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: 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.

SunDANCE Cares Emergency Infant Services

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: 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.

homelessness and hunger

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

2014 Route 66 Marathon

Route 66 MarathonThe Route 66 Marathon made its inaugural run November 19, 2006, with the slogan “Let our first marathon be your first marathon.” The event attracted approximately 3,000 participants in marathon, half-marathon and relay-race events.

Tulsa Route 66 Marathon Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The proceeds from its events benefit the Tulsa Area United Way.

Route 66 Marathon

This year the race events will be the weekend of November 22-23rd. The events include a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run and walk, fun run and walk, and a mascot dash.

There is also an option to do a Charity Challenge. The Charity Challenge provides an avenue for race participants, individuals and organizations to raise funds on behalf of an official charity partner. It also provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and educate others about their cause.

The five charities that have been chosen are:

  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Folds of Honor Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Oklahoma Chapter
  • Tulsa Area United Way
  • Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

For more information about this please visit the page here.

Route 66 Marathon

This is a fun way to get out in Tulsa the weekend before Thanksgiving and get that last bit of energy out before all the food gets eaten.