Chrisitan Services of Oklahoma Hosted “Tot Trot” to Coincide With National Foster Care Month
Christian Services of Oklahoma hosted its inaugural Tot Trot 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk on May 7. Held at Mitch Park in Edmond, the event helped raise funds to support adoption, foster care and maternity home programs.
“Our agency continues to grow and serve more children and families,” said executive director Holly Towers. “This new family friendly event is a great way to help us continue to serve those who are in need.”
Inflatable moon bounces and other activities were available for children during the run and walk.
“We scheduled the event in the evening so that more people could fit it around their work and school schedules,” Towers said. “It was also be a little cooler, which was nice.”
Towers reported that over 200 people participated in the inaugural event, including a group of 50 sent by the Lakehoma Church of Christ in Mustang, OK.
“We are so thankful to the Lakehoma Church for sending so many participants,” said Towers.
The event, which raised over $9,000, was held in May to coincide with National Foster Care Month. Christian Services of Oklahoma provides Christian foster homes for infants in state custody, in addition to private adoption services. Towers stated that the agency plans to make the event an annual occurrence and is already looking at a date for May 2011.
About Christian Services of Oklahoma
Christian Services of Oklahoma is an adoption agency providing comprehensive services to women in unplanned pregnancies and couples wishing to grow their families. Christian Services provides women in crisis pregnancies a place to turn to for guidance. In 2008 the agency began serving infants and young children in state custody by matching them with loving, Christian foster families. Since its inception in 2000, Christian Services has served more than 600 birth-mothers and placed more than 85 babies in loving Christian homes. With the recent addition of a foster care program, even more children and families are being served. For more information visit www.christian-adoption.org.