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OKG Newsletter

Topic: charity

Atheists, assemble!


Gazette staff
After her house was destroyed in the May 20 tornado, Rebecca Vitsmun bravely ditched the rules of Bible Belt conversation when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her in a live interview if she “thanked the Lord” for having survived. Vitsmun hesitated before answering that she’s actually an atheist. That declaration prompted atheists everywhere to raise money for her, showing that Christian charity can be just plain charity.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

No bones about it

An annual benefit gala raises money for service dogs


Aimee Williams
Canines and Cowboys Gala
6-11 p.m. Saturday
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
1700 W. Independence, Shawnee
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Magic it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Unfortunately, the pets that disappeared in May’s severe weather outbreak were not performing magic tricks. But world-renowned illusionist and Norman native Rob Lake will at Magic for Moore, a performance benefitting local animal-rescue charities Friends for Folks and Second Chance. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Norman’s Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, 1809 N. Stubbeman. Tickets are $10-$35. Visit


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Angels unaware

Dale Rogers Training Center gives handicapped people mentorship and hope.


Greg Horton
In its six decades of service to and partnership with Oklahomans with disabilities, the Dale Rogers Training Center has helped its clients get and keep work.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let them eat king cake

A church’s king cake fundraising sale will help feed hundreds of people.

Food and Drink Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
Midwest City’s Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church is cooking up sweet profits for its free meal programs by selling king cakes through Fat Tuesday, March 4.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The best offense

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Thabo Sefolosha is on the top of his game when it comes to helping others.


Angela Botzer
What’s one thing that tugs at Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha’s heartstrings the most?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014