This past year—the 2020 lockdown—will always be remembered as one of sacrifice, loss, and determination. It’s demanded that we all adjust and recommit to charitable giving.
In December we once again sponsored our Gift of Hearing event. Our third annual giveaway, it features open nominations of people who—because of their public service or unique circumstances—are not only dealing with hearing issues but are also deserving of a free pair of premium hearing aids.
Like the United Way drop boxes that you’ll find at our office through the end of this month—ready for personal items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, razors that will be directed to food pantries and community shelters—the “Gift of Hearing” event is a small way to support the community in these difficult times.
Given the realities of 2020, we couldn’t choose just one deserving recipient, so we picked two.
Our first beneficiary was Andres, known not only for his selfless service to the nation but also famous for helping those in need. After many years of giving he got to be on the receiving end of generosity.
Our second recipient was Nicole, a loving wife and mother of two who has struggled with significant hearing issues for years. We’re hoping her new hearing aids help her enjoy her family in what we all expect to be a fantastic 2021.