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VCC students raise funds for Deaf seniors

Posted on June 7, 2021

Gift Hamper Drive for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors


Each year, the graduating class of Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) ASL and Deaf Studies program holds a fun and educational community event called Deaf Deaf World. This year, they couldn't gather together but still wanted to still make a community contribution.

During the month of June, our students have partnered with the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility to help assemble and deliver 100 gift hampers to Deaf and hard of hearing seniors in the Lower Mainland, and are aiming to raise $2,500 to buy gift cards and other essential items for the hampers.

The students are also seeking puzzles, used books, game books, magazines, colouring books, pencil crayons, playing cards, magnifying glasses, and phone stands/pop sockets to include in the hampers.

Donate here to help them reach their goal! Deadline for donations is June 20. If you have questions or material donations, please email vcc.senior.hampers@gmail.com.

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Are you interested in learning American Sign Language and connecting with Vancouver’s vibrant Deaf community? Apply now to VCC’s full-time ASL and Deaf Studies program for September.