Sponsor a Child

When you sponsor a child, you help to shape that child’s future and make an even greater impact on Clarke’s ability to serve children for years to come. As a Sponsor a Child donor you are making a lifelong impact for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

Sponsor a child and lay the foundation for a lifetime of academic success!

Make a Difference

The majority of the children who receive Early Intervention services at Clarke and attend our Preschool Program transition to local public, private or charter schools for kindergarten where they learn and thrive alongside their peers with typical hearing.

Read about Chimaza, a former Clarke student who is thriving in a local charter school.

The Need Defined

Though Clarke receives public funds to support the therapy and education we provide, the average gap between the cost of these services and the public funds received is typically $5,000 per child per year. Many of the children served by Clarke are from low-income families who lack the ability to address this gap.

Sponsorship Opportunities

When you make an annual gift commit you can support one child from the time they begin with Clarke, and have little or no language, to the time they are speaking in full sentences and preparing to transition to kindergarten! You may also choose to sponsor multiple children in one year.

  • Sponsorship of One Child for Three Years: $15,000 ($5,000 per year for three years)
  • Sponsorship of One Child for One Year: $5,000

Help Clarke to reach our goal to sponsor every child in Early Intervention and Preschool this coming school year.

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Challenge Match

We are fortunate to have a funder providing a challenge match which impacts all new and increased gifts made through Sponsor-A-Child gifts.

By sponsoring a child, you join a community that is passionate about helping to change the lives of children with hearing loss.

How You Can Help

Please contact Chief Development Officer, Cindy Goldberg at 413.587.7350 or cgoldberg@clarkeschools.org.

The Sponsor a Child program launched in New York in February 2015, and has been a success from the start—raising more than $1.2 million. With many requests to expand its reach, we are now accepting pledges for our Sponsor a Child program in Jacksonville, Philadelphia, New York and Massachusetts.

When you sponsor a child at Clarke, you enable that child to embrace a world of limitless possibilities!