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Bikes for Tykes Donates 250 Bicycles to Family & Children’s Services

A Christmas giveaway of bicycles to Family and Children’s Services has grown ten-times over the last seven years. Yesterday, Humble Sons Bike Company donated 250 bikes and helmets to Family & Children’s Services’ clients this Christmas.  Two Men and a Truck handled much of the heavy lifting and delivered the three trucks full of bicycles.
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WIR Graduate Opens New Door Thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Watch this News on 6 story as Women in Recovery graduate Crystal Kravis and her family enter their new Habitat for Humanity home for the first time. There was a time happiness and bright future seemed far away. Crystal’s family was broken by hopelessness and drug addiction. Crystal was in despair and facing incarceration and
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8-Year-Old Donates Birthday Presents to Family & Children’s Services

We salute 8 year old Liam Workman! His generous spirit and kind heart show us that kids really care. In lieu or presents, this little guy decided that for his 8th birthday he would like to collect donations for Family & Children’s Services. His invitation noted that Family & Children’s Services was in need of
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WinterFest Breakfast with Santa Benefits F&CS

Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa at Arvest WinterFest brought a a taste of the North Pole to Tulsa. Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast, visits with Santa, face painting and more. This year’s Breakfast with Santa was presented by BlueStone Natural Resources, a proud partner of Family & Children’s Services. Bluestone encouraged all guests to bring a
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YWCA 100 Women of Moxie Honor F&CS CEO Gail Lapidus

[mok-see] noun 1. vigor; verve; pep. 2. courage and aggressiveness; nerve. 3. skill; know-how. YWCA Tulsa celebrates 100 bold years by honoring 100 extraordinary Tulsa Women with Moxie. In their Centennial year, the YWCA is recognizing 100 trailblazers, hidden heroes and leading ladies. The honorees are women from yesterday and today; they are women from
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F&CS Holiday Assistance Featured on Tulsa’s Channel 8

Give overburdened families the happiest of holidays this year by donating to the Family & Children’s Services Santa Shop. Our elves have requested:       Toys, books and games for children of all ages, plus gifts for teens       Clothing, coats, pajamas and HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves and socks)       Small household items and toiletries      
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#GivingTuesday Kicks Off Holiday Giving Season

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are synonymous with holiday shopping. Now, make room for #GivingTuesday which is dedicated to giving back this holiday season. Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York City’s 92nd Street Y as a way to focus on nonprofits and those who work to help others following
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F&CS Partners with LIBR for Important Brain Research

The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to understand how the brain functions in adults with neuropsychiatric disorders to improve mental health. Research studies aim to discover the biological basis for psychiatric disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. MRIs will make
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Journalism Center for Children & Families Spotlights WIR

Women in Recovery (WIR) opened it’s doors to journalist Molly Ginty this summer. She spent days observing WIR participants and the social workers who are dedicated to changing the lives of women in the program. WIR Executive Senior Director Mimi Tarrasch reflects, ” This accounting effectively captures the commitment and strong clinical skills of our
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TAUW Raises $26.6 Million, Exceeds Campaign Goal

Thursday was an evening of celebrating as the  Tulsa Area United Way unveiled the largest funding campaign result in its 90-year history. The Tulsa World reports that the agency raised $26,602,884, exceeding its goal of $26,200,00, the biggest goal in its history. Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus was on hand as the record-breaking
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