Nonprofits in brief
Fan drive helps
beat the heat
This summer, Westlake Ace Hardware is teaming with the Salvation Army to help collect money for fans. All money raised will be used to purchase fans the local charity will distribute to qualified individuals.
Westlake Hardware stores are kicking off their “Salvation Army Fan Drive” with a donation of 150 box fans and have planned local drives. From July 19 through Aug. 3, all Oklahoma City-area Westlake Hardware stores will collect donations. For every dollar raised, Westlake Hardware will purchase fans at cost for The Salvation Army so they will be able to provide even more fans to residents when demand is the highest.
A fan drive kick-off will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westlake location at 11801 S Western. Free hot dogs will be served, and donations will be accepted.
For more information about receiving a fan, contact the Salvation Army at 246-1060 or go to salvationarmyokcac.org/fans.
Food bank has summer program
Through July 25, any child 18 and younger can receive free meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program. So far this summer, the nonprofit has provided more than 90,000 meals for more than 6,000 children at 71 sites in 14 central and western Oklahoma counties.
For a list of feeding sites, go to regionalfoodbank.org/Programs/Childhood-Hunger/Summer-Feeding. For more information on the program, contact Katie Honea at email@example.com or 600-3141. To make a donation, call 600-3136 or go to regionalfoodbank.org.
Arthritis Foundation names honorees
The Arthritis Foundation announced that John Richels, CEO of Devon Energy, will be this year’s honoree at the 25th annual Tribute to Excellence Dinner on Oct. 22 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Richels will be recognized for his leadership, commitment and dedication to charitable and civic causes in the communities Devon serves across Oklahoma and throughout North America.
The organization will recognize Baylee Hicks, a 14-year- old from Terlton, as the 2014 Youth Honoree at the Excellence Dinner. Baylee was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 2.
For more information about sponsorships and individual tables for the dinner, call Elizabeth Jewell at 936-3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food pantry closes during August
The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command Social Service Client Choice Pantry will remain open through July from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays but will close during August for The Salvation Army’s relocation.
The pantry will reopen in September after The Salvation Army relocates to 1001 N Pennsylvania.
When clients come to receive food assistance at the pantry, they are able to personally select items. They are paired with a volunteer who assists them through the process.
For more information on how to qualify for assistance, call 246-1060. To volunteer, contact Liz Banks at 246-1101 or email@example.com. For more information, go to salvationarmyokcac.org.
Auction will benefit musician and family
NORMAN — Mainsite Contemporary Art is hosting a silent auction at 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 122 E Main, to benefit Michael Loveland and his family. All proceeds will go directly to The Loveland Family to offset the medical bills and expenses stemming from his cancer treatment.
The Norman art community knows the Lovelands well. Michael Loveland is a talented musician, and his wife, Ruth, is a noted Oklahoma visual artist with a studio located above Norman Art Council’s home at Mainsite.
For more information, go to mainsite-art.com or email Joshua Boydston firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Staff Reports