2016 GRANT DISTRIBUTIONS

4 R Kids — $3,705. To purchase a new industrial refrigerator which is part of their expansion to provide additional jobs.

Loaves & Fishes — $3,327. Funds will be used to purchase two JetStream 4000 CFM variable speed portable evaporative coolers to cool the warehouse where food is processed, sorted, prepared and stocked.

Enid Symphony Orchestra Association — $5,000. Funds will support Enid Symphony Orchestra’s initial participation in the Carnegie Hall Link Up education program serving 11 elementary music teachers and 1,800 Enid Public Schools third- through fifth-grade students.

Regional Food Bank Foundation of Oklahoma — $2,500. Funds will assist the food bank with the Backpack Program in Garfield County serving 1,675 students in five schools systems in Garfield County.

Hope Outreach, Inc. — $4,327. Funds will support the “Earn While You Learn Program", such as curriculum, car seats, cribs, cradles and diapers.

Salvation Army — $5,327. Funds will cover all aspects of the ReVision program, part of Bridge the Gap OK program to alleviate poverty.

United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma — $3,980. Funds will be used to continue to refurbish and provide supplies for the resource kits for mentors and their students and provide greater support and training for volunteer mentors for the Coach-a-Kid Enid Mentor Program focusing on reading and math to build self-esteem.

Enid Community Theatre (Gaslight Theatre) — $1,645. Funds will be used to purchase a personal FM listening system for the auditorium so people wearing hearing aids will be better able to hear the productions.

Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center — $3,327. Funds will be used for diagnostic materials, weighted vests and blankets, high chairs which allow for exceptional stability and can be used by a small 2-year-old up to a larger toddler during therapy.

Garfield County Master Gardeners — $1,827. Funds will help build a “living laboratory” and offer hands-on opportunities for observing and experimenting with plants, incorporating art, music, and performance as well.

Oklahoma Dental Foundation — $3,327. MobileSmiles, an RV-type vehicle and a project of the OK Dental Foundation, provides oral health education providing a coordinated system where dentists can volunteer services to those needing it the most, living in communities served by the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation.

Making a Difference — $3,927. Funds will be used to provide students with a safe, positive and engaging environment after school and throughout the summer. Target is sixth- through eighth-grade students at Longfellow Middle School and ninth-graders at Enid High School.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center — $5,187. Funds will be used to purchase a flatbed scanner currently used for copying archival materials and video capturing oral histories used in exhibits and a projector with better quality image.

Sandbox Learning Center — $4,217. Funds will be used for replacing and adding equipment including new napping cots, classroom rugs and a bus loft to both meet DHS requirements and provide new stimulating classroom experiences.

Community Enterprises — $1,727. Funds to be used to expand their vocational safety training program.

Bennie’s Barn Equine Therapy/Riding Facility — $2,255.89. One scholarship for one disabled rider at one lesson per week for a year.

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