901 E. 8th Avenue, Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 834-1040
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Greetings,

Hello and Happy Summer!
 
We hope you enjoyed (or will enjoy) the Volunteer Celebrations.  Each year as we review your accomplishments so that we can honor them, we are astounded by what you have made possible and this year was no exception.   
 
You may have noticed that our website www.rsvpmc.org looks different. We are in the process of updating our site to make it easier to use and more interactive. We hope you will agree and we thank you for your patience as we are in the process. 
 
On July 23 we will hold our 2nd Annual Golf Classic at Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve in Phoenixville (see below for details).   
 
If you were able to join us last year, you know it was a wonderful day of golfing, an evening dinner with cocktails and a silent auction. This fun event supports 5,250 children who benefit from participation in our programs.  We hope you can join us this year as a golfer or simply to attend the dinner and auction.  Bring a friend! For more information visit https://www.rsvp-golf.com/. 
 
I hope to see you at one of our events. Have a safe and fun summer!
 
With gratitude,
Michele Moll 
   

Join Our Team of 1,200 Dedicated Volunteers  
610-834-1040 x.123 www.rsvpmc.org 
 
SavetheDates
RSVP Happenings
RSVPHappenings

Join us for our
2nd Annual Golf Classic 
July 23, 2019

10:30 am                  Registration
11:00 am                  Lunch
Noon                        Shotgun Tee-Off
4:45 pm                    Cocktails
5:45 pm                    Dinner & Silent Auction


 

 
Special Guest

Attend the Dinner and have your photo taken with
 former Philadelphia Flyer
and Stanley Cup winner
 
Dave "The Hammer" Schultz.

 
 
 
 
 
Come enjoy a day of golf on this beautiful course and bring a friend for the dinner and exciting silent auction to benefit RSVP children's programs



 



My Free Tutor Program Helps Veteran Graduate


Award winning author, speaker and My Free Tutor alum Emilio Roman, speaks to current veteran students at UPenn's Veterans Upward Bound Program and encourages them to use tools such as MyFreeTutor.org, our virtual tutoring math program, in order to stay the course and succeed.
 
Emilio participated in the My Free Tutor Program during the 2017-18 school year, and graduated from the VUB program  in 2018.
 
  
Congratulations
click photo for video 
Emilio!  
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Troopons Program Wins Again!   
 
 
This group at Schoolhouse Senior Center collected a whopping grand total of $408,735 for the Troopons program in 2018.  Karen Strauss (on left) from RSVP presented a certificate recognizing their amazing contribution to military families.   Shown (l to r) Karen Strauss, volunteers Shirley Carroll, Barbara Haines and Pat Gaffney and  Kim McDaniel, Schoolhouse Center Director
 
    

RSVP volunteers (l to r) Jackie Lassen, Marcella Baumann, Rosemary Scapellati, Margie Kozul, and Rose Haines at the Wayne Senior Center were presented a certificate recognizing their efforts for clipping coupons, saving military families $107,365 in 2018 through the Troopon program. RSVP thanks all the volunteers at the senior center, with special gratitude to Alice Lutomski and Vijaya Gopalakrishnan.
   
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Volunteer Celebration Events   

Celebrating You!  

May 29 at Granite Farms Estates, Media
June 11 at Meadowood, Worcester
 
We hope you were able to join us at these events as we celebrated your amazing accomplishments during this past year.  Be sure to check out our Fall 2019 E-Newsletter for photos and stories. 

 
 
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2nd Annual Golf Classic

July 23 at Rivercrest Golf Club, Phoenixville



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14th Annual
Run Wild   5K
& Animal Safari Scavenger Walk

October 6 at Elmwood Park Zoo





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VolunteerSurvey

If you completed the 
Volunteer Survey  
Thank you! 
             
  Many volunteers shared a lot of valuable information.  It was fantastic to hear that 93% 
feel very appreciated and 98% are satisfied
with their assignments.   
           
Also, many of you commented that you would like to hear more stories and connect with other volunteers for training and workshops.
 
If you use Facebook, we are always posting information and updates. Click here RSVP,Inc to view our page.  If you don't use Facebook, you're always welcome to contact your program coordinator who will share details of upcoming events.

If you haven't completed yours yet, it's not too late.  Click here for survey.  We'd love to hear from you.
   
Congratulations to Sally J., who was the lucky winner of the prize drawing for a free lunch, as a thank you for completing the survey.   

GetToKnowUs
Getting to Know Us
  
Meet Tony Giunta

Tony is our Director of Operations. He started his second career with RSVP in July 2009. Before RSVP, Tony spent 30 years with General Motors' Assembly Division in Wilmington, DE.  His specialty at GM (and here) is training and workplace organization. 

Not particularly good at enjoying idle time, Tony wanted to do meaningful good works in the community after retirement. He knew Michele through their church and she had recently assumed the Executive Director position and needed additional staffing and support with office management. 

He lives in Media, is a dedicated husband, father and grandfather of two grandsons who are full of life "and rhythm too".

Tony does an amazing job making sure we all have all the tools we need to work efficiently .



 
What are You Doing this Summer? 
 
 
 
 
With school ending soon some of our volunteers may find they have more time on their hands. Keep in mind that we always need volunteers to deliver meals, provide transportation to medical appointments, secure groceries, organize paperwork, and advocate for seniors.  You determine when you are available and we'll find you a grateful senior.    
 
   
    
VolOps
Volunteer Opportunities
    
 
There are many fun and important volunteer opportunities 
 in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
 
   
Where Volunteers are Needed Most    
 
If you are interested, please contact us
  • Readers for preschool children
  • Reading coaches for elementary students (beginning in fall 2019)
  • Drivers, visitors and shoppers for home-bound seniors
  • Mentors for elementary school students and teenage moms
  • Virtual math tutors (great for working adults - just one hour/week from your desk)
  • Fundraising, social media and other management skills needed to assist nonprofits
  • STEM and other career exploration presenters
  • Meals-on-Wheels drivers and food packers
  • Thrift shop/consignment shop assistants
  • Visit with lonely veterans
  • Health and wellness program assistants
  • Medicare Counselors
  • Food pantry support
  • Adult literacy and ESL tutors
  • Advocate for seniors
  • Blood Drive assistants and ambassadors
  • Therapeutic horse riding assistants
  • Museums
For locations please visit our current Help Wanted List or contact us
 
WorldofOpps

 
     
Are you searching for something meaningful to do?  
 
       
Whether you are new to volunteering, already a seasoned volunteer or looking for a summer activity, we would love to see you at one of our
 
Information Sessions

S hare your experiences and learn more about the greatest needs in your community. 

Montgomery County  

Blue Bell

June 20 at 1:00 pm - Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike

 
Lansdale

August 26 at 10:30 am - Citadel, 2333 Welsh Road

Willow Grove
 
July 30 at 9:30 am - Giant, 315 York Road

Delaware County

Glen Mills

June 26 at 10:30 am - Whole Foods, 475 Wilmington West Chester Pike

Havertown

June 6 at 10:30 am - Haverford Township Library


Springfield

July 18 at 10:00 am - Giant Foods, 950 Baltimore Pike

Wayne

July 10 at 10:30 am - Radnor Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave.


Chester County


 Phoenixville
 
August 7 at 1:30 pm - Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge St. 
 

Additional locations and updates available on wwww.rsvpmc.org

Please let us know if you will join us
so that we can plan for your visit.
(This way we can contact you if we need to cancel) 
 
Call Maguerite Cunning, Volunteer Coordinator 610-834-1040 ext. 123
 
   
Walk-Ins Always Welcome
There's never an obligation to enroll as a volunteer
 
VOLHappenings
Partner Agency Happenings

Meet Orion Communities

RSVP is pleased to announce a new partnership with Orion Communities located in Phoenixville.
 
Orion believes that every person deserves shelter, food, clothing, transportation, access to healthcare and human interaction. Orion listens at the street level and responds to the unmet needs of our most vulnerable neighbors with creativity, compassion and collaboration.
 
The nonprofit doesn't take any government funding. It helps those who are dealing with the hardships of poverty, illness or disabilities to move towards a more stable future. Last year, Orion served 1,190 households, with 65 percent from Chester County, 30 percent from Montgomery County and 5 percent from other areas in southeastern Pennsylvania, while gifting $82,000 to families in need.
 
RSVP is pleased to support this outstanding organization. Please contact Karen Strauss at karens@rsvpmc.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Orion.


 
TrainingWorkshops
Upcoming Training and Workshops


Back to School workshops

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Fall 2019 VEC Workshop Series
Coming Soon 
         
 
 
 Registration opens in August
   
For more information, contact Margaret Brenner

CommNewsRes
Community News and Resources
   
 
 Are you at risk for fracture?
 
Bone density testing is one of the many preventive benefits offered through Medicare. Statistics show that one in two women over the age of 50 will develop osteoporosis. A bone density test can help you detect osteoporosis at an early stage so that a treatment plan can be developed. 
 
Medicare Part B covers a bone mass measurement test once every 24 months (more if medically necessary) if you meet one or more of these conditions:
  • You are a woman whose doctor has determined you are estrogen deficient and at risk for osteoporosis, based on your medical history and other findings.
  • Your x-rays show possible osteoporosis, osteopenia, or vertebral fractures.
  • You're taking prednisone or steroid-type drugs or are planning to begin this treatment.
  • You have been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism.
  • You're being monitored to see if your osteoporosis drug therapy is working.
There is no cost for this test if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.

APPRISE counselors are are state trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy to understand information about Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental plans and Advantage plans and Drug plans. To learn more visit: www.rsvpmc.org
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New SEPTA Key Card
SEPTA has transitioned to the Key Card offering those 65+ free public transit within the state.  Users will have to get a SEPTA issued ID card.  For details visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800.

    
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The same company that provides liability insurance for our volunteers (Volunteer Insurance Service) is offering volunteers some discounted insurance options for Dental, Vision and now Pet Insurance.

Dental & Vision 
Volunteers Insurance Service, which provides the insurance coverage for our volunteers, makes savings available to you and your family through its partnership with Dominion National, a leading administrator of dental and vision plans for more than 900,000 customers nationwide. The discount plans are available wherever you live, and at price points to suit any budget. See what's available and how much you and your family can save, whether it's a routine cleaning, orthodontia, a crown, or a root canal...whether it's an eye exam, glasses and frames, or contact lenses.
 
Simply go to this Website and enter your state and county --
 https://edental.dominionnational.com/vis
 
 
For Pet Owners
VIS has partnered with Figo, a top-rated pet insurance program, to offer our members a 10% discount. Different levels of coverage are available, for as little as $1.25 a day. You can choose a plan and enroll on   the special Website FIGO has developed for VIS . When you have a bill from any licensed veterinarian for treatment of an illness or injury, simply upload a photo of the bill to Figo. Reimbursement takes about a week. 


MemorialCeleb
Memorials and Celebrations
& Additional Ways to Support RSVP

              
                             
In Honor of:
Francis' Parents from Francis Vithayathil

 
 In Memory of: 
Lizzy's Parents from Francis Vithayathil 
 
 
If you have enough fuzzy slippers why not try something new.
Have you considered a Facebook Fundraiser to support RSVP programs?
 
    
You can ask your Facebook friends to honor your birthday or any special occasion by asking them to donate to your special cause.

 It's easy!
    • On YOUR Facebook page, select "Fundraiser" from the left side menu
    • Then select "raise money for a nonprofit organization"
    • Select "RSVP, Inc." in King of Prussia, PA from the list
    • Complete the rest of the questions, and you are ready to go!
    • Or just click here https://fb.com/fund/RSVPvolunteer/  
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We are always happy to receive gift cards you may no longer want or need.  These could be re-gifted to clients in need or leveraged to raise funding for our programming.  Just mail cards to RSVP's office, attention Tony G.  Thank you!
 

Connect
Connect With Us
Do you shop on Amazon?

If you do, here's a simple way to show your support for RSVP programs.

By shopping through www.Smile.Amazon.com and
designating RSVP of Montgomery County as your charity of choice, a portion of your sales are donated to us.
Thank you! 

 
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901 E. 8th Avenue
Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-834-1040    www.rsvpmc.org
 
Responding to Community Needs Through Volunteerism! 
Serving Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties and educationally disadvantaged children, youth and veterans in Philadelphia.

            
Please help us keep our critical programs running.   
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