Charities We Support
The OBC donates throughout the year to many organizations to help pay for specific programs. In recent years, we have paid for specialized veteran support, summer camps and after-school activities for young people, and research towards the advancement in the eradication of multiple diseases and cancers. Below are a few of the organizations we have supported along with a description on their impact around us and in the community.
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences (described as "wishes") to children with life-threatening medical conditions. In order to qualify for a wish, the child must be between the ages of 2 and a half and 18 at the time of referral. It is the child's physician that ultimately decides if a child is eligible.
The Evansville Rescue Missions exists to glorify God by meeting the basic needs of those we serve and by sharing with them the life-changing message that “Jesus Saves”. The ERM strives to see every man, woman and child we serve equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. The organization, which holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code, has its headquarters in Atlanta, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles. BGCA is tax-exempt and partially funded by the federal government.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's Disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
911 Gives Hope is a group of Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics from Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick County, Indiana, and Henderson County, Kentucky dedicated to improving the lives of children and people with disabilities in the local community.
Soldier Dogs for Independence is a nonproﬁt organization (application pending) designed to help our local veterans who live with physical and/or mental injuries. They offer hand-picked dogs from local shelters that are available for trial, adoption, or veterans may enroll with their own dog upon SDI approval. All Soldier Dogs follow the regulations under the American Disabilities Act Approved Service Dogs for America.
Holly's House is a child and adult advocacy center for victims of intimate crimes. It is a safe location where adult and child victims of intimate violence are interviewed. A multi-disciplinary team including the Prosecutor's Office, Police Department, County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of Child Services work together to provide protection and justice. Advocates from Albion Fellows Bacon Center or a counselor from the Lampion Center are also available to provide support for the victims and their families.
The Hope for Heather is a not-for-profit corporation in memory of Heather Weeks, who lost her life to cancer at age 24. Heather was an advocate for women’s cancer and committed to raising funds to find a cure. Through your donation, the Hope for Heather will continue Heather’s dream of educating all women on the major symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.
The groups who use the facilities of the "PAL" come from various walks of life and organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Neighborhood associations, Washington Hillcrest Youth Home, Boy Scouts, ARC, Evansville YMCA Canoe Club, and various foster groups and group homes within Vanderburgh County. During the summer camp program more than 2000 children visit the camp. There is never any cost to the children or their organization.