Meet OUR 2022 RECIPIENTS...
Citizens Caring for Children provides resources and support for foster families and children. The Resource Center is designed to replicate a retail store with new clothing on racks and shelves, allowing foster children to use decision-making skills and build confidence that comes with taking pride in one's appearance. Their goal is to ensure that every foster child who visits the Resource Center will receive every item needed to have their basic needs met, and to foster a sense of self-esteem and value.
Bridges assist Norman Public School’s high school students who are experiencing homelessness by offering 20 individual apartments with sliding-scale rent based on the student’s income. Bridges provide these students with connections to other social service agencies, trained mentorship, the college scholarship process, and financial support with almost any school-related activity. Their goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment so that these students graduate high school and create success beyond Norman Public Schools.
The Children’s Hospital (OU DM) had over 270,000 patient encounters in 2020 alone across the state of Oklahoma. All SPUD Week charitable donations gifted to the Children’s Hospital would be directed towards the children’s oncology unit. Our partnership with the University of Oklahoma (OUDM) will give us exposure to OU’s largest student-led philanthropy, which includes an executive committee made up of over two hundred and fifty students from all parts of campus. Our shared goal with the partnership with OU DM and the OU Children’s Hospital is that every Oklahoma Miracle Child has access to the absolute best medical treatment available, and they will receive that care right here in their home state of Oklahoma.
The Andersen Family is an Active Air Force family of four: Kody, Amber, Felix, and the most recent addition Magnus (newborn). Between the births of Felix and Magnus, they lost their Angel Baby, Maggie. All of this is occurring while Felix is courageously battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer at just 3 years of age. As a SPUD recipient, our goal is to relieve some of the worry, stress, and frustration by supplying an additional mode of transportation for this single-vehicle family, plus we will assist with covering treatments and additional expenses that come with the treatment to beat this cancer diagnosis.
Every penny goes towards our deserving recipients.
With your help, we can make the lives of our recipients brighter.
2023 SPUD Recipient Applications
Over the last 21 years, SPUD week has been able to impact over 45 families and 10 organizations. We cannot be more excited to help even more families and organizations this year! Thank you to all who applied!
OUR 2021 RECIPIENTS...
Crossroads Youth and Family Services
Crossroads Youth and Family Services is a nonprofit that has served the Norman community, including many Norman North students, for over 50 years. As the sole youth shelter in Cleveland County, they serve runaway and homeless youth as well as clients referred to them by the Department of Human Services. Crossroads also provides education for children from six weeks to five years old through the Head Start and Early Start programs they host. Alongside this, they offer quality outpatient counseling services for children and families.
Learn more about Crossroads Youth and Family Services HERE
A beloved math teacher at Norman North High School, Twyla Hart was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2020. Throughout the Covid-19 quarantine in the spring, she bravely went through chemotherapy. Without skipping a beat, Mrs. Hart returned to work in August and continues to impact each and every one of her students. She will continue to go through treatment until the spring of 2021.