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You’re Invited!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Events | No Comments »

A guest post today. It really speaks for itself. Thanks for taking the time to read.

Hi! I’m writing to invite you, your family and friends to the first annual Ohio Idols for Independence benefit concert. Our goal is to raise thousands of dollars to help kids with cerebral palsy find their voice at home, at school and in their communities.

This event is close to my heart because my daughter, Adriana, lives with cerebral palsy. While she falls on the severe end of CP, the amazing advancements in technology have given her the gift of independent mobility and communication.

I believe when kids with CP find their voice, regardless of physical ability, they experience true independence. Some kids find their voice through music, sports or dance. Other kids, like Adriana, need specialized care and equipment to find their voice. And as many of you know, these things are expensive. Proceeds from the event go to The MJB Foundation to provide funding for children so they get the specialized care, equipment and services they need just to be a kid.

Please join us in helping kids with CP by purchasing your tickets TODAY! Tickets are just $16 and they are available online at You can also purchase tickets directly through me by writing a check to The MJB Foundation for the number of tickets you want. Just send me an email and I’ll bring them to you.

If you have any questions, you can email me or call me at 614-309-0799. For information about The MJB Foundation visit

Thank you!

Patty Lyons

Patty Lyons
Parent & Chapter Leader
CP Parent Columbus, A Family Resource Group for Cerebral Palsy
Reaching For The Stars Central Ohio Chapter
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Kroger and the MJB Foundation

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Getting back on track while revising and revamping the website, we have this great bit of news to share about The MJB Foundation and Kroger.

Another way to help us share our Joy!

The Kroger Company has a program available to non-profit organizations called The Kroger Community Rewards Program. This program donates money to The MJB Foundation based on your use of your Kroger Plus Card. It doesn’t cost you anything to have your card hooked up to The MJB Foundation’s donations. If you are willing to help us out, please sign up! It’s pretty easy, just have your Kroger Plus Card handy when you log on.

Here is how you do it:


-Register online at

-Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy.

-If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

-Click on Sign In/Register

-If you are a new online customer, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

-Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, then agreeing to the terms and conditions.

-You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

-Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

-Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

-Update or confirm your information.

-Enter NPO number (84231) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.

-To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

-REMEMBER, purchases will not count for The MJB Foundation until after you register your card.

-Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

-Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

-If you are interested in the alternate SCANBAR method of member registration, please call 800-837-4483 and a SCANBAR letter will be mailed to you.

Thanks for helping us share our Joy!

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