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Oklahoma nonprofit briefs for Aug. 3.
Oklahoman Published: August 1, 2014


OK Hospitality Club opens to women

One of Oklahoma’s oldest, most prestigious philanthropic organizations, Oklahoma Hospitality Club, is opening its membership to women. For a membership packet or more information, go to or call Lala Hatcher at 728-1159.

Fundraiser will help transplant candidate

Children’s Organ Transplant Association, or COTA, for “Team Tia W.” is inviting the public to dine at Chili’s in Yukon, 901 W End Pointe Drive, on Aug. 13. Chili’s will donate up to 15 percent of sales.

Tia Worsham is a Yukon teen who was diagnosed with severe chronic kidney disease and placed on the kidney transplant list in March. Her family asked for assistance from COTA, a national charity that guides communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free, and 100 percent of funds generated by fundraising are available for transplant-related expenses.

Mention this cause to your server to help the fundraiser, or download a flier with information at For more information, go to

Event focuses

on beauty, fashion

Preview fall trends and get great samples at Western Avenue’s On the Lawn event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Barre3 will bring balance and fitness, Whole Foods will bring nutrition, and PerformLife will bring relaxation and wellness. The MakeUp Bar and Eden Salon will help participants get a great look. For a fashion fix, visit the CK & Co. tent for a fall preview.

This month’s community partner is Oklahoma City Public Schools Coat-a-Kid initiative. Donations will be collected before and during the event. Twenty dollars keeps one child warm for the winter and provides patrons with a goody bag full of samples from sponsors.

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