The Edmond Sun

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August 3, 2012

Peppers Ranch receives $15,000 grant

EDMOND — Peppers Ranch Inc. announced this week they were awarded a grant by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in the amount of $15,000 from the Opportunities for Children iFund. This grant will be used to expand Peppers Ranch’s tutoring program for foster children.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future.

Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community is on 240 acres southwest of Guthrie and is home to seven families and 41 children, of which 22 have a sibling living at the ranch.

 The ranch provides art therapy, and equestrian riding program, FFA and 4-H Chapter, healthy cooking for kids, reading and academic tutoring. Peppers Ranch’s goal is to provide tutoring and reading programs for children to enable them to continue on with education and break the cycle of abuse and neglect from which they have come. Certified teachers are hired independently to provide tutoring for the foster children at Peppers Ranch, children in the county, and area wide through Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services.

To learn more about Peppers Ranch, call 348-8333.

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