Friends,

Happy new year! This is the time of year when many Americans will be making charitable donations, and we’d like to share some exciting news. The Giving Library (www.GivingLibrary.org), an online video archive that connects donors to nonprofits, has created a $100,000 “Share to Give” campaign.

This is a way for you to support Neighborhood Services Organization without spending any money at all. All you have to do is share our Giving Library video on Facebook or Twitter, and the Giving Library will donate $5 to us. It’s that simple! Participants can share up to five organizations per month, and the Giving Library will donate up to $100,000 during the campaign. There are no gimmicks and no matching contributions.

Please take just a minute on to log on to the Giving Library and share our video. We thank you for your support and wish you a joyful new year!

How to Share: 

1.      Go to http://www.givinglibrary.org/organizations/neighborhood-service-organization

2.      Watch the NSO video, and click the “Share Now” button.

3.      Create an account if you don’t already have one.

4.      Click “Share on Facebook” or “Share on Twitter.”

5.      Share either the default message or a message of your choice.

6.      The organization will receive $5 per share.

7.      Individuals may share up to five organizations per month.

Thanks again, and let’s #Share2Give!

NSO awarded $100,000 grant for new dental clinic

OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) is much closer to constructing a new dental clinic thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation.

The new clinic will be five times larger than NSO’s current space and feature five exam rooms, a large waiting area, lab, sterile room, offices and a patient restroom.

“We’re so excited to partner with Delta Dental on our capital campaign,” said Stacey Ninness, NSO president and CEO. “They’ve been extremely supportive of our dental clinic in the past, and their support means we’ll be able to offer dental care to even more uninsured Oklahomans in the future.”

NSO’s capital campaign is to construct a new dental clinic and administrative services facility to replace its former home, a 96-year-old Methodist church at Southwest 11th St. and Walker Ave.

John Gladden, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Oklahoma and secretary/treasurer of its Oral Health Foundation said by offering reduced-fee services to low-income uninsured patients, NSO Dental Clinic significantly reduces the demand on the free dental clinics they support.

“The clinic is a vital part of the oral health care safety net and we encourage others to support their capital campaign with a year-end gift,” said Gladden. “We’re proud to partner with NSO to empower more Oklahomans to get the dental care they need.”

NSO’s dental clinic is one of the only reduced-cost dental clinics in the area that offers emergency appointments, digital x-rays and paperless charts. The part-time clinic sees approximately 2,000 patients and performs 6,000 procedures each year. Services are offered to patients as young as eight years old without regard for insured status or income.

To learn more about NSO’s dental clinic services or to schedule an appointment, call (405) 236-0413.

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Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) is a faith-based organization serving the at-risk and homeless population by providing housing solutions and teaching skills to transform lives. NSO’s programs include:

  • Transitional housing for those who need help gaining independence,
  • Permanent supportive housing for homeless adults with a mental illness,
  • Rental assistance programs and
  • Reduced-cost dental care and women, infants and children (WIC) clinics for those in need.

NSO has a 93-year tradition of offering help to those who need it most. For more information about our programs, services or volunteer opportunities, call 405-236-0452 or visit www.nsookc.org.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma, a not-for-profit dental benefits company, supports dental health and education programs statewide through its Oral Health Foundation. For more information or to apply for grants, visit www.DDOKFoundation.org.

The Journal Record

OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighborhood Services Organization has elected Roman Chavez, senior member relations specialist at Oklahoma Gas & Electric, as board chair for 2013-2014.

Other officers include Shawna Dixon, community volunteer, board chair-elect; Brian Knight, certified public accountant and senior associate with Eide Bailly, treasurer; Vicki Hill, technical analyst, American Fidelity Assurance, secretary; and D. Mike Robberson, senior vice president, Kirkpatrick Bank, past board chair.

New board members include Sue Alberti, senior vice president of marketing, Devon Energy; Susan Carr, psychologist, Moore Public Schools; J. Stephen Ford, executive vice president, Zahl-Ford; Jim Hunter, commercial real estate developer; Rose Royal, director of employee relations, compliance and recruiting, Oklahoma Gas & Electric; and Knight.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) will be welcoming new officers and six new board members who will begin their term July 1. In addition, Roman Chavez, senior member relations specialist at Oklahoma Gas & Electric, took over as board chair for 2013-2014.

“Being first a volunteer as an apartment sponsor, I have seen firsthand how NSO positively impacts the lives of those who at one time thought they may be homeless forever,” said Brian Knight, new NSO board member. “I’m truly looking forward to serving on the board to be a direct link of building confidence among clients who come to NSO seeking a secure and safe environment for themselves and their children.”

NSO’s new board members include:
Sue Alberti, senior vice president of marketing, Devon Energy
Susan Carr, psychometrist, Moore Public Schools
J. Stephen Ford, executive vice president, Zahl-Ford

Jim Hunter, commercial real estate developer
Brian Knight, CPA and senior associate, Eide Bailly
Rose Royal, director of employee relations, compliance and recruiting, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Officers for 2013 include:

Board Chair – Roman Chavez, senior member relations specialist, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Board Chair Elect – Shawna Dixon, community volunteer

Board Treasurer – Brian Knight,  CPA and senior associate, Eide Bailly

Board Secretary- Vicki Hill, technical analyst, American Fidelity Assurance

Immediate Past Board Chair – D. Mike Robberson, senior vice president, Kirkpatrick Bank

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