Women's Cooperative Initiatives
We love where we live and we want to help our communities grow. Each year the Women’s Cooperative finds fun, new initiatives to be involved with locally and statewide.
The AFR Women's Cooperative teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to challenge members to donate 50,000 meals in 2015 and 50,000 meals in 2016.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma estimates one in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger. When you dig deeper into the stats, one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day. Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation! The council encouraged members to bring canned goods as well as financial contributions to their local food banks during the "Drive Away Hunger with AFR" campaign.
In 2017 the Women's Cooperative State Council turned their attention to needs throughout the state ensuring the blood supply in Oklahoma. The AFR Women's Cooperative "Wanted" Blood Drive encourages members to host a blood drive in their local community. In cooperation with Oklahoma Blood Institute the state council set a goal for AFR members to have a donor from every county across the state in 2017.
The top award will be given for the most units donated at a single blood drive. We will also give awards for the most creative blood drive and the most new donors to locals and counties.
New this year AFR local and county organizations can apply for a Women's Cooperative Initiative Grant. Each grant is an opportunity for your local or county organization to receive funds to host a blood drive. There will be 10- $200 grants awarded across the state. Together we can save lives!
For more information or to apply for a grant please click below: