OVV
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Events
OVV Superhero Gala

We're Sold Out! It's going to be a SUPER night!

Saturday, March 4, 2017
at
Cooper Creek
( 4040 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45241)
Cocktail Attire

6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Cocktail Hour/Raffle
7:15 P.M. Dinner and Program 
8:30 P.M. Music and Dancing by DJ Vikas

Don't forget to request your favorite song(s) for the dance floor!

Wine Pull
Jewelry "Lock Box" Auction
Silent Auction

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!







OVV in local Film Festival

In 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio was the first city to follow in New York City's footsteps by hosting a ReelAbilities Film Festival.  The ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival was initiated at the JCC in Manhattan, in 2007. The festival was the first of its kind to present award- winning films by and about people with disabilities. Screenings took place at multiple venues throughout the city and they were followed by discussions that brought together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Come see a film about an OVV alum, Liesl McGrath, in A Prism of Difference by Purdy Productions.  The film will be shown on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Duke Energy Center at 11am. Tickets are $11 a person , click here to purchase.
2017 Flying Pig Marathon
Are you and your pals ready to get moving to support the children of Ohio Valley Voices?  Anyone can walk or run in the variety of Flying Pig races; you can even bring your dog to the Flying Fur race!

Each runner is asked to pledge/raise a minimum of $100 or a minimum of $500  for relay teams. We challenge each runner and team to go above and beyond the minimum pledge, as each penny goes directly back to helping the children and programs at Ohio Valley Voices. 

Email Jackie Estes to learn how to register and receive a discount code!!
Student Spotlight
Meet Mila!

Mila is 2 1/2 years old and in Ohio Valley Voices Toddler Program. When Mila was just an infant, they enrolled in the Parent-Infant Program and at 18 months old,she began attending Ohio Valley Voices half-day Toddler Program.  Next year, Mila will transition to a traditional preschool program with her same age hearing peers!  

Mila's parents, Will and Nina, said, "We believe that the language skills Mila has acquired would not have been possible without the positive and caring environment provided by her teachers and caregivers at Ohio Valley Voices.   It is obvious that they love what they do, and we are indebted to them.  Because of their hard work, day-in and day-out, Mila will have life-long access to the same opportunities that children without hearing impairments experience.  We feel so lucky to live in a community with multiple programs aimed at combating hearing loss."
News

Important Dates
  • Cochlear Implant International Awareness Day - Saturday, February 25 
  • Parent Group Meeting in Parent Gallery - Friday, March 10 @ 8:45am
  • End of 3rd Quarter: Early Dismissal - Friday, March 17 @ 12:00pm
  • Spring Break: No School - March 25 - 31 
Support Group  

OVV is offering parent support group meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month. 2017 dates are March 21 and April 18. 

There are sessions from 9-10 am and from 7-8 pm.  Babysitting will be offered free of charge at the evening support group.  Please come and join other families in sharing your experience about what it is like to raise a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. RSVP to Molly Weber at mweber@ohiovalleyvoices.org 
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS, FRIENDS, AND ALUMNI!  
OVV is possible because of YOU!
Get Involved
Volunteer Opportunities 

OVV is always seeking volunteer help. We will happily match your skill set with OVV needs. If you are interested and want to become more involved, please send us an email at development@ohiovalleyvoices.org  and we will send you a volunteer application. 

Some Areas of Assistance:
Office Work
Gardening/Grounds
Recess and Nap-time Assistance
Cleaning Toys/Equipment
Classroom D├ęcor
OVV Event Assistance
Independent Tasks
Special Skills: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry

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Our Contact Information
Ohio Valley Voices
6642 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike
Loveland, OH 45140
www.ohiovalleyvoices.org

Questions? Comments? Email Jackie Estes, Development Manager: jestes@ohiovalleyvoices.org