Citizens Caring for Children, Inc.

Rating: 4.7 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 730 W. Wilshire Creek Blvd Suite 111 & 112 Oklahoma City OK 73116 USA

Mission: Citizens Caring for Children breaks the cycle of abuse and neglect by addressing the material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of the foster children we serve... because every child deserves the chance for a better life. Through our programs Citizens Caring for Children builds self-esteem and develops character to give hope, change lives and creates healthy futures.
Target demographics: Citizens Caring for Children provides resources to children who meet the following requirements: age birth – 21, currently in custody of the State Department of Human Services, and living within Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan and Pottawatomie counties.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Have been a volunteer and mentor for CCC since 2008. They are doing great work to help foster children and I highly recommend that you find some way to get involved. You will receive much more than you give.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering at Citizens Caring for Children one afternoon a week all year. It is the highlight of my week to be there with the staff that obviously care so much for their clients. The children and foster parents are so much fun to work with. It makes me smile to know that these deserving kids are getting new clothes, shoes, books, school supplies, uniforms, and so much more. Citizens Caring for Children is one of Oklahoma City's greatest nonprofits!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have found the organization to be very caring, very well run, with the goal of always trying to help foster children.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Foster Mother and I have had the honor of Volunteering for Joy 4 Kids with CC. It was not only a wonderful experiance to help out and shop for the Kids and bundle them up for each and every kid. Just by looking at what some wrote on the wish list gave you an idea of who the children are and there were some that I personally wanted to make sure that child got what they wanted it became my personal goal. Also for my children to be on the recieving side. Me and my children volenteered for a day at The Outlet Malls. There we had carnival type setting petting zoo, pony rides etc, ME and the Kiddos had a supertime. Some of these kids got to play ans pet real live animals and put a name to them and to feel them that had know of the animal but never got to see one up close and touch and feel it .

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I completed my training to be a mentor with CCC in September of 2008 and was matched to my mentee that October. She and I have now been matched for almost 4 years. She was the Jr. Bridesmaid in my wedding. I have been to all her foster sister's weddings and baby showers and she has been to mine. She loves to get pedicures and do arts and crafts. Her favorite ice cream isn't ice cream at all. It is vanilla frozen yogurt and she loves to put all the toppings on herself. Her favorite color is lime green. We are "BFFs."

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have volunteered by donating and sorting new clothes, helping kids go shopping at the CCC store, wrapping many presents and, of course, donating money when we can. We were foster parents for years without a resource like this, and many times we sure could have used it! Foster parents and the kids that live with them are blessed by all the programs that Citizens Caring for Children has available for them. We think it is a much needed and very valuable addition to the foster care program in Oklahoma. Sharon and Tracy Freeny

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a foster parent and there is just not enough help for the children and foster parents in Oklahoma we foster several children and try to provide everything for them,they want brand names in shoes and clothes ,and we want them to have what we put on our very own children,because it's hard on children these days if you don't wear brand names you get made fun of kinda bullied,so I have to give credit to all the people for helping our foster children have brand names and nice shoes it's amazing to me the blessing these people are donating so much of their time for these children ..God bless you all and I have to thank Melba for the time she takes to letus know each time to bring our children..God bless you all!Great job...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer through the mentorship "leg" of the Citizens Caring for Children organization. I love mentoring my foster friend and really appreciate everything the CCC does to help us. They not only matched me to my foster friend, but also provide great insights into community events and even offer tickets to shows or ball games that help me fund our outings. CCC also provides clothing, books, school supplies, and entertaining games for the kiddos to take with them. Citizens Caring for Children offers a safe location with nurturing people to help both my foster friend's and my needs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered and many of the events organized by Citizens Caring for Children. Sorting and processing donatied clothing, assembling backpacks with school supplies for the children, participating in fundraisers at both Bids for Kids, Santa Stop, and the Redbud Classic, to name a few. These have been both fun and rewarding because of the passion the director and the entire staff have for doing everything in there power to insure the children served have a great experience when picking out their clothing as well as every foster parent feels appreciated for what they are doing to break the cycle these children are experiencing. Thank you Amy and Team, for making Citizens Caring for Children and important part of my life!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The joy in the faces of the foster children who have been supplied with clothing, but also seeing how proud the children are when they pick up their school supplies for the first time!. I had never thought of the issues both the students and the families face when it comes to the first day of school. Never did I imagine the lonliness and isolation a child feels when the teacher asks them where their pencil is and they have to reply "I don't have one. We can't afford it...)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve the public relations campaign. This organization does too many good things that get attributed to social wellfare agencies like DHS. They assist the same families in some cases, but DHS gets all the credit and recognition. If more people knew the great things Citizens Caring for Children are doing, they would receive more donations and volunteer hours.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing--they clearly communicate the days activities, and are truly appreciative of every volunteer.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

The relationships I have developed with other community leaders and business people have strenthened my network in the community. This in turns assists me finding other volunteer events for my family and for my team members

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Outstanding, and also very fortunate. My grandmother raised me, but if not for her, I might have found myself in a situation similar to the ones these foster children are going through.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CCC is awesome! From birthday parties, to fulfilling Christmas wish lists, providing clothings, mentoring and more, CCC helps foster kids in Oklahoma County and surroundings areas. I am a mentor with CCC, currently mentoring a 13-year-old. My work with CCC has truly been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and motivating. I can't say enough about their wonderful program!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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