Friday, April 10, 2009

National Kidney Foundation

There is a new, cheap and easy way to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation. Please read if you are interested. This will also count as fundraising for us for the 2009 US Transplant games in Wisconsin. We will need every penny given that we will be towing the twins, possibly Ryan, Leslie and Connor and maybe some Grandparents! All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus card online for the National Kidney Foundation. If you choose to do this, provide us with your name and Kroger card number so we can also get credit. Details are below.

Kroger Community Reward Program
Kroger has launched a new Kroger Community Reward Program and is dedicating $5,000,000 to it! This program will enable them to help even more organizations, of all sizes. You will earn funds just by using your Kroger Plus Card.

Once you are registered and you make a purchase at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus Card, that purchase will contribute to the National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio/Team Ohio. In addition, once a household member registers, then all linked Kroger Plus Cards used by family members also begin earning funds for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio/Team Ohio.

It’s simple: you shop, use your Kroger Plus Cards, and the National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio receives a reward check each quarter, based on the percentage of spending of your group in comparison to that of the other registered organizations. Kroger will award up to $1,250,000 per quarter. Funds are raised for with every transaction you make.

Directions on signing up for Kroger's new Kroger Community Reward Program are below. You must sign up first as a member (free) before registering your Kroger card number to the National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio.

REGISTER Your Kroger Plus Card Today
Simply encourage your members to register online at
Be sure to have your KrogerPlus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
Click on Sign In/Register
Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, 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 or name of organization, select organization (I had to type in National Kidney Foundation) from list and click on confirm. (National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio, 1373 Grandview Avenue)
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 your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
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.

Thank you for all of your support. The Dash for Donation is on August 15th. I will post more information on that once registration is open.