Washington School for the Deaf

    Vancouver, Washington, USA

Greetings, Friends of the Washington School for the Deaf:

 I am writing on behalf of the Deaf Education Advocates Foundation (D.E.A.F.). This year, for the first time, we have become part of a one-day fundraising event called Give More 24! The event will be on September 20, 2018.

We would like your help in raising awareness of this fundraising event. Please tell your friends and family members aboutD.E.A.F.’s participation in Give More 24, and let them know they can make a donation to D.E.A.F. by visiting between 12:00am and 11:59pm on September 20, 2018.

Please note, if you are unable to make a donation on September 20, you have the option of making a donation through Give More 24 anytime between 12:00am on September 10 and 11:59pm on September 20. And you can always make a donation directly to us by visiting our website:

From the Give More 24 page:

Deaf Education Advocates Foundation (D.E.A.F.) was created thirty years ago for the purpose of raising the funds necessary to improve and enrich the education of students at the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD). YOUR contributions have made it possible to fund activities, services, equipment, and experiences that might not be possible through WSD funding alone, such as:

  • Micro-grants of up to $1,000 for enrichment projects developed and conducted by teachers & staff
  • Uniforms & equipment for boys' and girls' team sports
  • Uniforms, equipment, & travel expenses for Special Olympics participants
  •  Travel & lodging expenses allowing students to attend national and state level academic and athletic competitions against other schools for the Deaf
  • Registration expenses & travel allowing students to attend summer programs, such as the Deaf Teen Leadership Camp and Junior National Association of the Deaf Youth Leadership Camp
  •  Honoraria (speaking/appearance fees) & travel expenses to bring Deaf leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the world to WSD to share their stories and talents
  • Artistic and cultural enrichment activities and events showcasing American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture

YOUR contribution today will allow us to continue enhancing and enriching the school experience of WSD students! Thank you for your support!

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact .