Groupe Forget Foundation : 1 million dollars to improve life for people in need with hearing loss
The Groupe Forget Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve life for people with hearing problems by collecting donations, educating the public and supporting research. Since it’s inception in 2008, the Groupe Forget Foundation has provided more than one million dollars in hearing aids, professional consultation and accessories.
The Foundation works independently from the company’s commercial activities, but is active in fulfilling Groupe Forget’s commitments to the community. The Foundation is funded by Groupe Forget, its partners and special events, like the benefit concert given by Ginette Reno in 2010. For each hearing aid sold, an amount is donated to the Foundation.
A short history of the Groupe Forget Foundation: listening to needs
The Foundation was created to address a need. Some patients were having problems with their hearing aids but didn’t have the financial means to purchase new ones. For example, one day a boy’s backpack was stolen after he had put his hearing aids in it before he went swimming. His parents weren’t able to replace them and there wasn’t any organization that could help in this kind of situation. It has also made it possible for children with severe hearing loss to go to camps that are specially adapted to their needs. The Donation Attribution Committee meets monthly to assess each new case. To this day, the Foundation helped almost 300 people rediscover the pleasure of hearing.
The joy of hearing again: a precious gift
Many people underestimate the impact that hearing loss can have on the affected person. Often, the importance of receiving a particular treatment for a specific type of impairment is not well understood. Read the true stories on the Foundation’s website (www.fondationgroupeforget.ca) to find out what a real gift it is to hear again from those who have benefitted from the Groupe Forget Foundation.