What is the HIKE fund?
The HIKE Fund, Inc., which stands for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment, is the official philanthropic project of Job’s Daughters and was created in 1985 to strengthen voluntary support for hearing-impaired kids. It is a program that supplies hearing devices to needy children. Today this includes providing hearing aids and other types of hearing devices to help kids to hear at home, at school, at church and while playing sports. HIKE has helped kids in the Philippines, Australia, Canada, and in the United States of America.
When an award is made to the family, a check is usually presented to the family at the Bethel that sponsored the child. These presentations are a special treat for our Job’s Daughters. They are able to see their fundraising efforts pay off and are also able to meet the recipient and see the joy their work brings to another. It exemplies the adopted symbol of HIKE, the hand sign for “I Love You.”
Facts About the HIKE Fund:
The HIKE Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit charity incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.
The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of the International Order of Job’s Daughters. Fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the United States and Canada. Total operating expenses are less then 5%.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimate of 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
Children are eligible to receive a grant providing the need is verified by a prescription from an audiologist or physician. Many of the recipients are children of working parents. The HIKE Fund, Inc. is administered by a Board of Directors composed of individuals from the fields of Audiology, Business, education, Labor, Law and Medicine.
The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited to, hearing aids, PM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment, to aid hearing impaired children in communication.
All donations made to the HIKE Fund, Inc. are TAX deductible.
U.S. Tax I.D. No. 36-3406438