The ARC Foundation is hosting a garden party for children of all ages on April 22, 2017 at the Urban Neighbhoord Community Garden in downtown Oklahoma City (417 W Park Place). The party will take place from 9am to 11am. The event is free and open to the public. All children that pre-register will receive a free vegetable plant to take home and plant. Refreshments will be provided. Please register by clicking on registration button below.
Urban Barefoot Gardeners Program
The Urban Barefoot Gardeners Program is sponsored by:
The ARC Foundation was able to provide over $1,500 worth of warm clothing to low-income families in Oklahoma City in January 2017. Thank you for your donations.
The ARC Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program. The ARC Foundation is the only charity in Oklahoma to receive the award. The funds will go to support the Foundationís Read it Again Program. The Program provides free childrenís books to high school students in Oklahoma City. The students take the books home to read to their younger brothers and sisters. Afterwards, itís the younger siblingís turn to read the book to the older sibling. Hence, Read it Again. The goal of the Program is to instill the love of reading within children. The check presentation was held January 18, 2017 at Capitol Hill High School.
State representatives in attendance included Representative Rhonda Baker, Representative Forrest Bennett, Representative Mickey Dollens, Representative Shane Stone, and Representative Carol Bush. The presentation was hosted by John Childress at Captiol Hill High School.
Thank you State Farm!
ARC Youth Ambassdor Freedom Coker delivers groceries to an Oklahoma senior in Holdenville.
The ARC Foundation provide 20 U.S. Veterans living without air conditioning with a free air conditioner in June 2016. Funding for the units was provided by Home Depot. The air conditioners enabled the homeowners to create a cool safe zone to withstand the Oklahoma summer heat. The units were distributed in rural Seminole County.
The ARC Foundation receives a grant award to purchase an enclosed trailer. The trailer will enable the Foundation to provide programs and services statewide, as well as, assist in disaster relief efforts.
The ARC Foundation was selected by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma to establish a one acre vineyard. The vineyard will be located in rural Seminole County and will allow the Foundation to host various agricultural programs for children and adults. Ground preparations have already begun and planting will begin in fall 2017.