We have been coordinating with various non-profit organizations to help raise funds for very unique causes. Below is a list of organizations that we have selected for the Intaba Fundrasing Events:
Deafblind South Africa (DBSA) is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) in Western Cape, South Africa. The chair of this organization, Philip Dobson, is leading a team to provide services ranging from employment training to independent adult living for more than 6,000 DeafBlind citizens who live in the nine provinces that entail South Africa. DBSA has asked the IntabaKAYAK committee to paddle for their dream of building a facility on the NID campus for 2013/2014.
Target $$: $250,000-$275,000 (USD).For more information, please log on to www.deafblindsouthafrica.com.
410bridge partners with Mission of Hope, members of a conglomerate of international non-profit organizations that serve lesser advanced socities all over the world in a number of different facets. Following the earthquake of 2010, 410bridge was called in by Red Cross upon the revelation that deaf earthquake victims were being excluded to services made available to other Haitians. One of the results since then has been the building of a village to serve deaf and hard of hearing citizens in Leveque, Haiti. Margaret Spratlin and Kyle Reschkle from 410bridge have asked the IntabaKayak 2013 to paddle for a new school/community center to serve this community's multiple needs.
Target $$: $225,000-$250,000 (USD).For more information, please log on to www.410bridge.org.
Solar Ear International (SEI) is a truly remarkable and unique non-profit organization built by Canadian prodigy businessman, Howard Weinstein, when he embarked Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in 2006. After establishing the first deaf-employed solarized hearing aid manufacturing company on the African continent (2007) in Botswana, he moved on to Brazil where he has done an exact replication of his previous work in South America. Since 2010, he has partnered with Richard Lytle, a retired professor from Gallaudet University and long-time humanitarian worker, and has shifted to mainland China for their next project. The latter now oversees Solar Ear International in China. These two gentlemen have asked the INTABA KAYAK 2013 to make a pledge towards establishing a similar operation in Shanghai, China.
Target $$: $225,000-$250,000 (USD).For more information, please log on to www.solarearinternational.org.
Seeing eyes, Signing hands: Guyana (SESH) is a non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on bettering the lives of deaf people who live in Guyana, South America. Currently, there is no bridge between the deaf world and the greater society for children who have significant hearing challenges in this country. One of the co-founders, and the acting CEO of this organization, Tracey Cholmondeley, has asked the INTABA KAYAK 2013 committee to raise funds to be able to build the first ever secondary school for deaf citizens in Guyana.
Target $$: $175,000-$225,000 (USD).For more information, please log on to www.seeingeyessigninghands.org.