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Kids Across America

In 1978, the largest organizer of Christian sports camps in America started offering the last week of camp every summer to serve the needs of urban youth. Eventually, the demand for a camp dedicated to serving urban youth and inner-city adult leaders became so great that the first Kids Across America Kamp was built. KAA’s mission is to build Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping and empowering young people and their mentors through camping and education.

Stephen Frank hosts a golf outing each year and asks family, friends and clients to donate to KAA to help sponsor cabins for kids. Each cabin allows 10 underprivileged Tulsa-area kids to attend KAA camp for seven days free of charge.

The Little Light House

The Little Light House is a Christian developmental center dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and their communities. They accomplish this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs from birth to age 6. The Little Light House has been a part of Tulsa since October 3, 1972. What began with one teacher, five students, and five volunteers has grown into a nationally recognized developmental center for children with special needs with more than 40 staff members serving 64 students, alongside many volunteers. The Little Light House does not charge tuition and receives money only from private sources, such as foundations and grants. The organization does not receive funding from government sources or the United Way.

Jim Morella serves on the board of The Little Lighthouse, and he is also learning to play the guitar so that he may eventually play music for the children during their lunch hour.

Home Run

In April 2013, OND hosted a private screening of the movie, Home Run, an independent film about a talented baseball player whose career spins out of control when his life is taken over by addiction. Given a second chance, Cory finds himself on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption. Based on thousands of true stories, Home Run is a powerful reminder that with God, it's never too late ... freedom is possible.

Stephen Frank was one of the financiers of this movie.