Oklahoma features news in brief

Oklahoma features news in brief
Oklahoman Modified: May 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm •  Published: May 24, 2014

In Brief

One campaign Launched

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County has launched its ONE Campaign. The campaign is a board-driven annual fundraising campaign that encourages individuals to contribute to the organization’s general operating fund.

“We now have three sites that serve more than 3,000 youth annually,” said Jane Sutter, president and CEO, in a news release. “We are impacting youth who need us most, which will ultimately impact the entire community.”

The campaign lasts through June 19. For more information or to donate, go to bgcokc.org or call 602-5714.

FFA chapters donate animals

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma have partnered with 10 local FFA chapters to meet the needs of chronically hungry children in Oklahoma. Each chapter has pledged to donate at least one animal, which will be used to make beef or pork sticks for the Food Bank’s Food for Kids Program. FFA students also have volunteered their time at the Regional Food Bank.

Students in select Oklahoma FFA chapters also are collectively raising and donating livestock for the Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs programs, which provide beef and pork sticks to children who often do without protein.

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