West Chester University’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is hosting two fundraisers this semester. [pullquote align=”left”]The yardsale will take place on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 in Sykes Student Union from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. [/pullquote]
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is a group of students who are interested in communication sciences and disorders. Many of the members in the club are interested in pursuing careers in speech-language pathology and audiology. This group meets every other Tuesday evening to learn more about their future professions, fundraise for charity, and become more involved by volunteering within the community.
The first fundraiser NSSHLA is hosting is a yard sale. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 in Sykes Student Union from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will be selling gently used clothing and accessories that were donated from the members of their organization.
The second fundraiser NSSLHA is hosting is their Second Annual Art with a Heart. The event will take place on April 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sykes Ballroom. This event is a silent art auction. All of the artwork is donated, and created by children of various ages.
During the event, there will be raffles, food, and entertainment. The entertainment for this year’s event is a DJ and performances by acapella groups. All of the proceeds from this event are going towards The Christian Caribbean Home for the Deaf. [pullquote align=”right”]All of the proceeds from [Art with a Heart] are going towards The Christian Caribbean Home for the Deaf.[/pullquote]
The Christian Caribbean Home for the Deaf was founded in 1958. They have three schools for the Deaf in Jamaica. The schools sponsor deaf children in Jamaica by providing them with food, education, and a close-knit spiritual community. They believe that every child should have access to language, basic life necessities, and religion. For more information about The Christian Caribbean Home for the Deaf, students can visit http://www.cccdjamaica.org/.
All students are invited to come out and support the National Student Speech Language Association on campus.
For any students that have questions regarding their upcoming fundraising events, or would like to donate any gently used clothing or artwork, they can contact Rebecca Peneranda at RP780970@wcupa.edu.
Stephanie Frasca is a fourth-year student majoring in communication sciences and disorders with minors in psychology and linguistics. She can be reached at SF767711@wcupa.edu.