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About Us

Guiding families in need towards dignified and sustainable self-sufficiency.

Individuals and families often experience challenges as they balance a wide range of difficult situations in today's world. Caring Community Friends lends a hand to people in our service area who have genuine basic needs; guiding them toward dignified and sustainable self sufficiency. By helping to provide basic needs assistance (food, utilities, and clothing), CCF is able to help these families get back on their feet, in their times of need.

Clients seeking services from Caring Community Friends are encouraged to improve their situations through a variety of ways such as education, job assistance and volunteerism. Caring Community Friends services Sapulpa, Kellyville, Kiefer, Mounds and Oakhurst.


Caring Community Friends

12 W. Burnham Ave.
Sapulpa, OK 74066
info@caringcommunityfriends.org

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Client Openings - Clients are seen by Appointment Only.
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 10:00 am -1:45 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm,
Closed Tuesdays

To make an appointment call (918) 224-6464 between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm daily.

Clients maybe asked to provide documentation from DHS, doctor,  or other agencies at time of interview to help evaluate need. Current  Photo ID, Social Security Cards for all in household, Proof of Income are needed upon application for assistance.



Board of Directors

Paul Zaloudik
Chairman
Retired F&M Bank

Zak Dyer
Vice Chairman
Edward Jones

Shelly Rentz
Secretary
Central Tech

Vickie Beyer
Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Sarah McCormick
Past Chairman
American Heritage Bank

Gene Parnell
American Heritage Bank

Delois Lewis
Minister

Debbie Moss
Spirit Bank

Gene Thompson
Attorney

Sandie Howard
Retired County Employee

Janet Beil
Rebecca LaFevers State Farm

Tess Schroeder
Prosperity Bank

Bill Johnston

Executive Director
Willie Mary Walters

Our Services

What we do.

Caring Community Friends provides assistance in a variety of areas to families in need. Food, Utilities, Clothing and Prescriptions are provided to area residents.

Clients are interviewed to evaluate their needs and may be asked to provide documentation from OKDHS, doctors or from other agencies. Referrals may be made to other area agencies if their needs can not be met by Caring Community Friends. Our service area includes: Sapulpa, Kellyville, Kiefer, Mounds and Oakhurst.

Food

Families receive nutritious healthy foods, produce and infant products, such as formula and diapers.

Prescriptions

Medication subsidies are available for life threatening illnesses with a written prescription from a physician.

Utilities

When funds are available, parital payment of an electric, gas, propane, or water bill may be made.

Our Programs

Caring Community Friends (CCF) is committed to helping those in need throughout our community. Our goal is to not only provide aid to our clients, but to also provide educational tools to help improve and maintain self sufficiency.

Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

Food 4 Kids - Backpack Program

The Food 4 Kids Backpack program provides a weekly backpack of shelf-stable snack food during the school year to feed school aged children at risk of hunger through the weekend. Backpacks are packed in the evenings once a month by volunteers and transported to each school.

Food insecurity among children is likely to have long term effects as it is closely related to childhood health, weight, behavior, and cognitive development. CCF is proud that the Food 4 Kids is one of our flagship programs and we aim to expand its reach at every opportunity. Our goal is to remove food insecurity and weekend hunger from our Sapulpa Schools.

Kid's Kloset

Kids Kloset

Kids Kloset is a clothing option for children ages 4 to 16 years attending Sapulpa, Lone Star, Allen Bowden and Pretty Water schools. Students may receive new clothes at the beginning of each school year. Clothes are given by appointment only.

If you know of a family that could benefit from the Kids Kloset, please call 918-224-6464.

Sapulpa Share Food Cooperative

Senior Stars - Senior Servings

Senior Stars - One in sixteen Oklahoma Seniors has to choose between purchasing food and medicine. Senior Servings identifies and assists senior citizens who are at the highest risk of hunger.

This program provides nutritious healthy food to Seniors who are 60 years and older and at risk of hunger. Monthly, CCF has assisted with over 65 seniors in the Sapulpa area and surrounding community. If you know of anyone who could benefit from this program or would like to make a donation towards this program please call CCF at 918-224-6464.

Additional CCF Programs

The following is a complete list of programs offered through Caring Community Friends. Some are provided on a weekly basis, some are provided monthly or seasonally. Folks seeking assistance are asked to present the following information: A Current form of Identification - with correct address, and a Social Security Card for all in home. If you know someone who could benefit from one or more of CCF's programs, please call CCF at 918-224-6464.

  • Food Distribution - Daily when open, and by appointment.
  • Clothing Vouchers
  • Life Sustaining Prescription medicines with a written prescription.
  • Utilities
  • Senior Serving (Silver Stars) - Low income senior citizens 60 and above who are CCF clients and qualify.
  • Food 4 Kids - Back Pack program October through May.
  • Kids Kloset - Gives school clothes to children in Public school in Sapulpa when parents are not financially able to purchase them.
  • Fresh Market Thursday Sapulpa Share - A food co-op.
  • Senior Outreach - Fruits and vegetables to 3 senior citizen programs weekl.y
  • Christmas Stars - Christmas presents to children in Sapulpa at Christmas time

 

Donate Today

We extend our sincere gratitude for your support over the last 20 years! With your help, Caring Community Friends has impacted the lives of many people in Creek County. Individuals and families too often experience challenges as they balance a wide range of difficult situations in today's world. Lending a helping hand during those difficult times can make all the difference. Your donations and support help to ensure we will continue to be there to lend that hand in our community.

There are several ways to donate to CCF. New or gently used clothing donations will be added to our Kids Kloset program to help Sapulpa area students with new clothes for the school year. Fresh fruts and vegetables along with other food items can be donated to our Food Co-Op program, and of course, we are always in need of Volunteers to help work and distribute items to the community. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, we invite you to make your donation online by clicking the button below. All of this would not be possible without your generous donations! Thank you!

Caring Community Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Annual Community Partnership Levels

Founder ....... $5,000 or more
Leader .......... $2,500 to $4,999
Mentor ......... $1,000 to $2,499
Neighbor ..... $250 to $999
Friend ........... $50 to $249

Events

Please view our Calendar of Events below for Caring Community Friends events, as well as other events around our community. Times and Dates may change without notice. Please check back with us regularly.

CCF Events

April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th, 2016
- Fresh Market Thursdays (Fruits & Vegetables), 2:30pm - 3:30pm

April 19, 2016 - Senior Serving (Silver Stars), 1:00pm - 2:00pm

April 20, 2016 - CCF Board Meeting, 8:15 am

May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2016
- Fresh Market Thursdays (Fruits & Vegetables), 2:30pm - 3:30pm

May 17, 2016 - Senior Serving (Silver Stars), 1:00pm - 2:00pm

May 18, 2016 - CCF Board Meeting, 8:15 am

June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2016
- Fresh Market Thursdays (Fruits & Vegetables), 2:30pm - 3:30pm

June 21, 2016 - Senior Serving (Silver Stars), 1:00pm - 2:00pm

June 22, 2016 - CCF Board Meeting, 8:15 am

Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the glue that holds our communities together.

Caring Community Friends relies heavily on community support from volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist staff in accomplishing day to day duties, such as organizing donated items, stocking shelves and assiting with food orders. Volunteers are vital for special events and monthly programs such as packing for our Food 4 Kids Backpack program, or our Senior Stars program which assists Seniors in need with shelf-stable food and produce once a month. In addition to Volunteers, CCF always seeks Ambassadors who offer their time to tell others of our programs and needs.

Join Carol Harmon by helping at Caring Community Friends. Carol was recently featured in the Tulsa World as a "Community Champion." Read her story "Community champion: Mounds woman found her passion at Sapulpa nonprofit."

If you are interested in volunteering with Caring Community Friends, we invite you to download our Volunteer Application here, and bring your completed application by our offices located at 12 W. Burnham Ave. in Sapulpa, OK. We look forward to meeting with you!

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

If you know of a family in need, or would like to volunteer with Caring Community Friends, we would like to hear from you. Please email us at info@caringcommunityfriends.org, and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as we can. We appreciate your interest in our organization and look forward to hearing from you soon!

12 W. Burnham Ave.
Sapulpa, OK 74066
918-224-6464
info@caringcommunityfriends.org

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Client Assistance by Appointment Only
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 12:30pm


Would you like to help CCF financially? Make a donation by clicking the button below.
Every donation helps us continue to help families in the Sapulpa area!

12 W. Burnham Ave. | Sapulpa, OK 74066 | 918-224-6464 | © 2016. Caring Community Friends.

Caring Community Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.