Miami Valley Spina Bifida Organization (MVSBO) Newsletter
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Hope everyone is having a wonderful winter!!
SB Families are welcome to join us as we enjoy a time of bowling and socializing. We will provide pizza, pretzels, chips and drinks. Please RSVP by February 23rd with the number in your party (immediate family only, please) and how many plan to bowl.
When: Sunday, March 4th, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Bowl 10 Fairborn (bowl10fairborn.com), 1425 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324
Mom's Night Out!
Join other moms from our organization for this evening of getting to know one another and learning from each other. This will be an informal gathering in the private room at this Winans location with buy-your-own coffee and/or chocolates. Stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole 2 hours. Hope to see you there!
Please email Lana at email@example.com for more information.
When: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Winans Coffee and Chocolates (WinansChocolatesCoffees.com), 4425 Feedwire Rd, Dayton, OH 45440
Thank You Corvette Troy!
Once again we’d like to thank the members of Corvette-Troy for continuing their generous support of MVSBO, not only through their financial contributions, but also by putting on the Christmas Party year after year! This continues to be one of the best-attended events we have all year. A great time was had by all; the highlight was, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with gifts for all the children! The Corvette-Troy Charity Committee also presented us with a very generous donation of $10,000! Our Organization would not be able to do so many wonderful events and support many individual requests, if it weren’t for them. We are very grateful for all they do!
Support MVSBO while you shop!
The Miami Valley Spina Bifida Organization has recently been added to the list of charities that can benefit from the shopping you already do! Please take a moment to select our organization as your charity of choice and share this info with everyone you know.
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Your unique charity
Kroger Community Rewards:
Simply register online at KrogerCommunityRewards.com. No Kroger Plus card? They are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger!
Click on Sign In/Register New online customers must create a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Enter Miami Valley Spina Bifida Org in the search and select from list. Click confirm.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for MVSBO until a card is registered!
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 3 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
There is a whole series of webinars featuring topics specific to those living with SB available through the following website:
Equipment Assistance Request Form
The Purpose of this program is to help offset expenses incurred by individuals with Spina Bifida or their families. (See application form below.)
- Participation in fundraising events is encouraged
- Applications are available from the address listed below or by calling (937)236-1122
- The fund covers only expenses for Spina Bifida that have not been paid for out of any state aid, insurance or other funding source
- Completed applications must be accompanied by copies of itemized bills or prescriptions, and insurance allowance or denial statements
- All information is considered confidential
- Grants are subject to the availabilty of funds
Items Covered (Examples)
- Orthopedic equipment (crutches, brace, walkers, shoes, wheelchairs)
- Urinary and bowel control supplies (gloves, lubricant, catheters)
- Home & vehicle modifications
- Other medical expenses not covered by insurance or state agencies
- Adapted recreational equipment
- Other Needed services
If you need assistance with obtaining Spina Bifida equipment, please download the Equipment Assistance Request Form.
You can access previous issues of the Miami Valley Spina Bifida Newsletter here:
- Fall 2017
- Summer 2017
- February 2017
- Fall 2016
- Summer 2016
- April 2016
- January-February 2016
- Fall 2015
- August 2015
- May-June 2015 - Issue 23
- January 2015 - Issue 22
- November 2014 - Issue 21
- August 2014 - Issue 20
- May/June 2014 - Issue 19