HIKE is a very special endowment fund, created in 1986 by the Job's Daughters International to provide hearing and/or assistive listening devices to children in need - Kids Helping Kids. Job's Daughters International is an organization for young women between the ages of ten and twenty who are related to a Master Mason.
Children under the age of twenty who have been identified as 1) having a need for a hearing aid or an assistive listening device and 2) having a financial need can benefit from HIKE. Applicants with a documented hearing loss are considered without regard to sex, race, religion, color, or creed. Each application is weighed on its own merit, and the application requires a letter from the applicant's family which is an important part of the application. Considerations include family income, size of household, burdensome medical expenses for the applicant, and the cost of the hearing technology requested.
Funds raised for HIKE are collected almost entirely by young women across the United States who are members of Job's Daughters - there are no salaried fund raisers!