2021 End of Year Annual Campaign

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Success stories like these are what keeps us at GLAD going. Your support is a direct investment in elevating deaf communities and educating the general public about equal access.
 
Make your donation today to claim a tax deduction for the year 2021 at gladinc.org/donate
 
(Photo collage of individuals, staff, & families with teal banner and white GLAD logo)
 
You Can Make a Difference Today!
 
(teal box: “Riley, an unhoused deaf person”)
 
Riley’s shelter had a COVID-19 outbreak. Everyone was forced to relocate for two weeks to quarantine. Riley was not sure where to go, so they contacted GLAD. An advocate secured a hotel that provided food, drinks, and hygiene for Riley. The hotel also was able to send proof that Riley was in quarantine so they could return to the shelter after two weeks. But during two weeks in isolation, Riley almost relapsed into drugs, and called GLAD for peer counseling. With GLAD’s emotional support, Riley remained sober and quarantined for two weeks, then was able to return to the shelter and maintain eligibility to transition into a permanent housing program.
 
(magenta box: “Izel, a deaf single mom”)
 
At the same time, Izel lost her job and her children’s schools closed, due to the pandemic. Izel called GLAD and an advocate connected her with school benefits (P-EBT), and connected the family with food and resources, including school supplies for the son when school re-opened. Meanwhile, Izel’s work employment card expired, and she could not afford to renew it. GLAD connected her with CHRLA, a local immigration agency, to help cover the cost of getting her card renewed. Things felt more normal again for her family.
 
Success stories like these are what keep us going. Your support is a direct investment in elevating deaf communities and educating the general public about equal access. Your contribution helps us make an impact on people’s lives everyday through our services: advocacy, employment assistance, community education and outreach, and many more.
 
All donations are tax-deductible. Make yours today to claim a tax deduction for the year 2021 at gladinc.org/donate.
 
With deepest gratitude,
Dr. Patricia Hughes, CEO
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