The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition, the Homeless Alliance and numerous other community partners are hosting a Family Financial Fair April 30 to provide FREE financial education training as part of Jump$tart Your Money Week. This fair is the kick-off for the ‘OK Choice$: Money Beyond Today!’ free financial education program for all Oklahomans and will be held at the Homeless Alliance, Westtown Day Shelter at 1724 NW 4th Street, Oklahoma City.
The audience we anticipate for this event may not be as fortunate as many of the events that we are accustomed to attending and we would like them to have the same advantages to information and resources as any other event or conference that you or I might attend. Participants will have an income, but it may be limited or challenged by a variety of factors.
Many of you are aware of the budget crisis the State is under and that resources are limited. Therefore, we request that you open your hearts, wallets and/or promotional items to those that may be less fortunate. A registration site has been created for participants, volunteers and sponsors to sign-up at http://events.oucpm.org/financialfair/ should you desire to volunteer or provide a booth. Caseworkers will be registering participants, but should you know someone that might benefit from this event, please let us know as soon as possible, as space is limited.
Monetary donations are accepted in check format payable to:
OK DHS – OK Choices, and sent to OK DHS – CSS,
c/o Laurel Eaton
Child Support Services
2409 N. Kelley Avenue, Annex Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Please specify if you would like your donation used for this event or if we may use it for our upcoming six-week coaching event. The coaching event will be in South Oklahoma City at the Pioneer Library Saturday mornings starting September 10. We will be piloting our new poverty curriculum. Please keep in mind that OK Choice$ is a new program and funds are limited. We are applying for grants to help offset costs.