KiDs Grant to benefit basic needs drive for Family & Children’s Services CATS program
TULSA, Oklahoma – The Tulsa Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter was awarded a $3,000 KiDs Grant last week on behalf of Family and Children’s Services to plan and implement a drive to benefit children who are victims of sexual abuse or other traumatic experiences.
“We are grateful for the Kappa Delta Foundation’s consideration and appreciate the opportunity to collaborate on this project,” said Gail Lapidus, chief executive office of Family & Children’s Services. “We are also thrilled by the potential to build project impact, involvement and awareness in subsequent years.”
KiDs Grants are designed to encourage partnerships between Kappa Delta alumnae or alumnae chapters and local nonprofit agencies to improve the quality of life for kids, the heart of the community. The grants support quality programming and prevention-oriented projects with a maximum of $10,000 for a single recipient.
The Tulsa Alumnae Chapter plans to launch the inaugural SUN (socks, underwear and necessities) Drive to benefit Family & Children’s Services’ Child Abuse and Trauma Services (CATS). The program serves children in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services child welfare who are placed in foster care and who are court involved.
About the Kappa Delta Foundation
Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority, a national organization for women with more than 260,000 members, 166 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. The foundation is supported by member donations and bequests that fund programs and initiatives such as scholarships, internships, grants and more.
About Family & Children’s Services
For nearly a century, Family & Children’s Services has been the place to turn for help with problems that seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone. The agency restores children’s well-being, heals victims of abuse, strengthens individuals and families, and provides hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions. Today, its life-changing services help one in six Tulsans.