OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding recreational and fine arts programs to help relieve income disparity in youth extra-curricular activities in southeast Oklahoma City. The grant will allow The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to increase its level of service to the population it serves.
“We are so pleased to have received this grant,” said Melissa Brown, Executive Director. “Our desire is to give underserved youth in Oklahoma City the opportunity to be involved in extra-curricular activities on a regular basis, regardless of their family’s income.”
Some of the programs that will receive support from this grant include: percussion, art, photography, ballet, vocal music, soccer, flag football, and basketball.
“We recognize the immense value and social, emotional and physical gains children receive from art and recreational opportunities and want underserved youth in OKC to have easy access to activities that will promote their personal growth,” said Brown. “We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community.”
To learn more about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, please call 405-677-4781 or follow them on Facebook at @TheClubOKC.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Nearly 183,000 Oklahomans receive assistance from The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly, shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyokcac.org. The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is a proud partner agency of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.