kit.

  • Replace items that you may have used.

  • Replace any outdated or expired items.
VIRTUAL FUN FRIDAYS WITH HERE2HEAR
We have developed a series of virtual activities to bring everyone together and all for a great cause. These events are open to the public. Sign language interpreters and captioning will be available. Proceeds from these events will go towards Here2Hear programs and operational costs.
PAINT, POPCORN & SIP
Date: 10/16/20 (Deadline to purchase tickets 10/14/20)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $30.00

RAFFLE/TRIVIA NIGHT
Date: 10/23/20
TIme: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per Raffle Ticket
The purchase of at least one raffle ticket will allow for you to participate in the Trivia Night.

VIRTUAL AUCTION
Date: November 6, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $5.00 admission


Sign Language interpreter will be provided by Purple Communications.
You are Invited to Join the Here2Hear
Sign Language Club for New Learners
Requirements:
  • Virginia Resident
  • No to little ASL skills
  • Committed to meeting virtually for 1 hour each month.
  • Age 18 and older.
If you would like to volunteer to support one of the Club meetings or want more information, please send us a email at Here2_Hear@aol.com. Volunteers must be fluent in sign language and age 18 and older. Businesses and organizations are welcome to participate and sponsor a meeting (s).

Are you interested in Learning Basic Sign Language?

Here is your opportunity to learn in a fun way at no cost!

Here2Hear is having a sign language Club for individuals that want to learn sign language. Each month, the club will receive a new lesson to learn. The club will meet virtually once a month to sign and display what we have learned. 

Each meeting will have a volunteer that is fluent in sign language that will support the group.

The Deadline to Sign Up is November 1, 2020.
October is National Audiologists Month
What is an Audiologist?
What Do They Do?

Learn More By clicking below.


Having a relationship with an audiologist is special. Here2Hear would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to all of the Audiologists in Virginia. We thank those that have supported our programs and continue assisting individuals that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We appreciate you and all that you do!
Thank You


On behalf of Here2Hear, we would like to say Thank You to the businesses, organizations, state departments and agencies that have partnered with us for our Fall/Winter events. Please visit their websites for more information.



If you would like to develop a partnership with Here2Hear, please contact us at here2_hear@aol.com.
Become a Volunteer

If you are searching for a rewarding experience with a dynamic non profit organization, then search no more! Here2Hear is seeking volunteers. Please send us an email to Here2_Hear@aol.com with your name and statement that you are interested in volunteering.
Donations Are Welcome

100% of your donation goes toward Here2Hear's:

-Grass Root Outreach Programs
-Presentations
-Here2Hear Communication Kits
-Hearing Aids for qualified individuals
that can not afford them.
-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy
Program Cost.
-The Lower It or Lose It Program for
Teens.
And more!

and more!
Visit our website at Here2Hear.org