Official Site of the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc.

Every child deserves the chance to hear and we are here to help! It is our joy to provide hearing devices for children with hearing losses between the 10523220_987004077994726_4790729310629123485_oages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. Our application* provides additional information and details. We look forward to serving you.

Because of generous donations totaling more than $5 MILLION dollars since 1985, we have given over 2,500 children a grant to support their needs for hearing. The HIKE Fund, Inc. was created by Emma Tedrick and Charles Terrill as the philanthropic project of Job’s Daughters International, a girls leadership organization, to give the members a specific and unique charity to which they were able to devote their energies.

*We are not taking any new applications at this time due to a lack of funding.  We will be reassessing this at our March 2016 Board Meeting.  Check back after March 10, 2016 for more information.

OHIO support HIKE!

Ohio Job’s Daughters is partnering with Bob Evans for a community fund raiser.  HIKE will be receiving 15% of the total bill. The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at ALL Bob Evans locations in Ohio.  We are asking for a big turnout and for friends and family to share this widely on your Facebook and Twitter so to have an outstanding fundraiser for HIKE. Together, we can do this!


In Memory of Philip O. Edwards

In Memory of Philip O. Edwards
Please join us in remembering Phil. As a sitting Board member of The HIKE Fund, he served for many years. We will miss him deeply.

Phil Edwards

January 3, 1935 – January 16, 2016
Preceded in death by parents, John and Avlie Edwards; sister, Linda Burgoyne. Survived by wife, Doris Edwards; children, Shannon (Max) Duda, Overland Park, KS, Carla (Jeff) Thomas, Sumter, S.C.; grandchildren, Kaitlin (Zach) Peele, Amanda Duda, Roman Thomas; sister, Joy (Mike) Reeb, Sandpointe, ID; brother-in-law, Ross (Lynn) Burgoyne, Homer, AK. Charter Member of Farmhouse Fraternity – University of Idaho. Past Master and currently Secretary of Centennial Lodge #326 AF & AM. Director and Secretary of the Masonic Youth Foundation of Nebraska. Director of the National HIKE (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) Fund. Past Patron of Narcissus Chapter #269. Past Associate Bethel Guardian and Past Associate Grand Guardian – Job’s Daughters International. Member of the Omaha Valley Scottish Rite, Tangier Shrine, and York Rite. He enjoyed working at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, and doing Father Job for Job’s Daughters.

VISITATION: Wed from 5-8pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. FUNERAL: Thurs at 10:30am at West Hills Church, 3015 S. 82nd St. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorials to HIKE (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) Fund or Masonic Youth Foundation.

Tender little memories of some word or deed Give us strength and courage when we are in need… Blessed little memories help to bear the pain that life has tossed And soften all the tears and loneliness of our loss… Precious little memories of little things that were done Make the very darkest day a bright and happy one. -Author Unknown-

Bethel 38 (Indiana) Holds HIKE Award Ceremony

Bethel #38, Speedway, IN
FRONT ROW (L-R): Anna Burton, Lisa Pindell, Kylee Pindell and Hannah Trout. BACK ROW (L-R): Madelyn Trout, Reanna French, Ashley Holton, Kristy Cox, Kendall Holton and TJ Condre.

On December 19, 2015, Bethel #38 of Speedway, Indiana presented Kylee Pindell and her mother, Lisa, with a grant from HIKE. This was done as a part of the Bethel’s Installation of Officers. Taylor Condre, Honored Queen protem presided to open the Bethel. The Hike Coordinator, Anna Burton, was escorted to the East and introduced Taylor and welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Anna then turned the ceremony over to Taylor. The recipient and her mother were escorted to the east line. Taylor presented the check and asked if the Kylee and Lisa had any remarks. Lisa Pindell said a simple thank you so much. Kylee and her mother were escorted to their seats. The Hike Coordinator closed with a poem and was escorted to her seat.

Lisa Pindell had told me how she discovered HIKE. She was at the Hendricks County Kids Festival and stopped at a Bethel’s promotion booth. There were two Bethels with booths at the festival so she was not sure which Bethel she spoke with. She filled out the application and was surprised when she received the letter informing her of the award. It came at a great time. One of Kylee’s hearing aids had broken around the time they applied to HIKE. Kylee was excited to be getting new hearing devices as hers were about 8 years old.

“Smiles are windows of the heart,

If your heart if filled with sunshine you’ll be happy all the while,

And your joy will be reflected in a bright and friendly smile.

You just can’t keep gladness hidden that’s impossible to do.

For smiles are windows of the heart that lets it filter through!”

-Author Unknown-

Taylor Receives Her New Hearing Aids

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Dr. Sharon Macner of Champlain Valley Audiology in Plattsburgh, NY fit Taylor Allen for her hearing aids, purchased with a grant awarded by the HIKE Fund, Inc. (and funded in part by the family’s church). The whole family was present to support Taylor as she starts her journey to better hearing.

Congratulations, Taylor, and many thanks to Champlain Valley Audiology for their advocacy and assistance to the Allen Family. It was an exciting and happy day for everyone!

(L-R) Dr. Sharon Macner, Taylor Allen, Faith Allen (Taylor’s Mom)
(L-R) Dr. Sharon Macner, Taylor Allen,           Faith Allen (Taylor’s Mom)