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Much of the time Deaf and Hard of Hearing children live in a world where sounds are muted and the earth is quiet. However, the Christmas holidays come through quite loudly; reds and greens in striking contrast, flashing lights, fanciful desserts and Santa Claus!  Deaf eyes dance wildly with excitement on the smiling faces of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children at Christmas time and the children were anything but quiet as we celebrated our annual Deaf Children’s Christmas Party.

With the support of the Delta College ASL Club, the party was held in the commons of Delta’s campus for the first time this year. We are very grateful for Santa’s helpers not only from Delta, but from Mott Community College, Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University, the Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and V.O.I.C.E. Inc. as well! They all played a part in making the event a success!

We came together in mid December for the children with games, crafts, and food to celebrate the holidays and give back to the community that supports us.  Our special guest, Mr. Kringle was there to hear the children’s Christmas wishes.  Spoken or signed, all wishes were understood by our signing Santa and we were sure to capture the precious moments.  Be sure to check out the link to our Flicker account to see photos from the event!

The infamous "Black Friday" is upon us and the official Holiday Shopping Season has begun!  As you are bustling about pushing your way through the crowds and waiting in never ending lines, take the time to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for.  There are so many others out there that can not say the same.  It is easy to to pass by the bell ringers at every store front; keep your eyes down, pretend to be busy.  Afterall, you could not possible give to all of them.   But what can you give back?

At V.O.I.C.E. Inc, we try to give back when we can; our way of thanking the community that supports us and keeps us alive.  Coming up on Friday, December 14th we will be partnering with the ASL Club of Delta College to host our annual Deaf Children's Christmas party.  Admission for adults is only $2 and children get in free with the donation of 1 non-perishable food item.  We will be supplying a meal, games, stories and even a Signing Santa!  We invite you to join us, or even volunteer to help run the activities!  For more event details, visit our December Calendar of Events on our Events page.

If you are unable to help with our Christmas party, we also graciously accept donations.  As a non-profit organization, your monetary support is crutial!  By visiting our homepage and scrolling to the bottom you will see a link to "Support Voice Services."  Click on this link to offer your support.  As you know, we not only offer interpreting services, but also home staffing for individuals with disabilities and employment services to assist individuals looking for work.  Please consider supporting us as we support our community!

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