One True Light’s mission to provide summer meals and post-high school educational opportunities to local kids has received a boost in the form of a $5,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced recently at the One True Light facility in Duncan, Okla. Arvest Bank’s Craig Taliaferro, Tim York, Larry Benson and Chris Toomey were on hand to present the check to One True Light staff members Gene Brown, Joan Brock, Krista Lolar, Melanie Wilkins, Ron Mulkey and Nicole Punneo.
The funds specifically will help fund the Spokes for Hope Summer Feeding Program, which provides door-to-door meals to about 200 children each day in the summer, as well as a scholarship fund that encourages students to pursue their educational dreams via college or technical schools. Many of the recipients are first-generation high school graduates.
“We are greatly appreciative of this generous gift from the Arvest Foundation,” said Brock, who serves as One True Light’s executive director. “The gift will help us in continuing to carry out our mission of linking generations to learn, love and live together.”
“As a current participant in One True Light’s mentor program, I can attest to the difference this organization is making in lives of children in our community,” said York, a commercial lender for Arvest Bank. “One True Light’s mission to mentor children in school and provide meals to them in the summer is a great source of positivity in our community. We are proud to make this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation and help this great organization fulfill its purpose.”