Posted on October 11, 2017 by Jorie Helms


HBA members raised more than $77,000 for this Tulsa nonprofit.

The HBA of Greater Tulsa, Okla., Remodelers Council and the HBA Charitable Foundation has presented Family & Children’s Services, a leading provider of behavior health care and family services for that city, a check for $77,853.

The money was raised at the annual Evening of Giving Gala held by the HBA Charitable Foundation and was the second year of a pledge to help replace the roof on the Family & Children’s Services Sarah and John Graves Building. It will be matched with a $45,000 grant from Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation to complete the roof project.

The Evening of Giving Gala doubled its fundraising goal in 2017, raising over $170,000 for both Family & Children’s Services and the HBA Charitable Foundation. The event was the most successful in HBA history, raising over $100,000 more than the previous year.

“We were so honored to partner with Family & Children’s Services to help provide support and financial resources to such a worthy organization,” said gala chairs Jerry and Tana VanCleave.

The Sarah and John Graves Mental Health Center sees over 600 people per day. Staff members work with hurting and abused children, strengthen families, and help provide hope and a path to recovery for those battling mental illness and addiction. It offers 50 programs in mental health, substance abuse, and child and family services serving people of all ages providing care regardless of ability to pay.

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