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