Sample HIKE Press Release

The following suggested press release is for use in preparing an article for local community newspapers and masonic family publications. It was written with the purpose of attracting interest in The HIKE Fund as well as promoting the IOJD. The article is brief in the hope that local newspapers would consider printing it as a community service item. When submitting this article for publication, please add a contact name and phone number in case the editor requires more information.

Suggested Headline: The HIKE Fund helps hearing-impaired children

If you know of a hearing-impaired child whose family needs financial assistance in obtaining hearing aids or other hearing assistive devices, please tell them about The HIKE Fund.

Hearing aids, closed caption converters for television, tactile units, FM units for hearing aid amplification, TDDs, and other prescribed technical devices may be available through grants awarded from The HIKE Fund. Grants have been awarded in the United States and the Philippines for all types of hearing aids and assistive hearing devices; in Australia and Canada, where government medical services provide hearing aids, applications may be directed to The HIKE Fund for different technological assistive devices.

The Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (The HIKE Fund) was created in 1985 and is the philanthropic project of the International Order of Job's Daughters (IOJD). The IOJD is composed of young women between the ages of 11 and 20 who have asssumed responsibility for raising funds to benefit hearing-impaired children.

When the Job's Daughters schedule a hike, bike-a-thon, or other fund-raising activity in support of The HIKE Fund, your tax-deductible contribution would be most welcome.

More information about the International Order of Job's Daughters and The HIKE Fund can be obtained from the International Center for Job's Daughters, 233 West 6th Street, Papillion, Nebraska, USA 68046.

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