At Ohio Valley Voices, we call it “the walk.” “The walk” is the moment when a new family walks through our building for the first time. They hear the laughter and voices of deaf children and they are amazed.
They grow even more awestruck and excited with each hopeful step. Giving a ray of hope to these families, and giving their children the opportunity to learn is what we do at Ohio Valley Voices.
Every family deserves a walk.
Thanks to our many contributors we are able to give families of deaf children the hope they are searching for, and the solace that they are doing the best for their child.
Ohio Valley Voices is a 501c (3) organization. We rely on contributions to accomplish our mission: teaching deaf children to listen and speak.
Ohio Valley Voices relies on donations from the community to keep our doors open and our children smiling, listening, and talking. Every year we hold a campaign with the goal of raising over $50,000 for our programs. Please consider making a gift today!
Flying Pig Marathon
Get fit and help children! Join Ohio Valley Voices to prepare and fly in the annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, held the first weekendin May.
Participants are asked to raise funds for Ohio Valley Voices’ programs. We welcome walkers and runners of all ages and experience levels to represent OVV. The next Flying Pig Marathon will be the weekend of May 5, 2019. Want to be a runner, walker, sponsor, or volunteer? Email our fundraising team for more information.
Please join us at the 4th Annual LOVVE Amplified: Fashion with a Passion on September 19, 2019 at The Manor House in Mason, Ohio. We will enjoy an evening of fun and fashion with a New York style runway fashion show, as well as silent and live auctions – all to benefit Ohio Valley Voices. Boutique shopping will be available prior to the Fashion Show!
The Fashion Show will feature fashions designed by students from University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program as well as other designers – created for both adults, and this year exclusively, showing a children’s line! Come see the students and alumni of OVV model on the runway along with local models!
Also new this year, we will hold our silent auction online. You will be able to view silent auction items and place bids right from your phone! And if you can’t join us at the show, you can get in on the action from home. We will also be holding a live auction!
In addition to some changes to our auctions, we’ve redefined the space, so we will offer two registration areas to reduce the lines, and there will be plenty of tables, so you can grab a quick bite. Come check out this exciting event!
Ticket sales begin on June 1 at www.ohiovalleyvoices.org/fashionshow. Tickets are not required; you will register when you arrive.
Our annual Gala fundraiser is an elegant evening on the town, but our rotating theme and location keep it exciting and fun.
The 12th Annual Gala, We Are OVV, was a huge success! Guests enjoyed music by The Leftovers after a program featuring alumni Alex Haban, and honoring volunteer Betty Prescott. Julie O’Neill of WCPO was the emcee. Our volunteer committee put together an outstanding event with over 55 silent auction items, 4 live auction packages, a wine pull, and a new Glitz in a Glass game with a chance to win a one-carat diamond! Click here to watch our video highlighting the diversity of our families, and to see photos!
Making your Mark
The only legacy worth leaving is a brighter future for all. Many families before you contributed to help grow Ohio Valley Voices to the excellent program that it is today. Imagine the smile on your child’s face when he or she returns to Ohio Valley Voices to see his name on a classroom door or his photo on a wall. Imagine how proud they will be when they are old enough to appreciate your gesture. That’s a legacy money can’t buy.
To speak with someone about a legacy gift, contact the Development Department.
There are many opportunities to become a volunteer at Ohio Valley Voices. No matter what your skills or interests, there is a way to get involved!
There are many opportunities to become a volunteer at Ohio Valley Voices. No matter what your skills or interests, there is a way to get
On-site volunteers can help with nap time, recess, arts and crafts projects, and gardening.
Outdoor Garden volunteers help keep Ohio Valley Voices beautiful. Garden volunteers can assist with planning, planting, maintenance, and preparing hands-on learning opportunities for our children.
Administrative volunteers assist with the many filing, mailing, and general office tasks that come with running our organization. Maintenance volunteers are asked to help with a variety of tasks that match their expertise; painting and school repairs are just a few examples of tasks that they could help with.
Did you know that over the past five years Ohio Valley Voices has earned over $6,000 in the Kroger Rewards Program?
It is no longer necessary to load your Ohio Valley Voices Kroger gift card for Ohio Valley Voices to receive funding from Kroger.
Kroger shoppers need only use their Kroger Plus Card registered on the Kroger website. Once you register your card on the Kroger website and elect Ohio Valley Voices as your charity we will begin to receive the rewards again.
To learn how to register your card to support Ohio Valley Voices, click here!
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