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Second Quarter Grants

We are currently accepting grants for the second quarter of 2018. The application is uploaded on our grants page, but if you cannot open or print it please email us at staci.smas.npo@gmail.com and one will be mailed out to you. Please remember, if it is an emergency such as needing an immediate surgery then send off your application as soon as it is completed.

Our “Store” has undergone a little update and may continue to be updated in the near future. For now, you must select individual sizes and go through paypal before adding more items. If you’d like to pay only once for multiple items please email us at smasras@gmail.com with the quantity and sizes and a paypal invoice will be emailed back.

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Tube accessories

Many people with SMAS have feeding tubes. Sue Kibby suffers from SMAS and has a feeding tube. She makes products to make your tube not only more comfortable, but stylish. She donates a portion of proceeds to the nonprofit. We’d like to thank her for helping out the nonprofit. Please check out her Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/churchmousegifts/listing/578219288/handmade-feeding-tube-pads?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1517954033798

She also has a Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/groups/433215317095363

T-shirt Relaunch

Due to expressed interest we have relaunched our last shirt. This will be the final release of this design.

https://teespring.com/SMASwarrior

We appreciate everyone that wore purple and helped educate others about Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Our next big awareness event is on February 28th which is Rare Diseases Day. We will continue to get our story out there and hopefully get more attention and awareness.

2018 Video

Our 2018 awareness video is posted on our home page and also on youtube. If you have Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome and want to be included in the 2019 video, please submit a photo of yourself with your name on the photo (if you’d like it included) to smasvoices@gmail.com

2018 Application and Awareness Day

Our 2018 grant application is now uploaded on our “Grants” tab. It is also being included here in this post. If you are unable to open or print it please email us at staci.smas.npo@gmail.com. She will ensure that you get a copy of our application. Health and Human Services has released the 2018 federal poverty guidelines and that has been updated on our website as well, but I am including it in this post for quick viewing. Our nonprofit provides grants to those who fall within the 300% income column.

The 9th Annual SMAS Awareness Day is January 28th. We ask that everyone learn one fact about Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome and teach one person about SMAS. If you do this, please post on your facebook #SMASAwareness We are trying to make it go viral this year and need everyone’s help. We also ask that everyone wear purple and post a photo of themselves in purple with the same #SMASAwareness Our facebook page will have more information and facts that you can share with your friends and family. www.facebook.com/smasras

SMASRAS Grant Application 2018

Persons in Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Poverty Guidelines (Annual)
100% 133% 138% 150% 200% 250% 300% 400%
1 $12,140 $16,146 $16,753 $18,210 $24,280 $30,350 $36,420 $48,560
2 $16,460 $21,892 $22,715 $24,690 $32,920 $41,150 $49,380 $65,840
3 $20,780 $27,637 $28,676 $31,170 $41,560 $51,950 $62,340 $83,120
4 $25,100 $33,383 $34,638 $37,650 $50,200 $62,750 $75,300 $100,400
5 $29,420 $39,129 $40,600 $44,130 $58,840 $73,550 $88,260 $117,680
6 $33,740 $44,874 $46,561 $50,610 $67,480 $84,350 $101,220 $134,960
7 $38,060 $50,620 $52,523 $57,090 $76,120 $95,150 $114,180 $152,240
8 $42,380 $56,365 $58,484 $63,570 $84,760 $105,950 $127,140 $169,520

Awareness Day

January 28th is our annual awareness day. You can help raise awareness by purchasing a bracelet or car decal through our “store” tab. Or http://www.smasyndrome.org/store 100% of proceeds goes to our grants fund. Every little bit helps our nonprofit assist those fighting SMAS.

Next week our video will be released as well!!

Grant Deadline, New Article, Twitter, Tshirts, and Awareness Photos!

4th Quarter Applications are due in! Must be postmarked by Dec 15, 2017. Please email questions to staci.smas.npo@gmail.com

We just added a new article on our “Resources” tab, but it can also be viewed from the link below.

This research article would be good to download and take along with you to doctor appointments to share with your doctor if you are not getting the care that you need. It describes the tests that diagnose SMAS, treatment approach, and reason to act quickly.

SMASyndromePaper

We also have a twitter page up and going. www.twitter.com/smasras

FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER SHIRTS: https://teespring.com/stores/smas-awareness

Pictures to be included in this year’s Awareness video are due by Dec 15! email them to smasvoices@gmail.com

 

GIVING TUESDAY IS HERE!!!

Our operating costs are only $300 a year which means the majority of funds raised goes to helping those with SMAS. At 8am EST donations are being matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit. Once the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has matched 2 million dollars then no more matching occurs. Please ask your friends and family to consider donating to our little nonprofit. The majority of money raised every year comes from today so please help. The link is posted just below!!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/417754118627650/10102489333258196/