"...that every child with joy may
hear..." - Blake
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
The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of Jobs
Daughters International. It is fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the
United States and Canada. Total operating expenses are less than 5%.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with
hearing losses between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable
to meet this special need financially. An estimated 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, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and
specialized sports equipment, to aid children with hearing loss in communication.
Process, function or power of perceiving sound.
Diminished in quality, value or strength.
Children of all races, creed, or color.
Providing or equipping gratuitously.
Comments From Some Of The Parents Of Recipients
One Mother said through tears; "My son, for the first time in his
life, will be able to hear my voice".
Another Mother relates that after her daughter was fitted with a new
device to see if it would help, "We walked out the door at the center and she looked
up at me and said, listen Mommy, the birds sing".
The parents of a two year-old said that in just a short time their son
stated he could hear the telephone ring, and the baby crying.
A Grandmother said her young granddaughter can now hear the sounds that we
take for granted.
Were "HEAR" For You
The HIKE Fund, Inc.
(Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund)
is not-for-profit corporation founded and supported by
Jobs Daughters International.
U.S. TAX I.D. NO. 36-3406438
The Hike Fund Inc.
c/o Hike Board Executive Secretary
530 Elliott St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-0202
Use this DONATION
Form or the Current Incentive Program Form