SandRidge Energy has announced Birth Choice of Oklahoma as the winner of its $20,000 Power of a Dream Grant. “The thought of having the funds to purchase new furnishings for Rose Home, our shelter for pregnant women and their children, is indeed a dream come true,” said Barbara Chishko, executive director at Birth Choice. “It's a dream we've had for many years as we've come to the end of our donated and secondhand goods. We offer our profound appreciation to SandRidge.” In addition to the grant, Birth Choice will be featured on a 2013 episode of Found Causes hosted by Dale Epperson. Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care received second place and was awarded $15,000 while all other finalists received $5,000. The finalists included ReMerge, Living Hope Women's Ministry, Infant Crisis Services and The Spero Project. More than 100 local nonprofits applied and more than 7,000 votes were cast during the Power of a Dream Grant campaign. Earlier this month, SandRidge Energy asked Oklahoma City-area nonprofits to share a specific dream for 2013 and describe how SandRidge Energy could make that dream a reality through its Power of a Dream grant. The finalists were announced on Dec. 7 and public voting ran through Dec. 17. The winner was determined based on the most community votes received.
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