Family & Children’s Services’ 15th annual Care Card shopping event is on track to be the largest in the agency’s history. This year, Care Card discounts will be offered at nearly 230 boutiques, home and garden stores, art galleries, restaurants and other stores throughout the greater Tulsa area.

This year, Care Card discounts will be offered at nearly 230 boutiques, home and garden stores, art galleries and restaurants throughout the greater Tulsa area. Care Cards may be purchased for $50 from most participating merchants or at Family & Children’s Services central office, 650 South Peoria Avenue beginning October 25, 2013. This year you also have the option of purchasing your Care Card in advance, online at www.fcsok.org/carecard beginning October 7, 2013.  However, no matter when or how you buy your Care Card, the shopping period is from October 25-November 3, 2013.

“Some people think of Care Card simply as a universal savings card. It’s that and so much more,” said Susan McCalman, longtime development director at Family & Children’s Services. “When you buy a Care Card, you join in our mission of caring. You help heal abused children, strengthen at-risk families and lead people battling mental illness and addiction toward recovery.” 

Since 1999, Care Card has raised nearly $1 million to support the life-changing programs offered by Family & Children’s Services. Twenty-two of the businesses accepting Care Card this year participated during the inaugural year of the campaign.

Care Card is accepted by merchants in downtown, south and midtown Tulsa; Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Claremore and Owasso. A few of the participating merchants include T.A. Lorton, Blue Jean Baby, Bella Vita Home Décor & Gift Shop, Twisted Soul Sisters, Antoinette Baking Company, Hillary’s Boutique, Dwelling Spaces, Fusion Salon, Margo’s Gift Shop, Spoke House Bicycles, The Perfect Touch, The Apple Tree, J. Crew and The Lolly Garden. For a full list of participating merchants, visit www.fcsok.org/carecard

Sponsors of 2013 Care Card include The William K. Warren Foundation, Bank of Oklahoma, BlueCross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, George Kaiser Family Foundation, and Tulsa People. Also, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Utica Square, Petty’s Fine Foods, Ethan Allen Home Interiors, John Daniel Footwear, On a Whim, The Silver Needle, Tapestry of Faith, Joey Manduano, D.O., Plastic Surgery and Neograft Hair; Native Boutique, ASCENT, SR Hughes and Susan Sadler Fine Jewelry Design, Tulsa Kids, F&M Bank and Lamar Outdoor Advertising.

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