Urban League of OKC gets $65K gift

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Inc. received a $65,000 gift from Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores today to benefit the organization's facilities and programming.


The three-year pledge includes funds that will match a gift from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to construct client intake and counseling rooms " part of the Urban League's facility improvement plan.


"We are thrilled to receive this generous gift from Love's," said Valerie Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League. "As we continue to meet the challenges of those in poverty and the rise of the working poor, corporate support is critical in our efforts to achieve equal opportunity for all."



Improvements on the Urban League's facilities have been underway since 2004. In addition to the counseling space, Thompson said the vision for the plan includes:

" day-care space,

" a full-court gym, and

" a computer and workforce training center.


"The Urban League in Oklahoma City is performing great works in our community by enabling people to improve their lives," said Tom Love, CEO of Love's. "We applaud them and are happy to be a part of their mission." "Lauren Hopkins