October 2016 CARE Center Newsletter

CARE Center News

October 2016

Thank you for making

Stand Up For Kids a success!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Stand Up For Kids luncheon on September 8! It was a wonderful event and Matthew Sandusky’s story helped emphasize the need to truly stand up for kids. More than 200 people attended and we raised nearly $40,000 for our critical programs of helping children heal after abuse and abuse prevention.

Stand Up For Kids is a very special event where we bring awareness to the topic of child abuse and call upon our community to rise together for children. We bring in an abuse survivor to share his or her story of healing. The event is always powerful and very inspiring.

Do you have suggestions for next year’s speaker? Are you interested in being a sponsor? Contact Teighynne for more information.

Matthew Sandusky visited guests and signed copies of his memoir, Undaunted, after the luncheon. 

Thank you to our 2016 Stand Up For Kids Sponsors: OU Children’s Physicians; OU Children’s Hospital; Lamar; The Journal Record Publishing Company; OrganicSqueeze; District Attorney David W. Prater; Paycom; Ann Larson; Insurance Professionals II, Edmond, OK; RCB Bank; Hobby Lobby; Quail Creek Bank; Abacus Group; and Kendra Scott.

Christmas at CARE

Christmas is a special time of year for many of us. As you begin making your holiday plans and shopping, consider doing something special for one of our children through Christmas at CARE, where you can adopt a child or family we have served this year.

We anticipate about 80 children will be on our list this year. Child wish lists will be available beginning November 11 and unwrapped gifts should be returned to The CARE Center on or before December 2. You can help make someone else’s Christmas magical!

Contact Kristin for more information.


Campus renovations underway 

If you’ve visited The CARE Center recently, you’ve probably witnessed construction vehicles and equipment. Through a grant from The City of Oklahoma City, we’re able to make capital improvements to each of our five facilities that will significantly reduce our annual maintenance costs.

Construction began in May on our Chesapeake House and now our Main House is undergoing improvements. We hope all renovations will be complete by next summer.

During renovations, we are remaining fully operational and with our regular office hours.

Improvements to our Chesapeake House look fantastic! Thank you to Hannah Sutter with A-Line Designs for donating her time and services to help with the client waiting room/play room design and layout.

We love our volunteers!

This fantastic group of students from Oklahoma City’s Southeast High School recently gave their Sunday afternoon to volunteering at The CARE Center to help beautify our campus. We are so grateful to this group of students!

Click here to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

Save the Date for Brave Ball!

Brave Ball is set for April 1, 2017!

Join us for our annual black tie event at the beautiful and recently renovated Skirvin Hotel. This special evening will celebrate the lion-hearted children of The CARE Center while bringing in much-needed funds for our programs.

Contact Kristin if you are interested in volunteering on the Brave Ball planning committee or want more information on sponsorships.


Welcome to our two new employees!

Our staff has recently grown by two!

Ashleigh Gibson is our new Director of Case Management. She will be working with our advocates, forensic interviewers, medical coordinator, and team to ensure the best possible services and care for our children.

Teighynne Hulsey is our new Community Education Coordinator. Teighynne will organize outreach efforts through our ROAR abuse prevention program and work to recruit CARE Center volunteers.

We are excited to welcome them to our team!



Our Wish List

Please help stock our snack pantry! Below are items we serve our children daily and are in need of:

  • Medium to large stuffed animals
  • Juice boxes
  • Small bottles water
  • Fruit snacks
  • Peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • Cheese sandwich crackers
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Animal crackers
  • Granola bars

Click here to view our Amazon Wish List. You can easily add our wish list items to your cart while shopping on Amazon.

You can also support The CARE Center by making a donation to help us continue the important work of helping children heal after abuse. Giving online is easy and your donation is tax-deductible.

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