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Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

Make-A-Wish-Oklahoma exists with a mission to grant the wishes of Oklahoma children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The greatest misconception about Make-A-Wish is that all of the children we serve are terminally ill... this is not true.  While all of our Wish Kids are facing life-threatening illness at the time of their referral, many of our kids survive their illnesses and go on to lead normal healthy lives.  

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma granted 143 wishes last year and more than 2,500 since 1982!  We serve all 77 Oklahoma counties.  The average wish costs $11,100.  

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Andrew's Wish: The Grandest Gift from The Oklahoma 100 on Vimeo.



Raising a child with a disability comes with joy, but it also comes with challenges. The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma exists solely to serve families with a loved one with Down syndrome. Its mission is to raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome. The organization serves 700 Oklahoma families with a variety of programs and services, as well as emotional support. 


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The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, is the largest private domestic hunger-relief charity in the state - providing enough food to feed more than 116,000 hungry Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of which are children. One in four children and one in six adults struggle with hunger, never certain where their next meal will come from or if there will even be a next meal.





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At Hearts for Hearing, children who are born deaf or hard of hearing are learning to listen and talk! Most of the children who receive our services are in mainstream classrooms all across the state of Oklahoma. Because of the support of generous donors, Hearts for Hearing is able to provide the first set of hearing aids to babies and children, 5 and under, at no cost to families. Donor dollars also allow audiology services and speech therapy services to be offered on a scholarship basis. Hearing technology and these services are necessary components for a child with hearing loss to develop listening and spoken language. See and hear more stories of how children’s lives are being impacted through the gift of sound.

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2932 NW 122nd Street Suite D, Oklahoma City, OK 73120   (405) 488-1450   (877) 689-7726   Email us

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