Families are never charged for any services provided by Dearing House. Funding is primarily through a contract with the State of Oklahoma and other grants, but your donations fill in the gap and ensure that Dearing House is able to continue providing services to families as well as the extensive professional development provided to law enforcement, prosecutors and social workers. All donations to this non-profit 501(c)3 are tax-deductible. Thank you for helping us hear, help and heal victims of child abuse!
With your donations of physical supplies, more funding and focus is able to go directly to helping children. It's vital that children feel welcomed and supported when they arrive at Dearing House, so everyone is welcomed with drinks and snacks. Chocolate and meals for the team are also helpful when staff, law enforcement officers and social workers start to feel the stress of the very difficult situations they are investigating and offering services for. Donations of the following are accepted all year long:
Reams of Copy Paper
Regular or Postcard Postage Stamps
Paper Plates, Napkins, Plastic Utensils
Styrofoam Coffee Cups
Individually Wrapped Snacks - Fruit Roll-Ups, Crackers, etc
Small Juice Boxes and Water Bottles
Pizza Gift Cards
Fish Fry For the Small Fry
We're looking forward to the 7th annual Fish Fry for the Small Fry on Friday, June 19, 2020! The event will be held at beautiful Standing Bear Park starting at 6pm...until the food runs out! All proceeds benefit Dearing House's mission of hearing, helping, and healing victims of child abuse. You can purchase a tasting kit for $10 in advance at Dearing House or at the event. Children under 10 eat free with a grown-up. You'll be able to sample a variety of fish, meat, side dishes and desserts that were prepared by over a dozen local agencies and businesses and then you'll cast your vote for your favorites. The teams donate all their time and provide all their own food so that all proceeds from tickets will go directly to services for children at Dearing House.
The cooking teams and sponsors are the foundation of this event. Contact us to be a cooking team or for more information on how you can sponsor to help with publicity, prizes and preparations for this big day!