Loveworks is an after-school program for at-risk middle school students here in Norman.
From their about page:
Since our inception in 2011, we have reached over 10,000 students, ages 11-14 years old from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Our programs are designed to empower the creativity, resourcefulness, and potential within each student in an effort to develop their character, academic, and leadership abilities to ensure future success. Hundreds of volunteers and community professionals help facilitate initiatives that include: experiential leadership projects, community outreach, personal character development, career components, and mentorship.
My wife and I volunteered there for a couple of years in college and we both remain very close with the people that run it, so we know firsthand how much they impact the community.
Last week, Loveworks abruptly lost their main source of funding. Programming for the next semester is still scheduled to start on August 27th. In order to start the semester, they need to raise $16,000 by August 30th. To make it through they year, they need $124,000.
If you have any extra money to spare, I can’t think of a more deserving place to give it than to Loveworks.
Please consider donating to keep the doors open for this wonderful program.