Child’s Voice students gathered over 400 pounds of items to donate to SAVERS FUNDrive, a fundraiser to raise money while teaching children the importance of helping others.

“Each year, we try to teach the kiddos about giving back and being a good community member,” shared Dr. Michele Wilkins, Child’s Voice Executive Director.  “This year, we thought it would be wonderful to focus on the idea of giving back to others in need. Students, families, and staff have brought in clothing, linens, toys, and more. It has been wonderful to see the students excited to see the number of bags growing!”

Items were collected and donated to SAVERS. SAVERS contributes back to Child’s Voice based on the weight of the items collected.

“We loved the idea of using this year’s effort to celebrate giving to others,” said Marianne Benedek, Child’s Voice Social Worker. “A big piece of our social-emotional curriculum is about caring and being kind. This offered a wonderful chance to put those values into direct action. We hope this will engage the students for future service-learning projects.”

To launch this project, the Child’s Voice 2018 Book-It® Super Star Reader read to fellow students the Berenstein Bears classic, Think of Those in Need. You can see a video of this reading at

The funds raised through the drive will help Child’s Voice provide educational services to students and families across the Chicago area.  If you are interested in supporting Child’s Voice, please visit

Child’s Voice
For over 22 years, Child’s Voice has been changing lives of children with hearing loss and their families. Child’s Voice has grown from a school serving only six students, to a thriving comprehensive program providing services to over 330 children with hearing loss from birth through age eight. The mission of Child’s Voice is to empower children with hearing loss to be successful in all educational and social settings by optimizing their listening, speaking and academic skills.