Did you miss the movie back in the Spring? Here’s your chance to see it in September!! It got fantastic reviews from people who saw it! Any questions, email us at email@example.com. Come on out and see it!
The Deaf Club
Please click on The Deaf Club link then click on the image “Eventbrite” on the flyer. It will let you pay for your tickets using PayPal or you can just come and pay at the door! See you there!
There will be a St. Patrick’s Day Fundraising Party on March 14, 2015 at Swooboda Deaf Center! The time is from 12 Noon to 5pm. Catering Food from VFW: Delicious Corned Beef and Fried Chicken, Boiled Baby Red Potatoes, Cabbage Carrots, House Salad, Marbles Rye Bread and Homemade Desserts will be provided! Early Bird Special!!! The cost is Adult $20 dollars and Kids $15 dollars (Age 4 – 11) ONLY til February 28th. After February 28th until March 7th, the price will go up for Adults will be $25 dollars and Kids $20 dollars. Just a REMINDER that there will be NO door admission. Also there will be fun games and 50/50 Raffles. Come and join us!!
KODA Illinois is hosting New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express in Palatine, IL. At the “Upcoming Events” Tab, there is a flyer about the party. Come and join us! Any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to pay by using PAYPAL, click on the DONATIONS/PAYPAL Info tab at the top.
KODA Illinois is pleased to announce that our very first event, KODA Fest on February 25, 2012, was a huge success beyond our expectations. Approximately 150 people, adults, and children came to this event. They enjoyed several activities such as ice breaker games, KODA talks, crafts, and Ababadabadoo show by Alan Abarbenell. Parents had the opportunity to learn more about new Sorenson products that was shared by Barry Jenson from Sorenson. Karen Dishno, camp director from KODA Camp Midwest came from Wisconsin to talk about the Koda Camp Midwest. The bake sale was a hit, thanks to Juan Vietorisz’s famous cookies! We also appreciate those who have attended the event to support KODA Camp Midwest. Six hundred dollars ($600) will be given to KODA Camp Midwest.
We want to acknowledge and appreciate Harper College’s Deaf Program and Sorenson for their sponsorship.
We also want to thank the volunteers who came to this event to help us out. This event would have not been made possible without the help of these sponsors and volunteers listed below:
Shelley Engstrom Kestel
Finally, we want to give special recognition to CODA organization and Alan Abarbanell for their generous support! KODA would not have been here without CODA’s existence!
Here are the pictures from the KODA Kids Fest.
KODA Illinois’ mission statement is to promote awareness about KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults). KODAs under 18 years old are often raised in the Deaf household and are familiar with Deaf Culture. They face a challenge of trying to find their identity and belongingness as they grow up in both worlds — hearing world and deaf world. KODA Illinois strives to provide activities and resources to help KODAs bond and share unique experiences and allow KODAs gain understanding and confidence in their identity as Kids of Deaf Adults.
- To do some fundraising to allow opportunities for KODAs to attend KODA camps.
- To provide activities for KODAs.