Special thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples for helping us spread the word about Hears4you. We have already begun receiving generous donations from them. Thank you so much!
Please Read below.
Byline: Judi Palay, Chairman of JCRC’s Human Needs Committee
The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples established a Human Needs Committee to help recognize non-profits which are doing amazing jobs in fulfilling a need in our community.
There is a new organization called Hears4you. They are working to help the less fortunate. While they are not yet a 501( c )3, if any of you have the following items, they could use our support. Here is a summary of the services offered by Hears4you, Inc:
-Fitting donated hearing aids to adults who do not have insurance benefits or financial means for purchasing new hearing aids.
-Low priced hearing aids and devices for communication for those who can afford lower priced devices.
-Low priced repairs and programming of hearing aids
The organization Hears4you, is in need of the items listed below. Their purpose is to help to provide hearing assistance for seniors who cannot afford hearing aids. The people to serve are seniors in Collier County and especially Spanish speaking seniors who may have difficulty seeking hearing help due to language barrier.
- hearing aids,
- or any other hearing aid related materials
There is a box located on a shelf near the elevator at the Federation office. Please place your donations there. Thank you.
The Jewish Community Relations Council established a “Fund for Human Needs” to recognize organizations for their generous spirit and service to the entire community. It was another way for Jews in Collier County, as represented by their Federation, to practice tikkun olam, “bettering the world.” This newly formed group, while not qualifying yet for our cash award, could use a hand up. Are you able to help?
Grants have been made to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Collier Council on Aging, NAACP Collier Branch, Collier County Education Foundation, Redlands Christian Association Literacy Program, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Baby Basics, Bedtime Bundles, Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the Senior Friendship Health Center, Lighthouse of Collier County, Naples Equestrian Challenge, Project HELP, Grace Place, Bedz for Kidz, Laces of Love, BookBuddiesOnLine and Naples Pride.
More information can be found here: https://jewishnaples.org/outreach/human-needs-award.