2023 Kitchen Tour
Dear Kitchen Tour Supporter,
Thanks to your generosity, the 2023 Kitchen Tour was a huge success! We were able to donate a total of $35,500 – and we could not have done it without our sponsors, advertisers, in-kind sponsors, homeowners, volunteers and of course those who came to the tour. We have given $17,750 to Vizavance, $8,875 to Healthy Schools Oklahoma and $8,875 to the Alliance Community Service Team.
Vizavance, formerly known as Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, advances children's education by identifying vision issues as early as possible. The organization provides free screenings at public and private schools, daycares and Head Start Centers located in all 77 Oklahoma counties. Funds raised will help Vizavance purchase more SPOT Vision Screeners, which provide results in seconds. Almost half of potentially blinding conditions can be prevented if identified early.
Healthy Schools Oklahoma (HSOK) promotes healthy lifestyle choices among children, families and school faculty by improving the quantity and quality of health and physical education programs statewide. About 38,000 students, families and faculty benefited from their educational programs in the 2022-23 school year. In addition, HSOK schools receive financial assistance, public recognition, educational ideas, evidence-based health and physical education curricula, assessment materials, technical assistance and newsletters.
The annual Kitchen Tour also funds Alliance Community Service initiatives, in which our organization donates funds, goods and volunteer hours to support nonprofits in Oklahoma County all year.
Thank you again for supporting our organization and community! We hope you will join us again in 2024. Please watch for sponsorship and advertising letters in the new year, and details will also be posted on our website at www.ocmsalliance.org.
Tessa Wicks & Margo Ward
Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance
2023 Kitchen Tour Chair and Chair Elect