Our community came together and showed incredible passion and commitment to keep our organization thriving. We challenged our members and supporters to do more, and you stepped forward in an extraordinary way.

HLAA Giving Challenge Donation Tracker

With the generosity of 838 supporters, we raised a remarkable $781,007 far exceeding our goal of $500,000. We are overjoyed by the outpouring of help from so many people.

The funds raised through the HLAA Giving Challenge will help our organization:

  • Make online programming more accessible and a better experience
  • Train HLAA Chapters on digital meeting techniques and captioning options
  • Increase educational workshops and support sessions, and fund regional speakers
  • Expand online tools and training for people to advocate for themselves
  • Advocate for Medicare coverage of hearing aids and hearing health care
  • Be the voice of the hearing loss community in our nation’s capital and throughout the country, tirelessly speaking out on its behalf
  • And much, much more

The Giving Challenge is about much more than raising funds. It is an effort to secure the future of HLAA and build our capacity as an organization to better help people like you, and those you love, who are determined to live their best lives with hearing loss.

Together, we will change lives.

A Message from Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, HLAA

We would like to thank our Board of Directors, the HLAA Giving Challenge Leadership Committee, and all of you for positioning our organization for success. Because of your efforts, HLAA will continue to do all it can to serve the ever-increasing number of people with hearing loss.

We are more optimistic than ever about what we can accomplish in 2021!

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Quote from Cheri Perazzoli, HLAA Board of Directors and HLAA Washington State Association President
“When I was a young mother diagnosed with progressive hearing loss, the fear and challenges felt insurmountable. But then I found HLAA, and it became my roadmap to living a fully engaged life. I am deeply aware of the many challenges people with hearing loss face—and how in the midst of the pandemic, the daily test of resilience can be utterly overwhelming. It’s for the people who so urgently need our community—and because I believe so strongly in HLAA’s vision—that I increased my annual donation. The need is growing exponentially, and so must HLAA.”

—Cheri Perazzoli, HLAA Board of Directors and HLAA Washington State Association President