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Help The Children Hear

We are pleased to provide you with information regarding "Help the Children Hear Inc." a Rotary International Foundation project established, designed, and created by Rotarians. This humanitarian effort is a result of relationships bonded from the Rotary Youth Exchange program and serves as an example of the Rotary network combining the resources to make a difference. The Rotary Club of Tucuman Sur, Argentina, The Blairstown Rotary Club, Blairstown, NJ, USA, and The Rotary Club of the Caldwells, Caldwell, NJ, USA had initiated a joint project to address the lower income hearing impaired children of Tucuman Province through a Rotary International matching grant. This project has now become a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation.


  • Address the hearing needs of children and others around the world.
  • Provide the resources to continue to aid lower income hearing impaired children.
  • Give hope and support to all hearing impaired children around the world.
  • Encourage the mainstreaming of hearing impaired children into the hearing world.

The immediate objective is to treat this physical deficiency at an early developmental stage, enabling these children to fulfill a vital, effective role in their country's future. Without intervention, they have little hope because hearing is vital for the normal learning process and full integration into a productive society. These hearing devices will equip them with the tools required for such growth. With the opportunity made available by out joint effort, these children will have a real chance to stop a cycle of illiteracy and poverty.


  • Address the problem at its most basic level
  • Determine what must be done immediately
  • Fill the need as soon as possible
  • Develop an on-going supply of hearing products (hearing aids, batteries and service)
  • Collect and Recycle old hearing aids

How to Participate

Collect old, used and unused hearing aids (regardless of size, condition or age).
Send these aids to:

PO Box 98
Caldwell, NJ, 07006

Or directly to:

c/o Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
PO Box 9457
Minneapolis, MN 55440
(note: account #Z3678)

  • Credit will be placed into the HELP THE CHILDREN HEAR Inc. account.
  • As credit of $50 is reached, we will be able to purchase 1 new reconditioned hearing aid for a child in need.
  • This will be bolstered with cash donations from other organizations, corporations and individuals worldwide.

Your assistance and desire to share in this dream can make it a reality. Please help by collecting old hearing aids and set up hearing aid drops in your communities, companies and places of public access. When submitting donations of any kind for HELP THE CHILDREN HEAR Inc., please identify the name, corporation, civic organization, in celebration of or in whose memory. This will be noted in a tax-exempt thank you letter.

Any or all of the above will be deeply appreciated, and you will know in you heart that you have reached out and changed a child's life forever.

Thank you



The Rotary Club of The Caldwells
PO Box 98
Caldwell, NJ 07006
  Rotary Contact: Tim Blattner
Rotary Phone: 973 433-5665
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