During the month of May, Alison’s Hope for Hearing is conducting a “Crowdtilt“ fundraiser to enable the organization to continue providing accessible hearing care to underserved populations via partnerships with audiologists nationwide. Crowdtilt is an online service that assists people or organizations to pool money from friends and communities for a specific objective, event, or fundraiser. What makes a Crowdtilt campaign different from a traditional fundraiser is that each Crowdtilt is associated with a predetermined monetary goal referred to as the “tilt”. In order for the person or organization to collect any funds, the “tilt” must be reached. So, unless a campaign raises the minimum amount they establish a priori, nobody ends up getting charged.
Alison’s Hope for Hearing is trying to minimally raise $1750 to help pay for hearing instruments, follow-up care, and services to individuals with hearing loss that do not qualify for other financial resources such as insurance, state Medicaid, military health, vocational rehab or county services. This national, non-profit 501c(3) organization was formed by the family and friends of Alison Berry, an audiologist and representative for Unitron killed in a car accident while en route to a morning meeting with a customer. Help keep Alison’s passion for amplification alive by making a contribution at the Alison’s Hope for Hearing Crowdtilt. The fundraiser tilts at $1750 with a target goal of $4,000. As part of my personal commitment to Better Hearing & Speech Month, I invite you to join me to make whatever contribution you can for this worthy organization that honors one of our own. For more information on Alison’s Hope for Hearing, go to www.alisonshopeforhearing.org or contact the organization via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation to Alison’s Hope for Hearing Crowdtilt, click CROWDTILT for ALISON.