Exciting News

The nonprofit is excited to announce that we gave out two grants in our third quarter! We are still looking for someone who can help us design a t-shirt for our next campaign. The design is simple, but I need someone who can put it to paper. Meanwhile, bracelets and decals are still available which help fund our grants. Please check them out on our Store tab. 4th quarter applications are now being accepted.

LIVE Q AND A

We will be live on facebook Tuesday August 15th at 8pm CST. To join in just go to our facebook page. www.facebook.com/smasras

We will try and answer all questions about SMAS and the nonprofit. This is a great opportunity for your friends and family to learn more about superior mesenteric artery syndrome.

Decal ideas and Live Q and A

Happy Friday everyone! White decals are sold out, but we still have the white lettering with a purple ribbon available on our store tab. Remember, 100% of proceeds goes to our Grant Fund which assists those suffering with SMAS. For those who do not want the decal to go on their car they can place it on a metal mug. Just hand wash and you are good to go!!

I will be doing an upcoming live Q and A on facebook regarding anything SMAS related or nonprofit/grant questions. Please go like our nonprofit facebook page so you can tune-in and learn exactly when we will go live. www.facebook.com/smasras If that link does not work just search on facebook: Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Research Awareness and Support.

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First Grant and New Product

In our second quarter the non-profit awarded our first SMAS Grant. The recipient has to travel to see a specialist and stays overnight. They might be having corrective surgery in the upcoming months. We hope that the grant alleviated some financial strain.

We also have a new product available in our store tab. Thanks to Nichole Everett and her husband they made a new car decal in white with a purple ribbon. We sell these items to help raise money for our Grant Fund so please consider purchasing some items.

New Shirt Design & Grant Deadline

New shirt design is currently available and will be delivered before the 4th of July.

Our second quarter SMAS Grant deadline is fast approaching. You must have your application submitted by June 15th! Even if you do not think you will qualify you should still apply. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Great News!

We received a very generous private donation of $3000! This will help so many people suffering from SMAS.

Kendra Scott donated a necklace for our silent auction which will be held on April 25 at our Painting For A Purpose event in McKinney TX.

Lastly, second quarter grant applications are now open. The IRS guidelines are now at 300%. Applications are due by June 15. Please mail to
SMAS Patient Assistance
PO Box 555
Bonham, TX 75418

TWO MAJOR GRANT CHANGES

 

!1) Our first grant application deadline has been changed to April 15, 2017.

2) Our poverty guidelines have increased from 250% to 300% opening the door for more applicants

After the April 15th deadline our deadlines will resume to the standard March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15.

3rd Party Verification

A good way to show that the non-profit is a valid and registered 501c3 is by going to www.guidestar.com This website is a third party website that checks to make sure a non-profit is a legal entity. I like it because it helps those who are considering donating to make sure that their donations are going to a real organization. Please share this information. We run on donations alone and donors will receive a tax deduction letter from our organization.

Painting with a Twist

We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in Painting with a Purpose. Once a month Painting with a Twist hosts a nonprofit and donates proceeds. On April 25 the McKinney, TX location will host the SMAS nonprofit. If you or your friends live nearby please sign up and attend. We plan on doing a silent auction as well so if you have anything you’re willing to donate please email Tara at smasras@gmail.com These donations will receive a tax donation letter.

https://paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=1069611