& Each fall, we get together one Saturday with our families to have a little fun and spend some time together outside of the office. For the last two years, our family event – known as Famboree – has taken place on the grounds of our new headquarters and has also featured a charitable element. Four charities are highlighted, and Colleagues choose which one will receive a $5,000 donation in conjunction with the event. The other three receive $1,000 each. All four are invited to send representatives to the event to talk to Colleagues about their organizations and opportunities to help. This year’s top charity is Citizens Caring for Children. The other three are Neighborhood Services Organization, Special Care and Sunbeam. All four have made a positive impact on the Oklahoma City community in their own niches. Here’s a little more about each of them.
- Citizens Caring for Children works in central Oklahoma counties to meet the unique needs of children and young adults in foster care through its Resource Center and mentor programs.
- Neighborhood Services Organization helps to transform lives and encourage independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition.
- Special Care provides high-quality early childhood education, specialized care and on-site therapeutic services for children from 6 weeks to 21 years of age.
- Sunbeam provides help, hope and the opportunity to succeed to people of all ages and all stages of life in central Oklahoma through early childhood, counseling, foster care and senior services.
Famboree is scheduled for Sept. 26. We can’t wait to meet our Colleagues’ family members and other friends. It’s a bonus that we’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about four fantastic community organizations! &