The CareCredit Caring Communities Program is helping make a difference in the hearing health of children with a $25,000 grant donation to the Miracle-Ear Foundation.
CareCredit, Costa Mesa, Calif, a healthcare credit card, created the Caring Communities Program to support charitable organizations, through financial and volunteer contributions. This enables the organizations to have a greater impact in the communities they serve and help more people access needed care.
The Miracle-Ear Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided children of low-income families the gift of sound for more than 20 years. Diagnostics, hearing aids, and follow-up care are offered at no cost to children whose parents are not in a financial position to purchase quality hearing assistance. In addition, the Foundation helps educate families about hearing loss and its effect on children.
CareCredit donated $25,000 to the Miracle-Ear Foundation in 2013, enabling 20 children across the United States to receive hearing aids and support services. An additional $25,000 grant will be provided this year to continue the expansion of hearing health.
“There is no greater joy than providing a child the ability to hear,” says Vera Peterson, vice president, Miracle Ear Inc. “This donation will have a significant impact on our foundation and our ability to touch more children with hearing loss.“