KEX Kids Fund

The mission of the KEX Kids Fund is to provide basic vision and hearing care to all eligible children in 16 counties in Oregon and SW Washington. Since 1987, we have been able to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to all eligible children requesting our help.
Jul 29, 2014

Vision Care Activity for January-June, 2014

Dear Donors,

Thank you for helping us to continue to reach our goal of providing hearing care for all eligible children requesting our help!

 

So far in 2014, your support helped us raise $17,162 to provide both hearing and vision care for needy children in Oregon and SW Washington. Most of our operating expenses for 2014 are pledged and collected during our annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser. We received $115,302 during our November 2013 fundraiser to be used for our $160,000 budget for 2014. Our funds are kept in one account and are used for both of our Hearing and Vision Care programs.

 

Vision Care Program Services expenses for January-June, 2014 were $46,424 and we processed applications for 515 children. The KEX Kids Fund children received vision care services valued at over $18,500. We continue to be able to provide vision care services to all qualified children who request our help and have no other options for vision care. Our contact at the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, Kerith Vance, receives Thank You notes form children receiving KEX Kids Fund vision care. We are attaching photos of some of our vision care children.

 

Thank you again for helping us bring sight to needy children in Oregon and SW Washington.


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Jul 29, 2014

Hearing Care Activity for January-June, 2014

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Dear Donors,

Thank you for helping us to continue to reach our goal of providing hearing care for all eligible children requesting our help!!

So far in 2014, your support helped us raise $17,162 to provide both hearing and vision care for needy children in Oregon and SW Washington. Most of our operating expenses for 2014 are pledged and collected during our annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser. We received $115,302 during our November 2013 fundraiser to be used for our $160,000 budget for 2014. Our funds are kept in one account and are used for both of our Hearing and Vision Care programs.

 

Hearing Care Program Services expenses for January-July, 2014 were $18,073 and we processed applications for 34 children during this time period. These children received hearing care services valued at nearly $72,000. Our Hearing Care Program continues to experience changes and challenges in the recent years. In 2011, Oregon legislation impacted our hearing program in two ways. First, the requirement that insurance companies to cover costs of hearing aids for children under 18 reduced our hearing program expenses. Second, cuts in education funding resulted in a reduction in staff at several of our ESD hearing care locations. In some cases, audiologists are able to continue to provide hearing exams but are no longer able to fit or dispense hearing aids. In our October 2011 board meeting, we approved reimbursement for private providers for the fitting and dispensing fees for children in this area. We now have five private audiology providers are also offering services to our children. In 2013, the Oregon Department of Education policy reduced or eliminated support of audiology services at ESD offices resulting in further impacts on our hearing program. Some ESD districts have agreed to use local district resources for evaluation and dispensing hearing aids for children in their district while others are limiting services to evaluation and/or serving children 0 to 5 years of age. Our board member, Sherry Brown, is keeping the KEX Board updated on these developments and suggesting ways that the KEX Kids Fund can continue to serve children in need of hearing care services. We currently have ten audiologists providing services to our children through the KEX Kids Fund. One of our board members is knitting hats for our babies to wear to protect their hearing aids from exploring fingers.

 

Throughout the year we receive thank you notes and photos from our hearing care children. We are attaching copies of these items to this report. Thank you again for helping us bring sound to needy children in Oregon and SW Washington.


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May 27, 2014

Vision Care Activity for January-March, 2014

Dear Donors,

Thank you for helping us to continue to reach our goal of providing hearing care for all eligible children requesting our help!

So far in 2014, your support helped us raise nearly $12,300 to provide both hearing and vision care for needy children in Oregon and SW Washington. Most of our operating expenses for 2014 are pledged and collected during our annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser. We received $115,302 during our November 2013 fundraiser to be used for our $160,000 budget for 2014. Our funds are kept in one account and are used for both of our Hearing and Vision Care programs.

Vision Care Program Services expenses for January-March, 2014 were $19,502 and we processed applications for 254 children. The KEX Kids Fund children received vision care services valued at over $78,000. We continue to be able to provide vision care services to all qualified children who request our help and have no other options for vision care. Our contact at the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, Kerith Vance, receives Thank You notes form children receiving KEX Kids Fund vision care which we are attaching to this report.

Thank you again for helping us bring sight to needy children in Oregon and SW Washington.


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