We hope that you will assist in the important work of helping the children of Oklahoma by becoming a volunteer, or by making a generous donation to one of these organizations. Please, take a few minutes to browse their web sites, and learn more about what you can do to help.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma whose sole focus is the advancement of pediatric research and education while supporting specialized clinical care for Oklahoma’s children. Since our inception in 1983, Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised and leveraged matching funds to create over $80 million for pediatric research, quality specialized clinical care and education programs. Many of these endeavors include collaborative projects with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Donate at: http://okchf.org/donate
The Children's Hospital Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) charity committed to improving the lives of children in Oklahoma. This support is focused on the patients, families and visitors of the children and women's services at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Volunteers provide needed support to families. These first faces help anxious families to find their way, during highly stressful times. Their gifts of comfort and direction are truly appreciated. Visit us to learn more at: www.VolunteeratChildrens.org
The Children's Hospital Volunteers is also the support organization for patient and family programming coordinated by the Child Life Department. Child Life Specialists recognize that hospitalization and illness are stressful events in the lives of children and their families, and work as part of the medical team to promote optimal child development and minimize the stress of hospitalization for families. In an effort to promote a positive learning experience for children, Child Life specialists facilitate coping and adjustment in circumstances that might otherwise be overwhelming. The Children’s Hospital Volunteers and Child Life jointly operate patient and family programming in The Zone, our 6,000 square foot play and learning center that supports more than 17,000 visits annually. Donations to Child Life and The Zone are managed by The Children’s Hospital Volunteers 501(c)(3) charity.
The Cavett Kids Foundation, formerly known as Camp Cavett, is based out of OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Our mission is to provide camps, events and programs for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses while promoting character, coping skills and connection. Everything offered to the patients and families is completely free of charge! We invite you to learn more about our organization, the amazing patients and families we help and ways you can help us make a difference. Donate at: http://www.cavettkidsfoundation.org/node/32
Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City opened its doors to benefit seriously ill or injured children in 1984. Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and staff we are celebrating 32 years of offering a 'home away from home' every night for 28 families. The comforts of home are available year-round at both of the Ronald McDonald Houses, each offering amenities such as: 14 bedrooms with private bathrooms, double kitchen, dining room, two laundry rooms, computer room, a large playroom and two additional living areas. By providing lodging, meals and laundry facilities, the House helps relieve some of the financial burdens and stress for families during difficult times. The supportive and positive environment at the House allows families to focus on helping their children heal. Donate at: http://rmhc-okc.org/get-involved/donate/
The Toby Keith Foundation OK Kids Korral helps make life a little easier for children with cancer by providing a safe, convenient, and hopeful place for families to connect with each other and focus on the well-being of their child. OK Kids Korral provides daytime and overnight lodging for pediatric patients and their families. The state of the art facilities at OK Kids Korral are designed to create a relaxing haven for the entire family. Donate at: https://www.tobykeithfoundation.org/index.php?donate
As a grown up, it's your job to be a know-it-all. Luckily Safe Kids is here to help. Let us show you the best ways to keep your child safe from injury. Our parent center focuses on safety at home, at play and on the way. You'll find tips and how-to's broken out by age or activity, so you can easily find the information that is most important to your family. Donate at http://www.safekids.org/how-you-can-help/