The Hearing Improvement Kids Endowment
The HIKE Fund, Inc. is the official philanthropy of Job's Daughters.
The HIKE Fund, Inc. is a not for profit charity incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charity.
The Fund is the continuing philanthropic project of Job’s Daughters International. It is fully staffed by unpaid volunteers from throughout the United States. Total operating expenses are less than 5%.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing losses between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. An estimated 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.
Children are eligible to receive a grant providing the need is verified by a prescription from an audiologist or physician.
Many of the recipients are children of working parents.
The HIKE Fund, Inc. is administered by a Board of Directors composed of individuals from the fields of Audiology, Business, Education, Labor, Law and Medicine.
The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited to, hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment, to aid children with hearing loss in communication