Summer 2021 Newsletter

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

Happy Memorial Day! I hope the sunshine is bringing you cheer as we enter summer! There are so many reasons to be grateful! For us, one of those reasons is our incredible volunteers!

We are very excited about our upcoming
Volunteer Celebration Drive Through Events on June 9 and June 23.
(Scroll down for details) We hope to see you all there.

Every year, the contributions of RSVP volunteers astound us. This year, we feel even more gratitude to the volunteers who worked tirelessly through COVID to ensure children, families, veterans and seniors were supported. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We also have our 4th Annual Golf Classic coming up on Tuesday, July 20 at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve in Phoenixville. We are almost sold out of player spots! Thank you all for your support. We are still in need of sponsors. If you or someone you know would like to promote their business, this is an excellent opportunity to do so while supporting a great, impactful cause! https://www.rsvpmc.org/events-news

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! We have missed seeing everyone in person and expressing our gratitude for all you do.

Wishing you a healthy and fun summer!
With Gratitude,
Michele Moll
RSVP Happenings
Do you shop at Target?
We are part of Target Circle's giving program.

When you shop, simply designate RSVP as your charity and a portion of sales will be donated to us.

Please be sure to vote by June 30th
Watch this short video to learn how you can select RSVP
Thank You!

Our Virtual America Reads program has some students very excited


The 2nd grade students at Media Elementary School are grateful for their reading partners through the Virtual America Reads program.

We are thrilled that our volunteers are making the time to help students who are learning to read with more confidence.

Way to go volunteers!
Thank you Media Elementary!





Abdel is always excited to read with his reading partner Dana. He shared this beautiful drawing with her to say thank you.







What are Your Summer Plans?


With students heading back to classrooms in the fall, volunteers are needed to help them brush up on their reading skills and prepare to enter classes ready to learn.

If you can spare 1/2 hour and have a computer, you could help from any location.







To sign up, visit

https://www.rsvpmc.org/vello-volunteer-enrollment-form
RSVP programs are possible because of the amazing support of volunteers and donors!

We are excited and grateful to partner with Renewal by Andersen, serving the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Thank you!

Drive-Through Volunteer Celebration Events

We can't wait to see you again!

We are holding two Volunteer Celebration events to celebrate your dedication this past year. Volunteers will remain in their cars and be greeted by an enthusiastic RSVP staff and board as well as our partners from Renewal by Andersen.

Gift bags will be given to everyone with extra-special treats and balloons will mark the way.


Don't forget to bring your Raffle Ticket all filled out to be eligible for great gift prizes. If you have lost yours, don't worry -- we'll have lots of extras!


Pick the location closest to you and simply drive through the parking lot

June 9 11:00 am - 1:00 PM
Upland Park & Redwood Center
280 6th Street, Brookhaven 19015

June 23 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike, DeKalb Pike / Rt. 202 Parking Lot, Blue Bell 19422
4th Annual Golf Classic
July 20, 2021


Don't miss this fun event
100 Rivercrest Drive
Phoenixville, PA

Registration at 10:00 AM
Lunch & Shotgun Start 11:00 AM

Looking for a great way to promote your company? View our Sponsorship Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
What's on your Horizon?

Whether you are new to volunteering, already a seasoned volunteer
or looking for a fun activity, 
we ALWAYS need dedicated volunteers


Contact Kathy Stocker for information volunteer123@rsvpmc.org or 610-834-1040 x.123
We currently need Meals-on-Wheels volunteers and
a food donation pick-up driver.

Safety protocols are in place for volunteer roles requiring contact



At RSVP, our goal is for your volunteer experience to be fun, fulfilling, and well-informed. Our volunteer handbook provides details about your volunteer service with RSVP. Please feel free to refer to the handbook if you have questions or simply reach out to your program coordinator.
Community News and Resources
NCOA is partnering with Lyft to provide access to reliable, affordable transportation to older adults who need a ride to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
 
Lyft has provided ride codes with a value of up to $25 each to travel to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments for both the first and second doses. This effort is part of Lyft’s Universal Vaccine Access campaign, which is mobilizing a coalition of partners to provide access to rides to and from vaccination sites across the country. 
 
How to use the NCOA-Lyft vaccine ride codes
 
The Lyft promo codes we’re offering can be used for a roundtrip ride for each dose of the COVID vaccine. Each code below covers up to $50 per round trip ($25 to the vaccine appointment, and $25 back home). There are no location restrictions, and the vaccine ride codes are valid through December 31, 2021.
 
·        Dose 1 Code (to and from their appointment): SENIORVAX1
·        Dose 2 Code (to and from their appointment): SENIORVAX2
 
Learn more about how to set up an account and request a ride: https://www.ncoa.org/article/ncoa-and-lyft-help-older-adults-get-rides-to-their-covid-19-vaccine.
 
All older adults who use the Lyft codes will be required to follow Lyft’s Health Safety policies, which include staying home if they are sick, wearing a mask, keeping the car and their hands clean, sitting in the back seat, and keeping the car windows open when possible.
Will you be turning 65 soon?

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will be hosting a free virtual information session:
"Welcome to Medicare" provides future beneficiaries with information on eligibility, coverage options
June 23 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Montgomery County
Medicare Questions? We are here to help!   
Call us 610-834-1040 x.120


Delaware County 
APPRISE@scs-delco.org  
(484) 494-3769
A series of Zoom presentations covering important Medicare updates are available https://www.rsvpmc.org/delawre-county-apprise-presentation  


Chester County 
  Contact the Chester County Department of Aging Services 
at (610) 344-5004.
Leave your name, phone number and a short message and a counselor will return your call. 
You can also email Sarah Milam
Memorials and Celebrations
Additional Ways to Support RSVP
In Memory of:

Ruth Saks from Ron and Karen Steinbrecher
Maria P. Dunn from Charles S. Dunn
Susan Cannon-Simpson from Ola F. Cannon, III


In Honor of:

Janis Glusman from Eleanore B. Smith
Richard Singer from Michael P. Freedman

 
To learn more, contact Tony Giunta
Celebrating a birthday or special occasion this year?
Have you considered a Facebook Fundraiser to support our important community-based 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!
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!