NewView receives grants,
plans annual luncheon
NewView Oklahoma has been announced as the recipient of a $60,000 grant from the H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust. The grant will support the delivery of low-vision rehabilitation services to northeastern Oklahoma. NewView also was awarded $15,000 from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation's iFund Grant to expand its vision rehabilitation and fall-prevention program for senior clients. The organization was also named a 2013 Employment Growth Award recipient from the National Industries for the Blind. Meanwhile, NewView's annual luncheon is Feb. 26 at the Jim Thorpe Hall of Fame. For more information, go to newviewoklahoma.org or call 232-4644.
Pageant benefits Make-A-Wish
Sigma Psi Omega Sorority from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the Wish upon a Star pageant March 2 to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The pageant is open to all boys and girls ages birth to 6 in both all-natural and semi-glitz categories. The entry fee is $25 and all donations, entry fees and admission costs will go to benefit the foundation. For more information, go to http://126.96.36.199/events/make-wish-pageant-0.
Urban League to open learning lab
The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City will present the grand opening of the Dell Collaborative Learning Lab from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at 3900 Martin Luther King Ave. Students will showcase projects. The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Dell Powering the Possible grant. The league received cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization's mission. For more information, go to urbanleagueok.org.
CASA plans gala
CASA of Oklahoma County is planning “25 Candles for CASA,” a gala event at the Devon Boathouse on March 28, in celebration of 25 years of providing a voice for abused and neglected children. “Because so many of the children in the system have never had a birthday party, we decided a birthday theme would be most fitting for the occasion,” explained Katherine Craig, development director. During the past year, CASA trained 229 volunteers who advocated for 740 children. CASA is currently serving about 26 percent of children who are in the system. For information on sponsorships, contact Craig at 713-6612 or email email@example.com. For more information, go to okcountycasa.org.
‘Taste of Art' event rescheduled
Artspace at Untitled has rescheduled its event, “A Taste of Art: The 5 Senses of Global Culture — Ethiopia” to 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6. Admission is $35 per person. For tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-art-the-5-senses-of- global-culture-ethiopia-with-edie-roodman-tickets-9898147626. For more information, call 815-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Tie Night to benefit AIDS Care
Oklahoma City will be “seeing red” as the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund presents the 22nd annual Red Tie Night at 6 p.m. March 1 in the Grand Ballroom of the Cox Convention Center. Co-chairs for 2014 are Paula Love and Michael Laird. Red Tie Night is the sole fundraiser for the OACF, with more than $1 million typically generated throughout the evening. Proceeds help support Oklahoma agencies that provide preventive measures and clinical services and support to those living with and who are at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. For more information, call 348-6600 or go to okaidscarefund.com.
Seminar to focus on grant-writing
HELENA — Gettin' Home, an Oklahoma nonprofit, will offer a seminar on grant writing geared toward nonprofit agencies, municipalities, schools, arts and culture, agriculture and faith-based organizations. “Researching and Writing Winning Grants — Level I” will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at 215 W Third St. in Helena. The seminar will teach participants the basics of planning a project, writing a grant proposal and researching and accessing funding sources. For more information, go to lukindbladeandassociates.com. The fee is $100 per person and preregistration is required. To register, call (580) 304-3761 or email at email@example.com.
March 1 Creek Classic races will raise funds to fight hunger
Registration is open for the 18th annual Creek Classic. The run kicks off at 8:30 a.m. March 1 at Deer Creek Intermediate School, 21175 N MacArthur in Edmond, and features a one-mile fun run, a 5k and a 10k. This year, the race will partner with the Regional Food Bank to help local students who struggle with hunger. Funds also will help Deer Creek Schools purchase educational items. Registration starts at $25 for an individual and $90 for a family of five. Runners of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Each participant receives a T-shirt, a pancake breakfast and access to a virtual goody bag. The race will also feature David Brown from the Biggest Loser, who is running in the event. For more information or to sign up, go to deercreekclassic.com. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, go to regionalfoodbank.org or call 972-1111.
Fundraiser honors organizations
Wonderfully Made Foundation will host its “I Am Love” Fundraiser Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at Oklahoma City University in the Great Hall.
The luncheon was created to acknowledge nonprofits, businesses and individuals in the Oklahoma City area committed to services of love and empowerment. For more information or tickets, go to thewonderfullymadefoundation.com.