Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Dancing For A Miracle supported the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization dedicated to providing funding for pediatric programs in research and education while serving every county in Oklahoma. In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Dancing For A Miracle, performances were inspired by the wonderful world of Disney and the music that is the soundtrack of childhood. All funds raised through Children's Hospital Foundation stay in Oklahoma, so that our children will have access to pediatric specialists without having to leave the state.
Over $500,000 were raised in a live and silent auction as well as pledges to find the STAR couple of the Dancing Competition. Mr. Chris Black'74 and his wife Cynthia were the Honorary Chairs of the event.
Ms. Hazel Lopez, Lower Division Spanish Teacher participated in the dance competition for a second year in a row. Her partner this year was Mr. Mike McDaniel. The couple raised $57,000 and took second place in the overall competition. Ms. Terri McCaleb and Darren Fernandez took first place with over $150,000 raised. Ms. Lopez stated, "It is an honor and great pleasure to participate in Dancing for a Miracle. I've participated before and it's always been fun to meet my partners and perform for an audience. Helping children has always been a focus of my life. As a dance instructor and a proud Spanish teacher at Casady School, I see the endless possibilities for the children. A child that has those possibilities is a happy child, that makes everyone smile. I want to step up and do what I can to help and I hope everyone else will too."
The Upper Division Casady Student Council yearly Walk-A-Thon also benefits the Children's Miracle Network. Save the date: April 6 for the 2017 Casady Walk-A-Thon around the beautiful Casady Lake.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
|Results of a Common Purpose|
18,675 Backpacks are delivered to 52 schools on Fridays during the school year
Hunger in Oklahoma Report
|Peace and Joy at the Heart of Service|
Educated to Make a Difference
Hunger Must End before Learning Begins
The mission of the RFBO of Fighting Hunger-Feeding Hope is fulfilled by a strong volunteer force
Guidelines for RFBO Volunteering
|Operational manifestation of our mission|
|A group picture before being divided into working groups|
Purpose: Packing Food-4-Kids Backpacks and meals for school food pantries and Kids Cafes
TIP takes tour of Food Bank during Break
|RFBO invites Cyclones to cook for Kids Cafes at the Hope Kitchen|
The Hope Kitchen provides Healthy Meals to After School and Summer Feeding Programs
Must be 12 years old to serve at the Hope's Kitchen
|One in Six Oklahomans Struggle with Food Insecurity|
1 in 4 Oklahoma Children Struggle with Hunger
|Beef and Pork for Backpacks|
Must be 18 years old to pack meat products
Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs are a collaboration among the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma State University Food and Agricultural Products Center, Ralph's Meat Company in Perkins, Chickasha Meats, Oklahoma FFA, and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Nearly 50 head of cattle and hogs are needed each year to provide enough beef and pork sticks for all of the students in the Food for Kids program.
THANK YOU FOR
VOLUNTEERING AT THE RFBO
VOLUNTEERING AT THE RFBO
Meanwhile Back at Casady
YAC oversees Peace Rock Art for Children of Faculty Volunteering at the Food Bank
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Please, continue to send ideas and names of possible Chapel speakers and connecting experiences to the theme of the day to firstname.lastname@example.org. YAC will have a Peace Week (11 Days of Global Unity) organizing meeting on August 21, 2:30-3:30 pm at Harper