The HIKE Fund, Inc. is a not for profit charity incorporated under
the laws of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charity.
The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of Job’s
Daughters International . Fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the United States
and Canada. Total operating expenses are
less then 5%.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children
with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially.
An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
Children are eligible to receive a grant providing the need is
verified by a prescription from an audiologist or physician.
Many of the recipients are children of working parents.
The HIKE Fund, Inc. is administered by a Board of Directors composed
of individuals from the fields of Audiology, Business, Education, Labor, Law and Medicine.
The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited
to, hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment,
to aid children with hearing loss in communication.
Process, function or power of perceiving sound.
Diminished in quality, value or strength.
Children of all races, creed, or color.
Providing or equipping gratuitously.
Comments From Some
Of The Parents Of Recipients
One Mother said through tears; "My son, for the first time in his
life, will be able to hear my voice".
Another Mother relates that after her daughter was fitted with
a new device to see if it would help, "We walked out the door at the center and she looked up at me and said, ‘listen
Mommy, the birds sing".
The parents of a two year-old said that in just a short time their
son stated he could hear the telephone ring, and the baby crying.
A Grandmother said her young granddaughter can now hear the sounds
that we take for granted.
The HIKE Fund,
(Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund)
is not-for-profit corporation founded and supported by
Questions and Answers
Q. What does The HIKE Funds, Inc. mean?
term HIKE is an acronym for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment. It is incorporated as a not-for-profit charity under the law
of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Services as a tax exempt charity. The
HIKE Fund, Inc. is the continuing charity project supported by Job’s Daughters International.
Q. What is the purpose of the fund?
A. It has
a two-fold purpose. First, the funds (provided in grants) assist children with hearing loss to achieve improved communication
skills. Second, it provides a means of public awareness and public relations for Job’s Daughters International.
Q. To apply, must a child be related to a Job’s Daughter’s family?
A. No. Any child with hearing loss between the ages of newborn and twenty years, with financial
need, may apply.
Q. How do I locate a child in need of our assistance in my community?
A. Hearing clinics, school nurses, health departments, and local social services departments often identify
children who need assistance.
Q. Are grants from The HIKE Fund, Inc. approved only for hearing aids?
No. With proper application, other hearing devices, as needed, on an individual basis may be
considered for funding. Included may be enclosed caption converters for television, tactile units, FM units (into which a
hearing aid is plugged for amplification), computers to assist deaf children in communicating, as well as other technical
devices may be prescribed.
Q. Must a family be indigent or on welfare to qualify?
A. No. Many of the recipients are children of working parents who are unable to meet this special need financially.
Q. Where can I get an application?
A. Click here
Q. Must a Bethel or Jurisdiction contribute to The HIKE Fund, Inc. before they submit
A. No. However, they are encouraged to participate in raising money
for the fund.
Q. Where does one submit the application?
may submit an application to The HIKE Fund, Inc. in care of the person listed on page three of the application form.
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