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Today's "kindness" news brings us a trifecta of things everyone likes: dogs, students and food. 


Helping college students and their families

Times are tough for many of us, and one group that may need a some help is college students. 

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation has created a fund to help students stay in school despite current financial hardships. The foundation is accepting donations for the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund

"I find time and time again that students do not drop out of college because of academics," said OCCC President Jerry Steward. "Rather, they drop out because of financial hardships related to themselves and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to disrupt the immense successes our students are on their way to achieving, and this drive aims to ensure they can continue on successfully."

The college has already seen a surge of requests for the food pantry. In addition to the emergency fund, OCCC is working to increase the pantry's inventory. The college is also holding a children's supplies drive for baby items such as diapers, formula, and baby food.

Tax-deductible gifts for the emergency fund can be submitted online at www.occc.edu/foundation. Donations for the children's supplies drive can be dropped off, contact-free, on the main campus at 7777 S May Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The dropoff point is outside the Science, Engineering & Math Center (SEM) Entry 1.


Working dogs

While most of us are working at home, our pets are getting either more walks or treats. Some pets, though, haven't been able to go to work to do their job comforting others at hospitals.

The creation of a new facebook page, Therapy Dogs of OKC, is designed to fill that hole. Even if you aren't a health care worker, you might find the page therapeutic, too.

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Greens for a good cause

For every salad purchased at Coolgreens, one will be donated to an area hospital. The "Salads of Hope" initiative will run through April 12 at all Coolgreens locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

“We want to do what we can to support the brave men and women that are working on the frontlines in local hospitals during this pandemic,” said Coolgreens Vice President of Operations Amanda Powell in a news release. 

Last November, Coolgreens introduced tamper-proof packaging for all to-go and third party deliveries to ensure food safety. These are being used for all orders at this time.






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Ken Raymond

Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In... Read more ›

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