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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in Oklahoma

Every Thursday, Charity Navigator features several highly-rated charities at work in one of the fifty states. This week we’re talking about five of the outstanding organizations working in communities across the state of Oklahoma. 

Keep reading to learn a little bit more about the ways unique ways these organizations are serving their communities and providing opportunities to learn and grow to Oklahomans.

Little Light House (Tulsa, OK)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Lighting the way for little ones since 1972

Founded in 1972, the Little Light House is a tuition-free Christian developmental center providing educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs ages birth to six. The organization provides highly individualized educational and therapeutic wraparound services in a nurturing environment. They offer their services to children and their families regardless of their ability to pay. Little Light House is working diligently to achieve their mission and improve the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and communities in Oklahoma.

Children’s Hospital Foundation (Oklahoma City, OK)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Improve the health of children through its support of research and education

Children's Hospital Foundation improves the health of children through its support of research and education at the Oklahoma Health Center. Since their inception in 1983, the Foundation has raised over $109 million to fund quality specialized programs. Their current research and education focus areas include: childhood cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, bone marrow transplants, blood disorders, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis and lung disease, genetics, infectious disease, kidney disease, gastroenterology, pulmonology, arthritis, cardiology and eating disorders, neuro-development and behavioral pediatrics, clinical child psychology, trauma and pediatric surgery, autism and other learning disorders, congenital defects, trauma and care of critically ill newborns, ethics in pediatric medicine, and pediatric training.

Center for Children and Families (Norman, OK)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Creating a better, brighter future for the children and families in our community

The Center for Children and Families, Inc., offers strength-based programs and services to aide and educate families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care, and/or other adverse experiences. Since 1969, The Center has partnered with schools, neighborhoods, donors, public agencies, and families to provide education, prevention, and treatment services for families because they believe that every boy and girl deserves to grow up safe, nurtured and loved.

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK)
Fighting hunger, feeding hope

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 465 Partner Programs in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, low-income after-school programs, senior citizen centers, and veteran initiatives. Collectively, the Food Bank provides more than 396,000 meals each week.

Science Museum of Oklahoma
Enriching people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science

Founded in 1958, Science Museum Oklahoma enriches people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. Every year we inspire more than 500,000 people to explore, learn and play. Whether it's helping teachers bring science alive in their classrooms or creating opportunities for families to learn together, Science Museum Oklahoma is dedicated to transforming how people learn about science.

You can use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool and Discover feature to find even more highly-rated charities at work in communities across Oklahoma.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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