SunDANCE Cares: Indian Health Care

Order on Monday May 23, 2016 to support Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa (IHCRC) which provides health care and related services to Native American members in the Tulsa community.

Indian Health CareSunDANCE will donate 1% of all orders on that day to IHCRC.

Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa has provided quality, culturally-sensitive health care to Indian members of the Tulsa community for nearly 40 years.  Their services include medical, dental, optometry, health education, summer camps for children, and more.  Indian Health Care Resource Center is also an active member of the Tulsa County Wellness partnership and seeks to improve the health of Tulsans “from healthy nutrition to fitness and exercise programs as well as coalition efforts for environmental changes, IHCRC is focused on better health for our community.”

The camps for children include a wellness adventure camp which focuses on diabetes prevention, healthy lifestyles, leadership, team-building, and problem-solving, a cultural enrichment camp which focuses on traditional games, arts, crafts, and cultural field trips, and a spring break camp.

Indian Health Care Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization which relies on donations to continue its valuable service to the Tulsa community.

To donate an extra $1, add item DONATE to your order!

To donate directly, visit
http://www.ihcrc2moons.org/medicine-wheel/

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SunDANCE Cares: A New Leaf

A New Leaf is our focus for April’s SunDANCE Cares initiative.  This non-profit is on a mission to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with vocational and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices.  Services include life-skills training and marketable job skills training through horticultural therapy.  A New Leaf was founded in 1979 and currently serves 239 adults and children.

SunDANCE Cares: a new leafThis organization provides a variety of essential services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Tulsa area.  These include group homes, support for individuals living independently, farming at Blooming Acres which provides fresh produce for the community, and other vocational and life-skills programs.

On April 25, SunDANCE will donate 1% of all orders to A New Leaf.

Add the item DONATE to your SunDANCE order to donate a dollar to A New Leaf.

To donate directly, visit http://www.anewleaf.org/donate/.

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SunDANCE Cares: Emergency Infant Services

Emergency Infant Services began in 1977 to provide immediate emergency assistance to children.  While other services existed for long-term assistance to children and families, Emergency Infant Services made it possible for families to get immediate help.

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The average family seeking assistance from Emergency Infant Services does so an average of two times.  No appointment is required and there is no waiting period, which makes this a great solution for families who just need a little help in an emergency situation.  Emergency Infant Services can provide formula, diapers, food, clothing, medicine and other basic human needs of infants and children under five years of age.

There is, unfortunately, a great need for this organization in the Tulsa area.  One in five of Tulsa’s children go to bed hungry, and a third of families with children in diapers have difficulty affording them.

Why Tulsa needs Emergency Infant Services

Emergency Infant Services is a non-profit organization that relies on donations.  92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to client services.  You can help them by donating money, time, or items such as formula, diapers, baby wipes, etc.  Visit their website to donate or to learn what items are needed the most.  This organization helps more than 1,400 children each month.

SunDANCE has chosen to help Emergency Infant Services this month as a part of our SunDANCE Cares program.  We are donating 1% of all orders place on March 28, 2016 to this Tulsa organization.  Help us help our community by placing an order or by donating directly to EIS!

The mission of Emergency Infant Services is to meet the basic human needs of infants and children, five and under, whose families are in crisis or emergency situations.  Our priority is to assure that infants and young children do not suffer during difficult times when their parents are unable to provide infant formula, milk or food.

 

SunDANCE Cares: Volunteers of America

SunDANCE Cares will highlight the work of Volunteers of America throughout the month of February.  Volunteers of America is an organization that has helped those in need for over a century.  Ballington and Maud Booth founded the organization in 1896 with the mission “Go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.”    Volunteers of America has fulfilled this mission in countless ways.  It established the nation’s first system of halfway houses for released prisoners, helped millions of Americans survive the Great Depression, developed affordable housing, and much more.  Volunteers of America continues to help more than 2 million people each year.

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SunDANCE Office Supply will donate 1% of all orders placed on February 29, 2016 to Volunteers of America of Oklahoma. Volunteers of America Oklahoma reaches out to over 2,000 Oklahomans every month by providing affordable senior housing, residential support for individuals with intellectual disabilities and assisting individuals at the risk of homelessness.  Volunteers of America helps not only with housing, but also with transportation, food, life skills, health care, employment, legal services, clothing assistance, and more.

The organization helps those with intellectual disabilities by providing community living, supported in-home living, vocational training,

Volunteers of America also has special services for veterans.  These services include job training, employer referrals, VA benefit assistance, legal services, substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, and more.

To donate to Volunteers of America now, or to learn how to get involved, please go to http://www.voaok.org/ and click “Donate.”

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SunDANCE Cares: Fighting Homelessness and Hunger

fight hunger and homelessnessHelp fight homelessness and hunger by supporting John 3:16 Mission.  SunDANCE Cares will focus on this charity for the month of January.  One percent of all orders placed on January 25, 2016 will be donated to John 3:16 Mission.

John 3:16 Mission strives to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of homeless and at-risk men, women, children, and families of the Tulsa area.  The need for this type of service in Oklahoma is urgent.   An estimated 44,000 children in Oklahoma are homeless.  Nearly a quarter of Oklahoma’s children live in poverty.  One in six Tulsans face food insecurity on a daily basis.

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In addition to many other services, John 3:16’s first mission is to provide food.   They aim to provide hope to the hungry.  They distribute food baskets monthly, operate a food pantry once a month, provide thousands of Thanksgiving food baskets, and provide a Thanksgiving banquet.  The mission serves hundreds of meals on a daily basis, as well.

“for many people, their first experience with the Mission comes about because they are hungry. This basic foundational need, of sustenance, once met, provides hope. This is the power of one meal. One meal. Removing the obstacle of hunger and the wondering of where the next meal is going to come from provides a stability to begin to work on their other needs. To show them the love of God through love, compassion, grace and relationship.”

End Homelessness, provide mealsJohn 3:16 Mission provides more than food.  The other programs available include a clothing room, cooperative learning classes, men’s, women’s, and family ministries, shelter, and creative arts classes for children.  The charity was founded in 1952 and has served more than 4 million meals and provided over 1 million nights of shelter since then.  John 3:16 relies on donations.  A person can be provided a meal and shelter for the small amount of $2.11.  You can help fight hunger and homelessness by donating now, purchasing office supplies from SunDANCE on January 25, 2016, and volunteering to help (click the photo above for more information).  According to their website:

” Our pledge to you is that your gift, however large or small, will be used to feed, shelter and care for the hungry, homeless and at-risk and to provide them life changing programs. In doing so, we adhere to the highest ethical standards and are committed to openness, accountability and financial integrity. John 3:16 Mission is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), is audited annually and files a Form 990 with the IRS yearly. The Mission has been a nonprofit, 501 c-3 since 1952.”

Donate now to John 3:16

SunDANCE Cares: Ronald McDonald House Charities

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SunDANCE this week is dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities! A portion of all orders placed this week, November 9-13, will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house which provides stability and resources for families including help with housing near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, or getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community.

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Introducing SunDANCE Cares

We have changed our Help Us…Help Tulsa Program to be more encompassing of all of the surrounding community and have changed the name to SunDANCE Cares. The program itself is not changing. We will still highlight a company for one week and a portion of all orders will be donated to them at the end of that week.

SunDANCE CaresThis week, September 21st-25th, we are highlighting Clarehouse, a loving alternative for end-of-life care.

ClarehouseA portion of all orders placed this week will be donated to Clarehouse which provides a loving home, quality end-of-life care, and access to hospice care to people in need.

SunDANCE strives to be present in the local community. SunDANCE Cares is one of the ways we support the community.

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Help Us Help Tulsa: Meals On Wheels

Operation Finally HomeA percentage of all orders during the week of May 18th-22nd will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa for Help Us Help Tulsa Week!

Meals on Wheels delivers more than 1100 meals a day to the elderly, ill,or homebound who need  considerable help to leave home or prepare meals.

Meals on WheelsFor more information on Meals on Wheels and how you can donate your time please click here.