Marland's Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster families and children in need, has received a substantial grant of $145,000 from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. The grant will fund essential campus revitalization efforts, enhancing the organization's ability to serve the community and the state.

Ally Broome and Caitlin Clark, staff members of Marland's Place, along with Casey Pruitt, the board President, accepted the grant on behalf of the organization. The funds will be used to replace nine HVAC units, repair and replace flooring in multiple areas, upgrade the gym lighting, and complete various minor maintenance improvements.

Marland's Place focuses on recruiting, training, and supporting foster families who care for children who have experienced severe neglect or abuse, resulting in their removal from their homes. These children are often left without kinship foster options, making them particularly vulnerable and in need of assistance.

The organization aims to be a central resource hub for all children in care, offering a wide range of services and facilities. Their extensive campus features multiple meeting spaces for family visits and a large resource closet stocked with essential items such as clothing for those in need. These services are accessible not only to families associated with Marland's Place but also to any foster family seeking assistance in the local area and throughout Oklahoma.

By completing the necessary upgrades and improvements, Marland's Place will be better equipped to allocate more time and resources to supporting their families, expanding their team of foster parents, and establishing themselves as a statewide resource for large sibling groups in care.

The staff, board members, foster families, and volunteers at Marland's Place express their deep gratitude to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma for their generous support. The grant will significantly contribute to the organization's mission of connecting children with nurturing families and providing them with the care and resources they need to thrive.

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