July 27th, 2011
Houston Helps: The Center for Hearing and Speech
Houston is a generous city. In unearthing and seeking out Houston’s untold story, we figured telling of its charitable nature needed to be part of this ever growing tale. That being said, here’s another opportunity to give back to this city. Love Houston. Help Houston.
The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) was founded in 1947 by four parents who wanted their children with hearing impairments to communicate by speaking instead of using sign language.
The school, formerly called Houston School for Deaf Children, was housed in a cottage on Austin Street and served eight children its first year. Today, CHS is the only full-service resource in Houston to identify and teach children with hearing impairments to listen and speak without sign language.
THEIR EFFORTS INCLUDE:
Via Colori® The Street Painting Festival
The artists of Houston Via Colori® The Street Painting Festival are the stars of this charitable show! Those participating play a significant role in creating awareness about the Center and its services for hearing impaired children in the Houston community. As the Center’s largest fundraiser, the festival provides essential financial support. Your artistic contribution and volunteerism help The Center for Hearing and Speech to meet their goals. So how about it? I know there’s a few artists that read The Loop Scoop. Ever taken on the asphalt monster with colored chalk at your side?