Giving Tuesday 2021

Help us serve the community on Giving Tuesday 2021! Our community depends on DHCC to provide and advocate for equal access for Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind people throughout the Philadelphia region. By donating at www.DHCC.org/donate, you can help us continue provide vital services for our community members.  Here's the videos we've posted and shared today! DHCC Staff Videos:   From our friends:

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2021 Signing Santa Program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind Children!

Thanks to support from The Darlin Family Fund and other generous supporters, DHCC is again offering Signing Santa for Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind children in the Philadelphia region. Last year, we had 4 Signing Santas representing diverse backgrounds of our community traveling over 1,800 miles giving over 200 children the gift of a COVID-safe visit from Santa! This year, in addition to doing curbside Santa visits, we're partnering with local fire departments to give Deaf children an opportunity to see…

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DHCC Featured in New York Times

DHCC and its executive director Neil McDevitt was featured in the @nytimes recently on a story about the issues with financial literacy among the Deaf and blind. “Financial literacy has always been a challenge because for a very, very long time the hearing community didn’t quite believe that we could be or should be financially independent." Learn more about the issue and how DHCC works with other Deaf organizations like Kramer Wealth Managers to create more accessible solutions. Read the full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/business/retirement-planning-disabled-deaf-blind.html?fbclid=IwAR0S0tNBy2b3CI58bkGkbZS7_MLhykOTMKAE7mORa-zqrG4N0FkHpoGTh3E…

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Maria Iovine

When Maria isn't working at Ms. Tootsie's- the family restaurant in the Reading Terminal- she's learning ASL. Deaf customers frequent her business and Maria believes that being able to talk with them directly creates a more welcoming experience.

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Teraca Florence

Teraca is a Deaf resident of Philadelphia who has made a career out of advocacy. As a mental health case worker, Teraca works with people in all parts of the city. She believes the Philadelphia Deaf community is one of the most unique and culturally rich communities she has lived and worked in.

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Domonic Gordine

Domonic is a Deaf Philadelphia native working to make a difference in the lives of Deaf children. After winning the NAD Youth Ambassador Program, Domonic returned to Philadelphia where he is currently working on developing and expanding his youth mentorship program.

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Tanya Sturgis

Tanya believes that anyone who wants to learn ASL can learn, and hundreds have under her leadership. Tanya works with over a dozen Deaf ASL instructors to offer classes throughout the city so that parents, family, friends and allies of the Deaf will be able to communicate with Deaf Community members in ASL.

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