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Buy a wreath and support March of Dimes


March of Dimes has teamed up with Lynch Creek Wreaths, a company known for handcrafting some of the finest fresh evergreen products on the market. 25% of each order goes towards the Oklahoma March of Dimes!
If you’d like to place an online order:
1. Visit http://www.LynchCreekWreaths.com.
2. Click the “Support a Fundraiser” link.
3. Enter “MODMARKET” and click submit.
4. Confirm our name (OK March of Dimes)
appears in top right-hand corner of website
during checkout.
If you’d like to place a phone order?
1. Call toll-free 1-888-426-0781.
2. Provide the name of our organization (OK
March of Dimes) before placing your order.

For more information, contact: Sharon Ford – Carpenter Insurance Agency 372-5700

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CASA Announces New Fundraising Effort: Searching for the Stars!


If you loved the Gong Show, if you miss Star Search or you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent then you’ll LOVE CASA’s Searching for the Stars!  Payne County CASA is searching for stars to help in its mission to advocate for abused and neglected children!  CASA is searching for groups and individuals who are interested in showcasing their talent for a good cause.  CASA is now accepting audition entries for the first phase of its Searching for the Stars fundraiser.  The talent auditions will be held on July 30, 2011 at
6 pm at the Stillwater Community Center.  Auditions are open to anyone who would like to perform and have the chance to move forward in the fundraising event.  The entry fee is $25 and must be included with the entry form which will be available on Payne County CASA Association’s Facebook page and at
www.casaforkids.com or can be emailed upon request by contacting info@casaforkids.com.  The deadline for entries is July 15, 2011 by 5 pm.  The audition performances will be scored by a panel of three judges based on stage appearance and personality, originality and creativity, audience response, delivery and overall performance. 
The entry form can be found at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/56419405.
Entries will also be accepted via YouTube until July 15, 2011 by 5 pm.  All performances both live and video, must be two minutes or less.  For YouTube submissions simply email a link to your YouTube entry to info@casaforkids.com.  Your video submission will not be considered until your entry form and fee are received in the CASA office.  All YouTube submissions will go through a pre qualifying panel made up of Payne County CASA Fundraising Committee members.  The chosen YouTube entries will be shown at the live auditions on July 30th to the panel of three judges and the audience and given the same opportunity for a chance to advance as one of the six finalists.
The top six finalists and three alternates will be announced at the end of the auditions.  The six finalists will then perform at the 12th Annual Hearts Go Out for Children Gala Fundraiser on February 4, 2012 at 6 pm at the Payne County Expo in front of 300-350 guests.  Finalists will collect pledges on their behalf as a portion of their scores.  The six finalists will have three months to prepare for their final performances and their individual pledge campaigns which will kick off on November 16, 2011.  The overall winner of CASA’s Searching for the Stars will be determined by adding 50% of the finalist’s points determined by funds raised with 50% of the scores given by the panel of three judges.  The six finalists will compete for CASA’s Searching for the Stars trophy and prize package sponsored by local businesses. 
The auditions on July 30th will be open to the public, first come first serve, for the first 700 guests.  The auditions are general admission.  The cost is $5 for adults.  Children under 12 are free.
For more information please review CASA’s Searching for the Stars Entry Form or call 405-624-2242 or email info@casaforkids.com.  Entry forms will be accepted via email, fax at 405-624-2250, by mail or in person at 315 W 6th, Ste 205, Stillwater, OK  74074.  Payne County CASA is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit agency and all pledges/donations are tax deductible.  Payne County CASA is a United Way agency. 

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Relay for Life Needs Volunteers (Payne County)


Payne Co. Relay for Life needs 10-15 dependable volunteers August 19, 2011 to help set up the event 12 noon – 5 or 6 p.m.  We need your name and hours you can serve. Relay contact is Joe Toth with Stillwater Newspress, 372-5000, x286.
 
If interested call Joyce Montgomery at 405.744.5145 at the Service Learning Volunteer Center to register as a volunteer for the event. 

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Oxfam America: Fix the Broken Food System


Dear Joyce,
Soon there’ll be nine billion of us on the planet.
The food, water, and land we all rely on could be used up.
Starting today, Oxfam’s GROW campaign will work to change the way we produce, consume and eat.
Take the first step.
Your family goes to bed hungry every night. You scrape just enough money together each day to feed them, but today at the market, the prices of basic foods like rice have jumped. What do you do?
Give your kids less? Eat less yourself?
This dilemma is real. Food prices in recent years have hit record levels, causing riots in 25 countries. Farmers who are producing the world’s food can no longer feed their families.
Our food system is broken…but not beyond repair. Oxfam is launching a major campaign to take on the policies and corporations that control how much food gets produced, where it goes, who eats and who doesn’t – and we need your help.
Hunger isn’t about too many people and too little food. Our world produces enough food for all of us. So why does one in seven people still go to bed hungry each night?
A small handful of corporations control the vast majority of the food we eat. Local elites and frantic investors are grabbing up land we desperately need. Crops are being turned into fuel for SUVs. The causes are complex, but the solutions are pretty simple. And every one of us can make a difference, right now.
Together, over the coming months, we’ll push for a few simple but powerful changes to ensure our planet is ready to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Here’s how we’ll do it:
  • Demand that our leaders use crops for food, not fuel.
  • Pressure Congress to make sure ALL our food aid actually reaches those who need it most – right now, half never makes it.
  • Hold corporations accountable when they speculate on food prices, causing costs to spike and people to go hungry.
  • Push world leaders to help small farmers, who are facing more frequent droughts, floods and storms.
We aren’t saying it’s going to be easy. But together, we can make sure there is a place at the table for 9 billion people.
Sincerely,
Vicky Rateau, Campaign Manager, GROW
Oxfam America

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Tornado Damage in Stillwater: Donations Needed


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We have had 9 families in Stillwater with affected homes from last nights tornado that went thru on the south side of town.  We are in the process of damage assessment with these homes, and assessing the needs of these local families.  Fed Ex is still going to Joplin, I just met with them, but they are also taking supplies for the Oklahoma tornadoes of last night, and will be taking trucks to OKC Red Cross for distribution.  9 is the preliminary report at this time, and there may be other homes yet to be discovered.  At this time we are taking donations of recovery items for the local families here at our office on 8th.  Examples of items needed are:
  • Bleach
  • Work gloves
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Storage containers
  • Blankets
  • Rakes
  • Salvage Bags
  • Chap stick
  • Bug repellent
  • Sun screen
  • Hammers
  • Nails
  • Water/Gatorade
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Non perishable food
  • Meal vouchers
 
We also have a shelter open at the Red Cross office here on 8th street, for the victims of last nights storm.  The shelter will be open as long as needed. We are accepting donations for the Stillwater families at our office. Please pass the word.  Thanks. Vicki
 
Vicki Henington
Executive Director
North Central Oklahoma Chapter
114 West 8th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
Off 405.372.1833
Fax 405.377.5849
Cell 405.780.1327

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Disaster Relief for Alabama


We are writing to alert you to the efforts of a group of faculty and students from OSU who are organizing disaster relief for victims of the recent tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  A group will be leaving Stillwater Sunday, May 8 taking needed assistance to Tuscaloosa.  The effort is being organized by Dr. Cynthia Nichols, School of Media and Strategic Communications.

Contact: Cynthia.nichols@okstate.edu or phone 744-8271.  Donations may be made at 108 JB on Campus.  Primary needs are: nonperishable food, baby supplies, and funding to help support transportation of the supplies.

Of course, we also can support the victims of the tornadoes that swept across the southeastern states by making contributions to:

American Red Cross: https://american.redcross.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=ntld_southern_tornadoes

Salvation Army: https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/donation.jsp

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How to Help Alabama


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The Higher Education Service-Learning list serv has compiled several ways to start helping Alabama with the tornado tragedy. Below are some ways. Now, go do something!

Compiled ideas are posted here: http://alabamapossible.org/2011/04/tornado-relief-how-you-can-help/

You can also “like” the Alabama Poverty Project at www.facebook.com/al.possible or follow us @alabamapossible on twitter for further information.

  • In terms of donations, cash is king!  Donations (clothes, food, etc…) are expensive and difficult to transport, sort, and distribute.  Furthermore, when people give money, it assists in rebuilding.  Cash donations allow money to be spent in local communities.  When outside goods are brought in, it hurts local businesses.
  • National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a coalition of organizations that respond to disasters.  They have some great information about how to help after a disaster – http://www.nvoad.org/index.php/hth.html.
  • If you are looking to volunteer and are not currently affiliated with any organization doing disaster work, I would encourage you to check out the National Relief Network (www.nrn.org<http://www.nrn.org/>).  They match groups with disaster projects.  In addition to securing work for your group, they arrange housing and meals (which can be very difficult to do if you do not have any relationships in the impacted area).
  • The Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives also has some great resources on their web page www.servealabama.org<http://www.servealabama.org/>.   In addition to assisting local communities manage volunteers, they also have operate the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which directly helps residents of Alabama.

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Celebrating the Survivors Spirit: Need Volunteers April 9


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Stillwater Domestic Violence Services is inviting you to participate in the Celebrating the Survivors Spirit 5K 10K Run on April 9th at Couch Park. In addition, we are looking for civic and religious leaders, OSU Faculty and Staff , students and fraternity members, scholars and athletes, police departments and fire departments to create a 4-member team to compete in the “Kick UP Your Heels” Events held after the race.

Volunteer!

April 9th          8:00 AM    Registration

                      9:00         5K 10K Race     

                      10:00       Prizes Awarded

                      10:15       Kick Up Your Heels Events

It is our goal to spread awareness about sexual violence by educating communities with relevant and insightful information. The events that we have planned in April focus on breaking the myths that surround sexual violence. In addition, we are celebrating those survivors whose spirits have persevered against this type of tragedy.

The 5K 10K run starts at Couch Park and is the beginning event. Prizes will be awarded in each age category.

Kick Up Your Heels Event has a “trading places” feel as 4 member male teams, wearing women’s shoes, compete with other teams in 10 events. Get a sense of what it feels like to be in someone else’s shoes by putting together a team to compete in the challenging games.

Registration fees are for, groups, individuals, and dual race/KUYH participants. Free event t-shirt is given to each competitor.

Contact:    Desiree Ingram, M.S., LMFT   377-2344,                    dingram@sdvs.org

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Japanese Cultural Dinner: Volunteers Needed


Coordinators need volunteers to help with the event during 3-8 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up in shifts. To get involved, contact Naho Timson at naho.timson@okstate.edu or 405-744-5482.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Cookie Sales


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