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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech – Listening Walk at the Zoo

On Sunday May 15, 2016, Susan and Jack had the delight of taking part in the Clarke’s School Listening Walk at The Philadelphia Zoo. There was a high level of enthusiasm by over 1,000 participants. Clarke’s School Listening Walk at The Philadelphia Zoo was designed to encourage children who are deaf or hard of hearing to use their listening skills and discover new sounds throughout the Zoo.

The walk was a fun-filled day with children, families and friends from Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech! The students and alumni went on a listening scavenger hunt throughout the Philadelphia Zoo. Clarke children used their cochlear implants, hearing aids and skills they have learned at Clarke, to visit Listening Walk Stops throughout the Zoo, to discover new animal sounds while also learning about zoo animals. This was a tremendous success!

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. Their professionals work to ensure that every child has the chance to reach his/her full potential and has a life full of limitless possibilities. Susan and Jack were pleased to help raise awareness on social media about the wonderful work of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech as well as sponsor a Listening Stop #10 (BARNYARD ANIMALS) in support of Listening Walk At The Philadelphia Zoo.

In addition to our involvement in Clarke Schools’ Pennsylvania Listing Walk at the Zoo, the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund participates in a variety of projects that promote the health and welfare of children. Because we have an all-volunteer staff, every dollar raised goes directly to the medical care, research, and support of children in need. Please donate to the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund so that we may continue supporting important projects like Clarke Schools Pennsylvania Listening Walk at the Zoo.

Learn how the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund supported the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Pennsylvania Summer Kickoff Event.