How We’re Helping
Women of Compassion started in 2014 to bring women from all backgrounds together for one act of compassion to benefit Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC). Because of these efforts, Women of Compassion has officially donated more than one million dollars to the ministry of OBHC! You have remained faithful throughout the years and we thank you.
2021 Grant Recipients
We had a great day Saturday, April 10 for the Cups of Kindness Event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We laughed and we cried at times with our wonderful musical guest, Melinda McGlasson, and speaker, Debbie Stuart.
The Lord has continued to bless abuntantly, growing Women of Compassion to 245 members and giving a total of $245,000 in grants to benefit OBHC. Thank you for faithfully giving to Women of Compassion and supporting Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness to the children and families who need your support year after year.
It brings us joy to announce the winners of the 2021 Women of Compassion vote. The following ministries each received a $50,000 grant:
- All four residential campuses will install generators. BRT, Madill and Owasso will be equipped to back up freezers in their commissaries. The Oklahoma City Campus will be equipped to generate power in the gymnasium, which may be used for residential shelter in the event of a power outage.
- Hope Pregnancy Center will purchase basic operating supplies at all five centers and mobile unit for one year. Hope will install new signs at the Ardmore and North OKC centers along with a security system at three centers. The grant will also provide gas for the mobile unit.
- Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso will receive replacement windows for the Administration/Education and Family Enrichment Area and an updated gate system for an added layer of security. Remaining funds will go towards the renovation completion of Leake Cottage by building a privacy fence and garage doors. Funds will also allow repairs to sidewalks and driveways at three campus locations.
- A $50,000 grant will go to OBHC’s general operating budget to benefit all OBHC.
- The remaining $45,000 will help Baptist Homes for Girls, Madill with the purchase of a unit to heat and cool the gymnasium, greatly improving the learning environment for the girls on campus.
This year, the Lord has rewarded your efforts, growing Women of Compassion to 211 members and giving a total of $211,000 in grants to benefit OBHC. It is amazing to be a part of this and see how the Lord continues to work during this time through this generous group of women. Through all the uncertainty, you too have remained steadfast.
It brings us joy to announce the winners of the 2020 Women of Compassion vote. The following ministries each received a $50,000 grant:
- Baptist Children’s Home, Oklahoma City will install five new A/C units, new flooring in eight of the transitional duplexes and three light poles to better light the campus.
- Hope Pregnancy Center will purchase an integrated digital phone system to connect all five centers and create an online marketing campaign.
- Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso will resurface 5,300-square-feet of playground with long lasting ground covering and provide a 20-foot by 10-foot fishing dock at the pond.
- A $50,000 grant will go to OBHC’s general operating budget to benefit all of OBHC.
- The remaining $11,000 will help Boys Ranch Town, Edmond replace counter tops in the Young Cottage kitchen and bathrooms with a more durable material.
- Boys Ranch Town received the most votes to begin the major process of replacing the 50-year-old sewage system on campus. The grant will provide funds to immediately address first the sections with broken lines and blockages. This grant awards enough for the major repair, as well as the costs associated with hiring a private contractor to oversee the work. Read More →
- Hope Pregnancy Centers received second place votes to begin a concentrated six-month online messaging strategy to reach the most abortion vulnerable in the state. In the past two years, abortion advocates have made concentrated efforts to promote abortion in Oklahoma. Through this grant, Hope expects more abortion vulnerable clients to walk through their doors and hear the truth before they choose abortion.
- Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso was awarded the last $50,000 grant. The campus will use these funds for added security measures, increasing lighting around the campus walking trail, prayer garden, apartments and park. The grant will also fund a much needed remodel for the gymnasium restrooms, which have not been updated since the gym was built in the 1980s.
- Another $50,000 grant is awarded to the general fund to assist all OBHC ministries, and since more than 200 women joined this year, the remaining money will help LifeWize continue ministry in schools throughout the state.
- The first $50,000 grant was awarded to Baptist Home for Girls, Madill, to renovate two older residential care cottages to include the Children’s Hope program which assists single mothers and their children in need of help by teaching competent parenting skills and financial responsibility through mentoring, training and sharing Christ’s love.
- The second $50,000 grant was awarded to Baptist Children's Home, Owasso, to repair a 500-foot road stretching from the gymnasium parking lot to the vocational-educational building. It will also repair the campus walking trail and provide a new riding lawn mower for the 40-acre campus.
- The remaining $86,000 benefited all the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
When the time came to cast the vote, two very pertinent projects rose to the "top of the cup."
- The first $50,000 grant was awarded to Baptist Children's Home, Owasso, for a new security fence, sidewalk, and the renovation of their transitional living apartments.
- A second $50,000 grant was awarded to Hope Pregnancy Centers, to purchase Trophon ultrasound disinfectant machines, Bibles, prenatal books, and other educational materials.
- The remaining $74,000 benefited all the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
- Receiving the first $50,000 grant is Baptist Children's Home, Owasso, for the restoration of White City Cottage.
- A second $50,000 grant was awarded to Boys Ranch Town, Edmond, for the purchase of new computers and an Internet safety filtration system.
- The remaining $63,000 benefited all the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
At our 2015 annual Cups of Kindness event, Women of Compassion had the blessing of awarding two project submissions. The grant recipients were Boys Ranch Town and our Hope Pregnancy Centers.
- Boys Ranch Town received an eight passenger minivan, 24 mattresses, and 14 pairs of washers and dryers that were delivered to the campus the summer of 2015.
- Our Hope Pregnancy Centers received $29,000 toward their request for advertising. HPC has used the grant for an updated Web page, Google AdWords campaign, radio advertising, bus benches and TV commercials.
- The remaining $50,000 benefited all the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
- The first grant recipient, awarded on April 5, 2014, at our first annual Cups of Kindness event, was Baptist Children’s Home, Oklahoma City. The project submission included a security system for the campus as well as six storm shelters. Both the security system and storm shelters were installed during the summer of 2014.
- The remaining $62,000 benefited all the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
Thank you for faithfully giving to Women of Compassion! Together, we can be a constant reminder to children and families that we serve a God who is certain, unchanged and loves them more than they know! Thank you for making the sacrifice to be a part of Women of Compassion and know it does not go unnoticed. May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness to the children and families who need your support now more than ever.