If the following "Thank You" letters don't make you proud to be a barbershopper, then I don't know what will!

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Dear Barbershoppers,
I am a foster parent to a little boy with severe speech delays. We are forever in your debt for helping our little guy through this time of learning.
Please let me repay you somehow, if only in a note telling you how much I appreciate the financial support.
Your support has made him a little more confident (he rode a horse!) and more receptive to practice better speech. He is a stronger person.
We met some angels disguised as barbershoppers. We hope all the Barbershoppers know that our little guy's summer was more special because you were there for us. You are a true blessing to children. You make a difference.

Sincerest thanks.
T. D.

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Thank you for your donation of $2500.00 to VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children's Family Camp that we received on April 30, 2015. Our annual camp fosters confidence in children who are deaf, through recreation and by creating opportunities to meet other children who are deaf.
Almost 90% of children with hearing loss are born to hearing parents and often are the only students using hearing aids or cochlear implants at their school. Attending Family Camp is an opportunity for them to meet peers that understand the challenges of learning to hear, listen and speak with the use of assitive technology.
Family Camp also provides children with the tools they need to participate equitably. Fun camping activities include canoeing, climbing, swimming, hiking and bonfires. This camp is the only one of its kind that brings together children from across Ontario who are deaf, as well as their families so parents can network and offer support to each other.
Thank you, again, for your generosity in helping children with hearing loss learn to hear, listen and speak for life.

Sincerely,
Ashley Boucher, Development Manager

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On behalf of Laurentian University's Speech-Language Pathology students and faculty members, I would like to express our sincere thanks for your generous donation of $1000.00.
Your kind support makes it possible for us to offer a monetary award to our most deserving student and to purchase a valuable resource for all the graduating students from our Speech-Language Pathology Program. The book Survival Guide for the Beginning Speech-Language Clinician will be offered to this year's graduates.
Thank you again for your continued support!

Sincerely,
Michele Minor-Corriveau, Ph.D., SLP,
Program Coordinator.

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I am writing to thank you once again for your support of Aphasia Camp. Enclosed you will find an article about camp and a public thank you letter that appeared in the local newspaper. In the new year, you will also receive a report describing our last very successful Aphasia Camp, which was supported by a $3500.00 grant from Harmonize For Speech. Our camp was held at Tim Horton Onondaga Farms near Brantford last September. It was a tremendous success! Some highlights:
* 32 people with aphasia attended
* 22 family members and friends attended
* 40 staff, students and volunteers attended, including 10 – 2nd year
   Speech-Language Pathology students earning placement hours at          camp.
The feedback from people with aphasia and their family and friends indicates that it was an overwhelmingly positive experience for them. The SLP's, SLP students, and the undergrad students who hope to become SLP's, indicated that their camp experience has given them a much broader view of what constitutes therapy for people with aphasia, and what it is like for people to live with aphasia. The speech programs of Brantford and Haldimand-Norfolk have enjoyed a long affiliation with the Barbershoppers, notably with the Simcoe Gentlemen of Harmony. Participants at our last Aphasia Camp were entertained by "Inception", a quartet from Simcoe who provided music and laughs Saturday evening during camp. We are all grateful that you found Aphasia Camp to be a project worthy of Harmonize For Speech funds.
Thank you once again for this generous grant.

Kaiatlyn MacPherson, MHSc. SLP (C), CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

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