8th Social, Exhibit & Fundraiser


hlaakc ice cream social

Saturday, September 24th.  1-3:30 PM.

Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd 66061  Show Map
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We are switching from picnic in spring to Ice Cream Social during Deaf Awareness Week with all the familiar fun of sponsors/vendors and our popular lucky drawings for our fundraiser! We also won’t be at the park, but at the Olathe Community Center. If you get lost, the Community Center’s phone number is 913-971-8563. Another plus of this day is an Open Caption movie at AMC before or after this event. AMC movie title and time TBD.

The ice cream social is FREE, however, participants are welcome to optionally purchase a day pass for $7 (Olathe resident) or $8 (non-plate resident) for use before during or after the event. Passes include access to all amenities including the aquatics area (leisure pool with zero depth entry, lazy river, 25-yard lap lanes, hot tub, rock climbing walls with four waterfalls and diving platforms, two water slides).

We are inviting people with hearing loss, their families, friends, coworkers, and health professionals from all over Kansas City. It is a great way to network! As always, we’d like to invite you along for the ride — here are a few ways you can be involved:

Join us to socialize, network and enjoy ice cream during this event. Please bring your favorite ice cream topping (syrup, fudge, sprinkles, etc) or accessory (cake, brownies, fruit, etc) to share. We supply the ice cream and bottled water. And for every purchase of Ferro’s Gourment popcorn we earn a small percentage for our fundraiser.

We will have a Sign Up Genius to ask for volunteers and anything else we might need. We will post that here when it is ready.

If interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, please email hlaakc@gmail.com for more information by Sept. 9th. Please include your company’s name, service/product and contact information. Note: You must be present to host a booth. Vendor booths are still at our low price. Booths will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and will be assigned.

We will be holding a raffle to raise money for our chapter. Would you consider donating a product or small service to our raffle? Ideas include but certainly are not limited to: hearing aid accessories, a free hearing test, hearing assistance accessories (such as a vibrating alarm clock, doorbell flasher, etc), gift certificate to an assistive listening devices vendor, gift basket, passes to live theater or movies where either closed or open captions are available, restaurant gift certificates, etc. The possibilities are endless! If you are interested in donating an item(s) for our raffle, please send email to hlaakc@gmail.com. Please include your name, service/product and contact information. Please note that you do not have to be present at the picnic in order to donate a raffle item.

If planning to attend, please RSVP Deadline: Sept. 17th

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3). Contributions to HLAAKC are tax deductible. HLAAKC tax id number is #27-1034808. Please let us know if you need a tax deductible donation form.

We are proud to be partners with you as we seek to serve the needs of those in Kansas City who live with hearing loss!

Thank you!

The HLAA-KC Committee


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