Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Meet the Sisters, Living the CSA Mission!

“Alone we can’t do much, together we can change the world”

“Everyday I get to help people hear!  This past year through the Starkey Foundation we provided over 14,000 new, high quality hearing aids to people who could not afford them.  My greatest satisfaction is to give the gift of hearing to so many people throughout the world.  This is a family owned business and the founder will often stop by my office and say “Joanita are we doing more than last year?” He knows a lot of people can’t afford hearing aids and he wants them to have the latest technology can produce. My job is to make this happen.  The men and women I work with are so committed, it is a calling for them to serve people with a hearing loss. The work environment is one of tremendous community, it is truly a warm, caring family place to work. 

Our program provides the hearing aids at little or no cost based on a person’s income.  For a person to get a job or maintain their job they need to be able to hear.  We are serving the working poor who cannot afford the price of hearing aids, they are rarely covered under insurance plans.

As a member of CSA daily prayer is very important to me.  I am a firm believer in prayer, our lives need to reflect what matters to us.  When I pick up the phone at work and hear the pain and despair of people’s stories I ask myself “how can I help this person?” I see myself as an instrument of Christ and I want to serve in the best way possible.” 
                                                                                   Sister Joanita Stelter, CSA
                                                                                   Hear Now Manager for Starkey Foundation
                                                                                   Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, MN

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