Agents of Change: 2018 Donor Series
The Power of Your Investment
Community agencies like A Chance to Change provide critical services that save lives. The individuals and families we impact are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends, your family and your church members, just to name a few. ACTC has a diverse revenue portfolio with a strong history of providing expert care paid for by client insurance, cash or Medicaid. In addition to these services, ACTC provides critical care and prevention programs, including A Chance to Recover that helps bridge the gap financially for those who qualify for assistance. This program is generously supported by the United Way of Central Oklahoma and private donations.
The Honor Wall (Tree of Life)
The Honor Wall Story
Whether you have lost a loved one to addiction or mental illness or have someone in your life who has found health and healing through recovery, the Honor Wall is a heart-felt way to pay tribute to them for years to come.
In 2017, A Chance to Change received a generous donation from Marran and Ian Ogilvie to have a special art piece commissioned by local artist, Robin Starke. Robin was asked to dream up a one-of-a-kind piece that reflected the deep connection and love we have for those who have suffered from addiction and mental illness.
About the piece:
The Honor Wall is an abstract tree with leaves of two shades of green:
Dark Green: in Memorium
Light Green: in Honorarium
The tree was hand-selected and milled for Robin's art. This American Elm stood in Oklahoma since before statehood and other parts of the tree are being used in the Oklahoma History Center. Robin hand-cut each steel "leaf", painted and welded on the hardware to affix the leaves to the trunk. It took her 18 hours to install the piece at the agency. She gave her attention and love to every detail. In regards to the piece, she stated, "I love the idea of circles. They are a symbol of no end and reflect our journey in this life. I reflected on the rings within the wood, showing us how many years were weathered in the fields of Oklahoma. They, too, are circles and have no beginning and no end."
A donation of $500 will ensure your loved one's name will be a permanent part of A Chance to Change. Each leaf will have your loved one's named printed by a professional company and will be on display indefinitely.
Questions about donating?
Email Candice Hillenbrand, Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-242-1304
A Chance to Change received 13 grants from local foundations in fiscal year 2018. Without their support, free and reduced programs like A Chance to Recover, A Chance to SUCCEED and the Education Series would not be possible. A special thanks to these foundations:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Charles B. Goddard Foundation
Cresap Family Foundation
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Harry and Louise Brown Foundation
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Philip Boyle Foundation
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Wegner Foundation, Inc.
Celebration of Recovery
The 10th Annual Celebration of Recovery event is scheduled for March 27, 2019 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. This is the agency's only public fundraising event. Funds raised go to support outpatient treatment for those with mental illness and/or substance disorders and their families.
The United Way of Central Oklahoma supports community programs