The New Year is almost upon us, with reflections of a year gone by with many new resolutions, hopes and dreams yet to be fulfilled in 2023.
Looking back at 2022, what a tremendous year it was for Help America Hear on so many levels! Our scholarship had a record 63 submissions and we were able to provide 10 hard of hearing high school seniors with the gift of an award of $2,000 each plus a brand-new pair of state-of-the-art hearing aids.
Here is what scholarship winner Anna from Virginia has to say:
“Thank you so much for selecting me as one of the winners of this incredible and crucial scholarship. It did make a difference and gave me a better chance at getting into a college that helped me forge a path to become someone who wants to make this world a better place for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. I am grateful for this scholarship, and I wouldn’t be here if this organization didn’t see what I am trying to accomplish and the desire to do good. With Help America Hear’s mission and my experience as a young deaf woman, I can accomplish so much and help this organization grow and make a difference in someone else’s life.”
Our annual John Thomas Golf Classic sold out before the event even took place…oh gosh! and we are planning on several new events for the coming year! A casino night, a 5k walk/run and a night of comedy.
Last but not least, in 2022 we have fit over 175 men, women & children with hearing aids through the Help America Hear Program.
That is quite an accomplishment, one anybody can be proud of. Of course, the work of Help America Hear is never really finished. Each day we receive calls from individuals seeking help getting hearing aids, scholarship inquiries, and, applications are constantly arriving in the mail. Thank goodness for people like you who believe in the work we do.
As we come to the close of 2022, please consider a year-end, tax deductible contribution. Your gift of any amount will help us continue the amazing work we do. If the company where you work has a matching gift program, your donation will provide an even bigger benefit to us.
To make an online donation go to
To make a donation using VENMO go to
Checks can be mailed to:
Help America Hear
P.O. Box 1245
Smithtown NY 11787
Wishing you and yours a healthy, prosperous, fun filled and of course, an extremely safe New Year!
With heartfelt thanks for a wonderful new beginning
from all of us at Help America Hear !
Our Board of Directors
Mitch Shapiro, Dave Carr, Gregg Thomas, John Michael, Michael LoFrumento, Jack Schiff, David Gustin, Lori Trentacoste, Mary Bohr, Clay Gililland, Anthony Ruiz, Anna Kalmar & Joani Madarash
Members of the John Thomas Golf Committee
Gregg Thomas, Ron Bredow, Deanna Flesch, Anna Kalmar, David Gustin, Brendan McAuley, John Michael, Michael Io, Brian Murtha, Michael Pugliese, Brandon Raymar, Anthony Ruiz, Danielle Thomas, & Joe Gallo
Desiree Carbonaro, Mark Gross, Maria Thiele, Joy McArdle & Vivian Holmes
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