To provide the Gift of Hearing to those in our community who cannot afford
hearing aids. Hearing is an essential part of the human experience. When we cannot hear
we cannot be part of the conversation; we cannot hear the music playing; we cannot hear
our grandchildren laughing; we cannot hear the teacher in our classroom. It is not right
that so many should suffer with hearing loss and not get treatment.
The Whittier Hearing Angel Foundation is dedicated to helping all of our
neighbors start hearing again by fitting them with hearing aids.
The First GIFT OF HEARING MISSION was held on October 26, 2019. At that event
we were joined by many volunteers from the community and helped over 35 people to start
hearing again. There were many hugs, many smiles, many tears! We fit all ages from children
to seniors and all were thrilled to get their new digital hearing aids. In addition to the hearing
aids we were joined by the California Telephone Access program and CapTel. They provided
free amplified phones or captioned phones to those who needed them. It was an amazing event
with many lives changed for the better!
We have also fit another 10 people in our office. These were children or those with
vision or memory problems that could not be properly fit at the actual event on the 26th.
The Second Gift of Hearing Mission event was held in our office on February 29, 2020.
At this event we were able to fit another 15 people with sets of digital hearing aids. These
people also were provided free telephones by the CTAP program. We have another 5 people
scheduled in our office over the next 2 weeks to get their hearing aids. These were people who
were ill or who could not be fit on the event day. Again there were hugs, and tears, and joy
throughout the building.
Our future events will be help periodically as we get applications from those in need. Help us make that happen by donating now!