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Joe Dorman’s Holiday for Heroes program delivers thousands of holiday cards to hospitals and veterans centers each year. | Photo

Oklahoma veterans and soldiers receive holiday cheer through Holiday for Heroes

2014 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma governor Joe Dorman leads the effort to send Christmas cards to recovering veterans in the state.

COVER TEASER: Santa’s helpers in OKC strive to spread seasonal cheer

P.21 Oklahoma City is full of Santas of all races, ethnicities and beard lengths — some even represent the jolly man year-round. They don the costume, patiently listen to holiday wishes, radiate seasonal cheer and remind us all what the season is really about: kindness, love and family. Oklahoma Gazette introduces you to three of

(Design Christopher Street / Photo Garett Fisbeck / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Classen Boulevard becomes an outreach hub for many of the city’s most at-risk citizens

Wilkinson said while each organization addresses specific sets of needs, the work being done in the corridor of hope is all about outreach and uplift.


New book shares a century of Sunbeam Family Services’ community service

“There were plenty of times where the outlook was grim,” said Erin Engelke, Sunbeam Family Services chief external relations officer. “But then someone would step in and help Sunbeam keep the doors open.”

COVER TEASER: Corridor of hope

Cover Teaser: Oklahoma City nonprofits make their home along Classen Boulevard, creating a destination social services district serving the city’s most in-need communities. P. 24 and 25 By George Lang and Kara Stewart. Cover by Chris Street. Metro nonprofits band together along Classen Boulevard to aid our community’s most in-need


Mental Health Association Oklahoma collects needed items for homeless

MHAOK’s BetterBox Project raises community awareness about homelessness and offers housing assistance.

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