Stink Week raises nearly $25,000 for kids with hearing loss
The Decibels Foundation of Concord, a 2011 national CLASSY Awards winner, partners with the Caroline Bass Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital to provide services to children with hearing loss and their families. Their signature fundraiser “Stink Week ” has grown up around a central idea: hearing loss stinks!
The Decibels Foundation held their second annual Stink Week February 1st through 8th.
Kids with hearing loss can accomplish anything. They just need some help getting off the ground. Parents need help with their babies. Toddlers need help with language. Schools need help supporting students. And sometimes families need help keeping assistive equipment working. The Decibels Foundation has been helping kids with hearing loss for ten years. Stink Week let’s others help, too. Stinkers can raise funds or raise awareness. Everyone stinks at something. This is a chance to stink at something important.
The 2013 Stink Week campaign invited participants to wear the same Stink Week shirt every day for seven days, create a fundraising page, set a personal goal, and then…stink. Decibels provides the shirt, they provide the stench, and together they make a stink about hearing loss.
The result? Over 700 students and staff at Blanchard Memorial School in Boxborough, MA, along with students from R.J. Grey Junior High and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School raised nearly $25,000 to support vital programs for children with hearing loss and their families. Visit www.DecibelsFoundation.org to learn more.