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The Bethel Foundation reaches out to one single mom at a time -- giving a ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel by providing team support with mentoring, rehabilitation and quality housing.


CAMP SONLIGHT- Allow 35 campers
Outdoor Adventure Camp for at risk boys ages 6 to 11 years old.  This Camp is held June 8-10 where as the boys come out Friday Morning at 9am and stay until Sunday noon This is a true outdoor Adventure Camp where they camp out in tents Learn how to fish, archery, BB Guns outdoor cooking on the Fire pit  Nighttime stories along with Smores  This camp is an excellent introduction to outdoor skills,. They pack the most experience into the least amount of time.

KIDS RIOCK CAMP -Allow 35 children
This Camp is held June 18th, -22nd from 9am to 5pm  This is a Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Camp for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders  where they will become little chefs for a week with hands on experience learning how to prepare food on a budget. We bring in Dietitian and Nutrition's to plan out age appropriate menus. They also learn basic 1st aid and receive a new 1st aid kit. They will learn about Fire Safety and receive a Smoke Alarm. They will receive a cookbook at the end of the week with all the recipes they learned to make along with a Chef Hat, & Mittens. They will also take home a new backpack along with School Supplies These children will be able to prepare a meal if they are home alone after school.

ARTSY DOODLE CAMP-Allow 35 campers
This Camp is held July 16th - 19th from 10am to 4pm  Artsy Doodle Camp is a Educational Cultural Camp where the  campers will learn about the following Cultures  Native American, Hispanic, African American, Asian   They will learn about these cultures thru Creative Art , Music & Dance and  Food each day

These three summer camps will have 105 children with a single sponsorship of $100.00 per camper or a total of $3,500 per Camp Sponsorship.  We would be extremely Thankful allowing Children to experience a summer camp that normally would not be able to do. Sponsorships allow us to continue making these camp Free.

For information about Bethel Foundation and/or the camps described above, please visit http://www.bethelfoundationusa.com/contact_us.aspx




 

South Central Industries (SCI) was established in Shawnee in 1981 to provide vocational training, employment opportunities and residential daily living services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Although SCI currently serves over 50 clients there are many individuals and their families who are still underserved or unserved all together. As of 2017 there were 7,609 developmentally challenged individuals on the Oklahoma waiting list for assistance. In Pottawatomie County there are over 175 handicapped and disabled individuals on the waiting list in need of housing, habilitation training and daily programming assistance. SCI would like to be able to accept more clients and place these individuals in vocations that will provide them with purpose, social outlets, a profitable paycheck, benefits including retirement and provide their families respite, resources and support. The year 2017 saw a dramatic cut in funding from the Department of Oklahoma for programs like SCI. Many disabled individuals were placed in jeopardy of losing their housing, jobs, medical providers and social networks. In order to continue serving current clients and to work toward meeting the need of the under and unserved population, SCI identified the need to diversify its funding sources. As a model social entrepreneur focused on meeting a social need through sustainable revenue streams, SCI’s goal is to expand its revenue producing ventures by marketing to a wider customer base with new product offerings which in addition to a healthier more secure bottom line will also mean more job opportunities for clients. SCI has already made an annual investment of over $72,000/annually in hiring a full time Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator and a Product Development/Customer Development Coordinator. These positions’ main job objectives are educating local and State private businesses about the benefits of SCI, expanding product lines, improving customer service, increasing community social awareness and enhancing SCI’s image through rebranding of logo, marketing materials, videos, messaging, website and creating a campus feel on the four city blocks that SCI occupies through external building repairs and coordinated paint facades. Having community support and understanding is paramount in continuing SCI’s work to raise awareness about developmental disabilities. SCI wants to change the adage, “Don’t stare that is rude," to “Look, Listen, Learn and Lend-a-hand." SCI wants to help break societal barriers that have caused isolation for many of our clients. Acquisition of a strategically placed warehouse (10,000 sq ft for $175,000 w/dock and heat & air) will also allow for product and customer growth and expansion of job opportunities and increased sustainability. Having community support and understanding is paramount in continuing SCI’s work to raise awareness about developmental disabilities. The Anderson Foundation from Austin, Texas, has recently issued a $40,000 matching grant to help toward this purchase.With your assistance and support, SCI will be a trendsetter in this industry as together we set the standard of possibilities for this demographic who seldom gets the recognition for their heroic achievements and desires to be just like you and me.

 

For more information about South Central Industries, South Central Group Homes, this matching grant project or the business opportunities South Central offers in order to sustain its mission, please contact:
Tina Hanna, Executive Director  |  405-275-3851  |  tina@southcentralind.com


By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / November 28, 2017

Thank you for helping the Regional Food Bank provide nutritious meals for hungry Oklahomans. Your support will ensure our community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors have access to vital, healthy food this fall and all year long.

And thanks to a special $600,000 holiday matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, all gifts made to the Regional Food Bank between now and January 15 will DOUBLE to provide twice as many meals for our hungry neighbors, until we reach a matched total of $1.2 million. That’s enough to provide 6 million meals to our hungry neighbors!

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By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / November 17, 2017
Pets Helping People, founded in 2009, provides incarcerated women with the skills they need for a lucrative career in the pet industry. Women learn to become a certified kennel tech, bather/brusher, groomer or office manager. Since our founding, nearly 200 women have graduated and 93% are still working in the grooming industry. Graduates earn certificates through the International Professional Groomers Association to ensure they are qualified for jobs. Today, 93% of our graduates are still working in the grooming industry. Certified pet care workers can earn nearly $30,000 their first year alone, which only increases over time.

The self-sufficiency and pride that comes with employment makes a difference: The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reports the state recidivism rate for women is 13.3%, yet among our graduates, it is less than five percent! The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and Oklahoma Career Tech have publicly praised PHP as the "best program of its kind" because it is proving to reduce recidivism rates. PHP is helping end the inter-generational cycle of poverty and incarceration that has become all too common in Oklahoma.

Learn More: www.Muddy-Paws.org


By Communities Foundation of Oklahoma / October 17, 2017

Provide-A-Ride, a program designed, implemented and managed by RSVP of Central Oklahoma since 1995, ensures low-income elderly persons have safe, reliable and free transportation to and from their medical appointments.  RSVP volunteer drivers utilize their own vehicles to provide one-on-one, door-through-door support for seniors who are no longer able to drive.  Since its inception, over 300 RSVP Provide-A-Ride volunteer drivers have provided 130,700 rides to 5,404 elderly persons who live in Oklahoma County.

For more information http://rsvpokc.org/


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