Sound Byte Newsletter
White Castle Campaign to Raise Money for Ohio Valley Voices!

Starting Sunday June 25th through Saturday July 29th, all 42 Greater Cincinnati White Castle locations will be promoting Ohio Valley Voices by selling $1 coupons good for a soft drink or coffee (value $1.59)! All proceeds to benefit Ohio Valley Voices. 
So tell all your friends and family, next time they are hungry for a Slider, Fish Nibblers, Chicken Rings, Onion Chips and/or Mozzarella Cheese sticks please stop by their nearest White Castle, buy a drink coupon and support Ohio Valley Voices over the next month!
Thank you White Castle and enjoy your sliders!

2017 Qu een Bee Runners Needed
 Saturday, October 7,  2017

Hey Ladies - Are you and your pals ready to get moving to support the children of Ohio Valley Voices? We would love for you to run/walk a 4-Mile event or a Half Marathon for OVV in the 2017 Queen Bee. 

How to get started:
1. Set up a fundraising page and share it with friends and family.
2. Email OVV Development to receive a discount code.
3. Register for the Queen Bee
4. Train for your run/walk.

Each runner is asked to set up a fundraising page and do some crowd funding. We challenge each runner to go above and beyond the minimum pledge ($100), as each penny goes directly back to helping the children and programs at Ohio Valley Voices.  After you have set up your fundraising page please contact OVV Development to receive a discount code to register for the Queen Bee.

This code will provide you with a special price of $30 for the 4-Mile event and $70 for the Half Marathon. This discount may be used and is valid for those prices through October 5, 2017 when online registration ends.  Keep in mind, the event sold out about 2 weeks prior to the end of online registration last year, so please ask your fundraisers to sign up early! 

For more information or help on how to set up your fundraising page, please contact Development.  
Ohio Valley Voices selected for The 10th Annual Pick your Charity Golf Outing!

This year Ohio Valley Voices has been selected to be the benefiting organization for the 10th Annual Pick Your Charity Golf Outing. 

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Registration/Payment: Due September 15th
Where : Neumann Golf Course
Time : Shotgun Start 1:30pm
Cost : $80 per golfer/$320 per foursome
Contests, Split-the-Pot, Raffle

Hole Sponsors $75

To register please fill out the forms on OVV's website: https://www.ohiovalleyvoices.org/2017-golf-outing

Please complete and return the foursome sheet to any of the following email addresses:
*Eric Hamberg - 513-520-7851 & eric.hamberg21@gmail.com
*Mark Janszen - 513-260-2826 & mjanszen11@gmail.com
*Greg Bachman - 513-498-7516 & gbachman1304@gmail.com

Ohio Valley Voices invites you to help "Pave the Way" for future students and families with a commemorative engraved brick. Celebrate a milestone with a paver or leave your family's legacy at OVV by purchasing a brick in honor of your special friend. All proceeds help make our programs possible, plus it's a fun way to leave your mark at OVV.

$500 per brick (entire amount is tax deductible)

Please contact Development for an order form. All forms are due July 30, 2017 for a September brick laying celebration.
Student Spotlight
2017 OVV Graduation

On May 25th, Ohio Valley Voices' staff, family and friends recognized the amazing accomplishments of the 50 students that worked so hard during the 2016-2017 school year. We heard a dynamic speech from our alumni commencement speaker Tyler Brown, OVV Class of 2008, who shared his challenges and triumphs.   We also bid a fond "Farewell!" to 11 graduates who will be transitioning into their mainstream schools next year.    

Our 2017 graduates are:

Beckett  - 3 years old, transitioning into public preschool

Emma  - 6 years old, transitioning into 1st grade

Jazmin - 8 years old, transitioning into 3rd grade  

Kairi - 5 years old, transitioning into public Kindergarten

Maddy - 4 years old, transitioning into private preschool

Mila - 3 years old, transitioning into public preschool

Nethra - 7 years old, transitioning into 2nd grade 

Pia - 4 years old, transitioning into private Kindergarten
Raiden - 4 years old, transitioning into private preschool

Riley - 9 years old, transitioning into 3rd grade 
Sam - 4 years old, transitioning into public preschool  

Important Dates
  • Summer School - May 31 through June 30
  • Toddler Camp - July 3 through July 28
  • Alumni Summer Camp - July 10 through July 14
  • First Day of School/Learning Center - August 23
  • First Day of School/Preschool - August 23 and 24
  • OVV Homecoming Picnic - September 23
  • 10th Annual Pick Your Charity Golf Outing - September 30
  • Queen Bee Half Marathon - October 7
  • Save the Date: Fashion Show - November 2

Support Group   
There is a session from from 7-8 pm on July 26th.  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 if you plan on attending .

Just a reminder that audiology services are still available for current and alumni students, Monday-Friday during the summer.  Please call the front desk at 513.791.1458 or email Dr. Erin Lipps to schedule an appointment.

GE Volunteers "Dig" OVV!

On a VERY hot and humid afternoon, a wonderful crew from General Electric helped spread and seed soil around the OVV grounds. They redistributed several cubic yards of soil to fill in divots and dips from land settling as well as cleaned up old lumber and dead tree branches near the Nature Trail. 

"Now there is more room for our kids to run and play on an even lawn," declared Carey Ratliff, OVV Program Director. OVV could not be more appreciative of the selfless volunteers willing to give their time and talent to us.  Thank you GE!

In Case of Emergency!

This is a topic we never want to discuss or a plan that we never want to execute, but in case of emergency, OVV is in need of 20 Safety Back Packs!

One backpack is needed in each classroom and therapy room, should there be a weather or other emergency and children need to shelter in a safe place.  OVV has selected specific safety items for the backpacks, plus several safety walking ropes if we must vacate the building.

Please consider donating $115 to fill one full back pack. For more information please contact Director of Development, Susan Cleverly.
Grants Received

$30,000 in support of OVV's Audiology Clinic Program
Register Your Kroger Plus Card To Support Ohio Valley Voices!

If you already participate - Thank YOU

Click Here for instructions to register and/or re-register your Kroger Plus Card and start raising money for Ohio Valley Voices! 

If you did not renew your registrat ion during April, OVV is not directly benefiting from your shopping. 

OVV is possible because of YOU!
Get Involved
Volunteer Opportunities 

OVV is seeking volunteers to help this summer keeping our vegetable garden  boxes watered! If anyone is available in the morning or evening during the weekdays or weekends, for about 20 minutes, please send us an  email at 
Event Committee Volunteers

The plans are already starting for the  2018 Superhero Gala , but there is still time for you to get involved. Ohio Valley Voices relies heavily on events to help financially support the programs that teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. To pull off these events, numerous volunteers are needed. Please contact Jackie Estes , Development Manager, if you are interested in participating in this year's gala. 
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Our Contact Information
Ohio Valley Voices
6642 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike
Loveland, OH 45140

Questions? Comments? Email Development: development@ohiovalleyvoices.org