Deaf and hard-of-hearing children are the focus of a donation by the White Rock Elks.
The Elks last month announced that $1,200 raised at their annual golf tournament – held at Delta’s Sunshine Woods in September – was donated last month to BC Family Hearing Resource Society.
The society has long been a priority charity for the Elks.
"We support a number of local charities, but we have a real affinity for children with disabilities,” club president Ray Hunt said.
BCFHRS is the largest non-profit in the province that provides services to deaf and hard-of-hearing children younger than age five. Founded by the Elks in 1983, the Surrey centre was built in 2002, largely through the group’s support.
Foundation executive director Dr. Noreen Simmons described the White Rock Elks as “a very generous lodge.”
Simmons said the latest donation – it grew to more than $1,400 through disbursements received after the presentation – will support the society’s online education program, which is a series of self-guided, web-based teaching modules designed to educate the user about deafness and hearing loss.
"We are pleased to support this project because we are confident that the funds will benefit many children across the province,” Hunt said.
For information on BCFHRS programs, visit www.bcfamilyhearing.com or call 604-584-2827.