I spent hundreds of hours volunteering throughout my college career, and one of my FAVORITE places to volunteer at was Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf. At SLCAD I met amazing people that included me in their organization and gave me roles that allowed me to really help. I managed their Facebook page, advertised for and assisted with various fundraisers and walks, monitored the hotline, and I was even organizing other volunteers at some point…all in American Sign Language. Before I moved from Utah to Romania and then back to Texas, the included me in their staff/board appreciation dinner and I felt ultimately honored to be among people from such a wonderful organization.
I sincerely miss volunteering with SLCAD and using my ASL on the regular. I have, however, found a way to help out, and you can, too! When I shop on Amazon, I shop with smile.amazon.com and I have it set up to donate a portion of each purchase to SLCAD. I also hold fundraisers for them! I am currently running my second fundraiser for SLCAD with my LuLaRoe business. You can buy clothing for yourself (or your children), and a portion of each purchase will go directly to Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf. We were able to raise $240 for them last time, and I am hoping to surpass that this time around.
Click here if you’d like to participate in the fundraiser for SLCAD: http://bit.ly/SLCADLLR
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf is a 501 c3 non profit agency that provides direct advocacy services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf blind victims of abuse throughout the state of Utah since 2000. Their mission is to “promote a safe and empowered community for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people by providing culturally accessible services, advocacy and education.”