The Giving Card welcomes Jewish Deaf Association (JDA)
The JDA is an independent, national charity offering professional support services, information and a range of social, cultural and educational programmes to people with all levels of hearing loss, people experiencing tinnitus, their friends, families and colleagues.
Offer a wide range of services for hard of hearing people, deaf people (BSL users) and also for deaf and hard of hearing people in the 20s and 30s age range. Services that include:
Practical help with equipment and outside services, counselling, information and support services on hearing related issues; Courses to assist people with their hearing loss and improving lip-reading skills, computer training courses led in sign language and information and advice and one-to-one support services.
Uniquely the JDA also offer services for hearing people such as; British Sign Language courses, deaf awareness training in residential homes, day centres, schools and communal organisations.
Why is their work so important?
There is still a great stigma attached to deafness and general hearing loss with many unwilling to tackle the subject head on. It is clear that education is also a key issue and a subject which is not dealt with comprehensively on any school curriculum. It is important that people are comfortable with raising the subject as many scientists argue that early action is crucial in dealing with hearing loss. The reason that hearing aids are more effective if fitted early is that the longer the brain is deprived of sound stimulation, the harder it will find it to re-learn sounds when generated by a hearing aid.
However, hospitals and medical staff have also been criticized for their lethargy in diagnosing the onset of hearing loss in babies and young children adeptly. Articles such as these: http://local.stv.tv/aberdeen/news/294134-hospital-to-apologise-for-failing-to-diagnose-babys-deafness-for-more-than-two-years/ – highlight the obvious need for more awareness of the loss of hearing.
How can The Giving Card help JDA?
Each time someone purchases The Giving Card £10 goes directly to the cardholder’s chosen charity – JDA stands to receive these donations as they are a partnered charity of The Giving Card. It is in JDA’s favour to promote The Giving Card as much as it can to their supporters so they can begin enjoying the considerable donations that many of our other partnered charities enjoy.
We can also assist JDA by attending their events and can raise vital funds by setting up a stand to sell The Giving Card to their guests. From each card sale we will donate £10 to JDA – which proves to be a rather simple and effective method of fundraising. We will provide all the fulfilment from processing the order to delivering The Giving Card to the member’s door. We do not charge JDA and will provide our own staff, credit card terminals to take payments and all marketing materials.