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Jan Johnston Memorial

Sadly, on May 22, 2014, the families of local deaf and hard-of-hearing children, along with her “family” at HOPE School, had to say goodbye to Jan Johnston, one of the founders and supporters of HOPE School. At age 59, Jan passed away after a short but hard-fought battle with soft tissue sarcoma. Jan leaves behind a legacy of caring, teaching, advocating, mentoring, fighting like a bulldog, and loving that will continue to be in the hearts of the families she served and those who have the privilege of working with children with hearing loss. Spokane HOPE School will strive to honor her vision and continue her mission to “optimize the acquisition of listening, learning and speaking skills in children who have hearing loss and to provide a supportive environment for their families”.

Since Jan passed away in May, there has been an outpouring of interest from the community to honor her legacy and a desire to support her mission. The Janet Johnston Memorial Scholarship has been formed to help ensure that all children with hearing loss have an opportunity to attend HOPE School, regardless of their family’s ability to pay tuition.

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HOPE School relies on community support to provide services to children with hearing loss. All donations made to our organization are matched dollar for dollar by a private family foundation whose mission is to support oral deaf education throughout North America.

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Private donations and corporate sponsorships are welcomed and all donations are greatly appreciated.   HOPE School is a non-profit organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Tax ID # 20-1535497.  For more information on donating to HOPE School, please contact Kim Schafer at kim@spokanehopeschool.org or (509) 863-7097.



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