We are thrilled to share our good news! Deaf Kids’ Art Network was recently granted the Wins for Kansas grant in the amount of $500. Thank you, DeVaughn James and Kakeland Cares!
You can see our Executive Director and founder, Heidi Howard being interviewed and handed the giant check right here:
Sadly, captioning isn’t available after it airs. So we’ve typed it up ourselves the best we can!
Transcript from KAKEland Cares and Wins for Kansas 2016:
(NEWSDESK) (WINS FOR KANSAS ON NEWS SCREEN)
MIKE IUEN: …..helping kids who are deaf connect with positive role models. Chris Stanford has more in this week’s Wins for Kansas.
CHRIS STANFORD (OFF CAMERA): DeafKAN stands for Deaf Kids’ Art Network. The nonprofits mission is to promote deaf culture and sign language through art and performance to children that have hearing loss.
(ON SITE INTERVIEW)
HEIDI HOWARD: “…okay, so it’s not so scary, this is alright. Deaf are educated, they’re talented and it’s a good role model for my children. I’m not afraid to be around that.
(PHOTOS OF DEAFKAN EVENTS)
CHRIS STANFORD: “DeafKAN puts on different workshops throughout the year and is about to try something new.
(ON SITE INTERVIEW)
HEIDI HOWARD: Inner Beauty Boot Camp for Deaf teen girls and their friends can come. We’re going to learn about makeup and fashion but also more important things about kindness, and uh, self-esteem…”
(ON SITE CHECK PRESENTATION) (DUSTIN DEVAUGHN LEFT, HEIDI HOWARD CENTER, RICHARD JAMES RIGHT)
DUSTIN DEVAUGHN: DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers is very thankful to DeafKAN and all the work you do in our community.
HEIDI HOWARD: Thank you so much. This means the world to us.
RICHARD JAMES: Congratulations!
(PHOTOS FROM DEAFKAN EVENTS)
HEIDI HOWARD (OFF CAMERA): “I was shocked! I was so excited! (laughs) That was wonderful, and I saw it and I was like, Oh, I wish we could have that and suggested it to a few friends that they nominate us. And they did and we got the call and it was just…it was an exciting moment.
CHRIS STANDFORD (OFF CAMERA): For Kakeland Cares, I’m Chris Stanford.
(RETURN TO STUDIO DESK)
MIKE IUEN: And to learn more about DeafKAN, just head to Kake.com and click on ‘Find It’.