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NBC Oklahoma recently celebrated with The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital a successful  campaign that raised more than $104,000 in two years for patient and family support services and for aquatic therapy.

Included in that number are funds raised by employees and matching funds from the bank. NBC employees decided to designate about $50,000, the goal of the original campaign, to the hospital’s family fund, which goes to support families in their homes, such as home remodeling for wheelchair assistance, and at the hospital, such as remodeling a centralized family room. Employees voted to designate the remainder of the funds raised for a new and badly needed aquatic therapy pool for the hospital.

Located in Bethany, the hospital treats children from all over the state.

“We are very involved in the communities we serve, and our banks wanted to work together on a project that would benefit each of our areas,” said Ken Fergeson, chairman of NBC Oklahoma. “We loved learning about what The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Center did for patients and their families statewide and we wanted to help.”

To raise money, employees paid to wear jeans, sold baked goods and other food items and held a Bedlam Penny Wars contest leading up to the rivalry football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State University Cowboys. The Cowboys won the bank’s Penny Wars; the Sooners won the football game.

To date, NBC’s donations to The Children’s Center in the last three years have totaled $104,083.89, and employees are still giving through payroll deductions while considering possibilities for a future campaign.

“Along the way, we learned that the Children’s Center was caring for patients from each of our communities, including the grandchild of one of our employees, so that made our efforts even more meaningful,” Fergeson said.

See this video from the celebration:

Video provided by The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital.

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NBC Oklahoma has launched a campaign to raise money for The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital over the next three years. NBC Oklahoma will match any funds raised up to $25,000 as we go, which will bring the campaign total to $50,000 when it is complete.

The wonderful nonprofit hospital offers 24-hour medical care, comprehensive rehabilitative therapies, respiratory care and special education to children who are in need of services. These include children who have suffered traumatic injuries or illnesses, those with developmental needs and more, from throughout the state and region.

The four main areas of service are:

We at NBC have chosen to donate money to the organization’s family fund, which provides support to families such as home remodeling for wheelchair assistance for when the child leaves the hospital. That way, the money we raise will go directly to the families in the communities that we and the hospital serve.

The Children's Center, located in Bethany, serves children from all over the state, so dollars donated will go to help children and their families in each of our county service areas.

Just to give you a snapshot, from 2013 to 2016, the hospital treated:

  • 25 patients in Jackson County and surrounding counties of Kiowa, Tillman, Harmon, Comanche and Greer (including people from Hollis, Granite, Altus, Duke, Blair, Grandfield, Mangum, Hobart, Snyder, Frederick and Willow)
  • 42 in Garfield County and surrounding counties of Noble, Kay and Grant counties
  • 39 from Kingfisher County and surrounding counties of Logan, Canadian, Blaine and Major counties
  • 324 from Tulsa County and surrounding counties of Creek, Delaware, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington
  • 2915 from Oklahoma County and surrounding counties of Logan, Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Canadian counties.

We at NBC Oklahoma have toured this site and love what they are doing to help these children and families. Please support us in our in our campaign! We'll keep you updated here as we go along. 

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TEXT @MIRACLES #NBCGIVES to 52014

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The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital
Attn: NBC Oklahoma Cares Campaign
6800 N.W. 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008

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NBC Oklahoma boosts our communities

Over the years, NBC Oklahoma has shown its commitment to the communities it serves. Here are some recent examples:

  • Between 2012 and 2015, NBC Oklahoma and its employees and customers raised $50,000 for local charities during a campaign.
  • Employees donate annually from their paychecks to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, Allied Arts, Positive Tomorrows and others.
  • Employees give their time as individuals to nonprofit organizations by serving on boards throughout the state as well as donating to these groups.
  • The bank and its chairman, Ken Fergeson, have commissioned public art projects in Enid, Altus, Oklahoma, Shawnee, Edmond and more to make art accessible to everyone and improve community quality of life. Read more about one of these projects, The Wigwam Gallery, and keep in touch with upcoming events on our blog.

 

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