Infant Crisis Services is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. The grant will be used to fund the Specialized Formulas for Babies and Toddlers with Special Needs Project.
“We are very grateful for the generous gift to help us provide specialty formula to help babies thrive,” said Miki Farris, executive director of Infant Crisis Services. “We are thankful that the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is concerned for the tiniest of the poor and hungry in our community.”
The grant will allow Infant Crisis Services to buy varying qualities of seven specialty formulas. Depending on client need and formula price, Infant Crisis Services will be able to help an estimated 100-250 babies and toddlers with special dietary needs.
Infant Crisis Services provides needy babies and toddlers with the nourishment their little bodies need to develop and grow properly including food, diapers, and formula. For babies, proper nutrition can make the difference between healthy growth…and failure to thrive. With help from the Opportunities for Children iFund grant, Infant Crisis Services will curb the negative effects of malnourishment for these children and ease the burden of poverty.
Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation works with donors and organizations to create endowments that address needs and opportunities within the community. The Access to Health Care iFund grant program represents a compilation of contributions from donors who want to support grants to provide basic and preventative health care including mental and dental care to individuals in need. For more information on the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, please visit www.occf.org.
Posted on Thu, June 21, 2012
by Amy Spielberger