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Oklahoma City Office Teams Up With United Way, Positive Tomorrows

November 20, 2018
Eric Waggoner, Jessica Gay, Kayla Martin, Tricia Hatley, Scott Hilborn, Brandon Huxford, Tim Vermillion, Luke Andreasen

Continuing Freese and Nichols' guiding principle of giving back to our communities, the Oklahoma City office partnered with United Way of Central Oklahoma and Positive Tomorrows.

On Nov. 11, employees heard from representatives from United Way of Central Oklahoma and Positive Tomorrows, one of their 58 partner agencies. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically for children experiencing homelessness. They work toward removing learning barriers, such as hunger, transportation and lack of basic necessities. They provide a bus and van system along with breakfast, lunch and a snack every day with food prepared for the weekend.

On Oct. 11, the Oklahoma City office participated in Positive Tomorrow’s Pumpkin Carving and Painting Day. Freese and Nichols purchased 16 large pumpkins and carving kits for students. Half of the office helped the kindergarteners paint their pumpkins any color they wanted, and the other half helped the older kids carve their pumpkins.

“Carving pumpkins is something most of us take for granted, and it was such an impactful experience to see how Positive Tomorrows goes above and beyond to provide not only an education but incredible experiences for the children as well,” said Kayla Martin, EI.

After volunteering with Positive Tomorrows and hearing what all they do, Eric Waggoner, EI, Engineer, said that “Positive Tomorrows is a great organization that impacts lives for the better every single day. Seeing first hand and being a participant for one of the many events that they hold has also made a positive influence in my life. I look forward to continue to work with this organization for years to come.”