Oklahoma nonprofit briefs for Feb. 9

Nonprofit briefs for Feb. 9.
Oklahoman Published: February 9, 2014
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NONPROFITS

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://65.64.85.221/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 jjkatcra@okcounty.org. 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 info@artspaceatuntitled.org.