Featured Nonprofits

Beautiful Restoration heals broken women

By Tim Priebe | November 16, 2021

On June 5, 2015, eight ladies gathered in the home of Kaylene Blazer. The goal? To help one homeless woman and her five friends overcome the effects of the sex industry, drug and alcohol abuse, human trafficking, crime, and homelessness.

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Relief for caretakers of adults with disabilities

By Tim Priebe | October 19, 2021

On 2nd Street in Edmond, just west of Coltrane, a former martial arts studio is being repurposed to serve adults with disabilities ages 18 and older. The nonprofit that is renovating the space is Daily Living Centers.

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Family ID gives hope and purpose to families

By Tim Priebe | September 21, 2021

How much of what your family does is intentional? Is your family mission-driven? Many nonprofits and businesses are mission-driven, but few families are. At Family ID, an Edmond-based nonprofit, they’re looking to change that.

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No Boundaries International helps the hurting

By Tim Priebe | August 17, 2021

We’ve all been hurting at various times in our lives. No Boundaries International (NBI) is a non-profit, faith-based organization that works to restore, train, and deploy the hurting in the heart of OKC and beyond.

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Edmond Fine Arts Institute enhances quality of life

By Tim Priebe | July 20, 2021

Nestled in downtown Edmond, the Fine Arts Institute has offered educational enrichment in visual and performing arts since 1985. FAI offers quality art experiences in a way that educates both adults and children.

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Therapeutic riding at Coffee Creek

By Laura Gamble | June 15, 2021

What do you think of when you hear the words “therapeutic horsemanship” or “therapeutic riding?” For me, I knew that it was mainly for children with disabilities, and it gave them an opportunity to do something, namely ride a horse, that they might not have the opportunity to do—and so much more! Coffee Creek Riding…

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WATERisLIFE helps with the water crisis

By Laura Gamble | May 18, 2021

WATERisLIFE was founded by Ken Surritte, who came up with the idea while he was standing in the shower in Nairobi. He had just returned from a visit to a remote village in the desert region of northern Kenya. The people lived in huts made from sticks and trash that had been left on the road. The…

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Rescuing and caring for animals

By Laura Gamble | April 20, 2021

I recently had the opportunity to meet Macie the Office Dog at Free To Live Animal Sanctuary via Zoom. Macie is a pit bull mix who was adopted from Free To Live when she was a puppy. Because she is such a sensitive soul, she had a hard time getting along with a new dog…

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Arise Ministries helps single mothers

By Laura Gamble | March 16, 2021

Did you know that the largest demographic group in the United States is that of single mothers? According to Pam Kanaly, co-founder of Arise Ministries, it is, and it is growing. Pam is a humble spitfire with a true passion for bringing healing and help to single mothers worldwide, perhaps because she experienced the difficulties…

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Edmond Historical Society and Museum is world-class

By Laura Gamble | February 16, 2021

Edmond has its own world-class museum with over forty-one thousand artifacts in its collection, the Edmond Historical Society and Museum. This historical gem is located in the old National Guard Armory at 431 South Boulevard. The native sandstone building was built in 1936 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The…

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