Keep HEAR US Rollin' Fund (general support)

DDN T2 TXSince 2005, support from people like you has made the invaluable work of HEAR US possible.  

The HEAR US budget is frugal. Support comes from donations, sales of books/DVDs, contractual work, and honoraria. 

On behalf of the millions of youth and families you have helped, thank you!

To donate, either one-time or montly, simply click the BLUE donate button. You'll be taken to a secure link. 


Ellie Fund (benevolence fund)

Ellie beachThe HEAR US board set up a special account that could be used to help families/youth directly. The fund is named after Diane's Mom, Ellie, who died in 2013. She was a very generous HEAR US donor.

This is a very limited fund, and Diane/the board need to review requests. Typically, requests come from families/youth or from school/agency staff known to HEAR US. 

100% of the money donated to this fund goes to families/youth. HEAR US does not take any money out for administering this account. Click on the green button. You'll be taken to a secure donation site.


Want to mail a check--that's fine!
115 E Ogden Ave. #105-329
Naperville, IL 60563

Other ways to support HEAR US:

  • Join the monthly donors. Easy to set up a regular donation online. Just click our donation button!
  • Hold a fundraiser. Contact us for information.
  • Send a gas card. Any gas companies willing to donate? If you have gas cards, please mail to the above HEAR US address.
  • Corporate support, matching grants, etc. Let us know of any possibilities. If it's possible to address your service club or organization while Diane's traveling through your community, we're happy to arrange it

Why HEAR US needs financial support:

Simply put, the uniqueness of this project keeps us from qualifying for traditional grants. And, with the LittlestNomads-boydownturn of the economy and soaring homelessness, we'd rather shelters and programs providing direct service get the grants.

We have confidence that people who know what we do and who we are will support our efforts. So far, so good! Since 2005 we've been doing everything possible to give voice & visibility to homeless children and youth...

Frugal Budget Information: 

  • Personnel - One paid staff person, Diane, does most of the work (presentations, filming, writing, fundraising, etc.) The board and volunteers do the rest.
  • Operations - Supplies, postage, overhead (rent, phone, equipment maintenance, etc.).
  • Travel Expenses (gas, parking, tolls, etc.).
  • Project Expenses - Video production/distribution, printing
  • Capital- Equipment (so far all covered by previous grants!)
  • Administration - A necessary expense, is minimal (7% est.)
  • In-Kind Services-generous donations of technical, legal, and administrative services

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