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Through the eyes of the blind: Two Oklahomans share their stories
Katy Ng wakes up each morning at 4 a.m. to prepare for work. It takes her about an hour to get ready, have breakfast and get out the door. Before she leaves her home at 5 a.m. she checks Facebook to get the latest updates on her friends and family. Though she can’t see her iPhone screen because she is legally blind... Read More
Family, friends walk Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon to honor teen who donated his organs to local man
Two families bonded together by the heart of a teenage baseball player carry on Brendon McLarty’s legacy by embracing what he cared about. Friends and family of the teen will walk in the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon this year, not only remembering the lives lost in the 1995 bombing, but also to celebrate the... Read More
Road warriors: OKC Shriners shuttle sick children to Shriner Hospitals all across the nation
Their days often begin very early and many of the volunteer drivers have racked up as many miles as a professional truck driver, but the India Shriners of Oklahoma City don’t get tired of the road. It’s their mission that’s driving them forward. The local Shriners Transportation Unit is making sure kids... Read More
Local Shriners provide care for sick kids at Shriners’ hospitals across the country, offer good cheer
When the Oklahoma City India Shriners sponsor a local child to receive care at one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, they not only provide hope and expert medical treatment to the families, but in many cases lifelong friendships are forged. “The one I remember the most is a little girl that was set on fire.... Read More
OSU student volunteers are central reason for school’s Carnegie Community Engagement classification
132,000. That is the number of service hours logged by the Oklahoma State University student body in 2015 through the OSU Service-Learning Volunteer Center. This number is proof of how invested students are in their communities and making the world a better place. OSU students’ volunteer, philanthropic and... Read More
Design Appetit to benefit Focus on Home
Design Appetit is the newest, coolest way to support families in need of help getting back on their feet. The three-day event will be a showcase for unique dining spaces created by some of Oklahoma City’s top architectural firms, interior designers, artists and collaborative design teams. Spaces will be open for... Read More
Cupid's Undie Run looks to raise money, awareness for Children's Tumor Foundation
[brightcove]4724891174001[/brightcove] The idea behind hundreds of underwear-clad people running through Bricktown on Feb. 13 is a fundraising effort for the Children's Tumor Foundation to fund research for Neurofibromatosis (NF).  According to the Cupid's Undie Run website:  NF is a genetic... Read More
Chickasaw Nation issues fundraising challenge for United Way
From now until the end of the United Way of Central Oklahoma's fundraising campaign, the Chickasaw Nation announced it will match donations to the organization, up to a total of $200,000. Read More
Catholic Charities and Sunbeam Family Services partner for A Very Giving Christmas
Gifts and elves are needed. Erin Engelke, Chief External Relations Officer with Sunbeam Family Services, joined us in studio yesterday to talk about the holiday program and items the needed, along with ways people can help.  A Very Giving Christmas is the resulting program of Catholic Charities and... Read More
It's the Most Wonderful Match of the Year
Yes, it's a wonderfully good match. And for a good cause. This holiday season, Oklahomans can double the impact of their gift and feed twice as many hungry Oklahomans.  Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, sat among our new, comfy pillows in The Oklahoman's video... Read More
For Sunbeam CEO, life of giving leads to career in nonprofits
Jim Priest spent 35 years as an attorney in Oklahoma City, and now he is the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services, a nonprofit group. Read More
Video: Boots and Ballgowns Gala ready to raise funds for Infant Crisis Services
[brightcove]4642991008001[/brightcove] Event co-chairs Kristine Browne and Callie Merritt preview the 8th annual Boots and Ballgowns Gala, a fundraiser for Infant Crisis Services. I hadn't met either Kristine or Callie before today. One of the best parts of my job is to meet new people, find out where they're... Read More
Holiday kindness from strangers have brought joy to toddler and his family at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital
Christmas is a magical time for all children, especially those who have put an unimaginable journey behind them, like Cohen Grant. Cohen is one of the young patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital who has proven over and over again that miracles can happen. He is also one of the youngsters who... Read More
Oklahoma City couple spreads holiday joy to critically ill children and teenagers with growing band of holiday helpers
Five years ago, a newlywed couple wanted to share their blessings during the holiday season with others.  Like most young couples, Brittany and Kyle Leemaster had bought presents for each other at Christmas, but once they were married the couple decided to give to those in need instead of spending money on... Read More
Holiday Helpers bring toys, basic needs items to patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital
With so much hustle and bustle around the holidays it is hard to get into the spirit until you see the excitement over a simple present in a child’s eyes. Christmas at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is a special time, and the organization that provides medical care for children and teenagers with... Read More
Five things about volunteering
Volunteering is a popular activity for those in Oklahoma City and areas outside it. While every need isn't met, Oklahoman's have a pretty good track record for stepping in during times of need, both during a crisis like a tornado or during quieter times with a simple meal. Here are five things about volunteering.... Read More
Think local, give wisely on Giving Tuesday
At the end of the year many count their blessings – especially after a year that saw a great number of human tragedies and natural disasters. From the simple thought of wanting to spread holiday joy to making sure your donations count into your end-of-the-year tax deductions, the spirit of the holidays means giving... Read More
Oklahoma City metro area Thanksgiving community meals
Thanksgiving community meals in the Oklahoma City metro area. Read More
Chesapeake Energy donates Christmas light money to charity
Chesapeake Energy Corp. will skip its annual holiday lights this year, instead donating to charity the money it previously spent on the display. The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company said it will use the money to support the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.... Read More
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Sleep to Succeed Program

Mar 31 Delivery of 108 beds to children at the OAKGROVE community

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2016 Memory Gala

Mar 10The event allows community leaders and philanthropists to those...

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McClendon's impact felt on local charities

Mar 2Debby Hampton, President and CEO of the United Way of Central...

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Whiz Kids Celebrates 21 Years

Feb 22The tutoring and mentoring program celebrates 21 years of service...

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Cupid's Undie Run set for Feb. 13

Jan 27More than $25,000 was raised last year for the Children's Tumor...