One of the main features of the annual Mid-South Conference on Communication Disorders
is the Silent Auction. We ask area businesses to donate items for the attendants to
bid on during the conference.
All proceeds from the 2012 Silent Auction were donated to the annual study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic. Students and faculty from the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center assisted children
and teachers at The CAES School for the Deaf in San Pedro by providing hearing screenings,
hearing aid management, and educational training. Proceeds helped fund hearing aid
purchases, hearing aid management supplies, educational books, teaching materials,
and miscellaneous supplies. A donation bin was located at the Mid-South Conference
for non-monetary donations such as toiletry items, Spanish children's books, school
supplies, toys, etc.
If you are interested in making a donation for 2013, you may contact the Silent Auction Chair Laura Hall by mail at 807 Jefferson Ave.,
Memphis, TN 38105, by phone at (901) 678-5800, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we are a non-profit student organization, all donations are tax-deductible. As a way to say thanks, the donor’s name or company name will be displayed along
with the donation at the conference. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please,
include the retail value of your donation so we will know where to start the bidding.
If you would like, we can arrange for your item to be picked up by one of our student
committee members. If you need a letter for tax purposes, please let the student know
at the time the donation is sent/picked-up, and one will be sent to you immediately.
Your interest in our Silent Auction is greatly appreciated!
Past recipients of Silent Auction proceeds:
- 4 Paws for Ability
- Memphis Speech and Hearing Center Pediatric Hearing Bank
- Hope House
- Shelby County’s Books from Birth
- Operation Smile
- Ronald McDonald House of Memphis
- Special Kids
- The International Children’s Heart Foundation of Memphis, TN
- Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired