NBC Oklahoma recently presented The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital with a generous donation after three years of fundraising. Choosing the Hospital for their latest philanthropic employee giving campaign, NBC Oklahoma held fundraisers at their various branch locations and outside in their communities.
“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 Hospital does for patients and their families statewide and we wanted to help.”
From employee donations to fundraising efforts such as bake sales, penny wars and more, the employees of NBC Oklahoma set a fundraising goal of $50,000 for the Hospital, half of it matched by the bank itself.
After a three-year campaign NBC Oklahoma not only met their goal – they exceeded it. Presenting The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital with a $104,083.89 check, the donations raised by NBC Oklahoma will fund patient and family support services and aquatic th
“This generous donation will help support the remodeling of a centralized family room within the hospital,” said Katie Fry, vice president of patient support services, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “The family room allows families to visit their child outside of the patient units in a comfortable, more private setting. The renovation will include comfortable seating, interactive toys and sensory activities for both the patients and their siblings. In addition to the family room, the funds will also be used to meet urgent and emergency needs of the families we serve.”