City of Alva Pool
January to March - The City of Alva Pool is the 1st Quarter Comm UNITY Vision! The City Pool is in need of funding to help update the 1930 's WP A Facility located at 1402 Flynn in Alva. This project will update the restrooms, showers and sinks with hot water. Funding will help update electricity to the facility as well as help purchase a new pump to circulate and clean the water. Bank It hopes to get funds raised in time to complete the updates prior to opening day in May. This pool has been an inexpensive summer entertainment option for over 80 years!
Each local financial institution in Alva has pledged to be a donation location allowing patrons donate funds at your very own bank! These funds will be collected until March 30, 2017.
ACT I Theater
April to June - ACT I Theater was established in Alva in 1972 to provide community theater for all age groups. The Summer Youth Theater Program allows school age kids (grades k-12; ages 5-18) to participate in stage theater and learn about acting, singing, dancing and set design/building. Youth participate for free and all staff members are volunteers. ACT I needs funding to help purchase the Royalty, Script and Music, build sets, buy props and sew costumes. They hope to raise enough money to replace broken lights, sound equipment, and wireless headset mics. This year’s performances of the musical youth production, Annie, Jr. are June 22, 23, and 24.
Big Five, formerly Head Start,
July to September - Big Five, formerly Head Start, provides a child development program to meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. This program support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment. They offer a free, income based school readiness program that focuses on the social and emotional development for children ages 3-5. They also work closely with Sooner Start and the Alva Public Schools to provide services to children with disabilities. They are raising funds to re-model the children’s classroom area in order to create a better environment that facilitates group learning. Currently the area is separated off by a concrete wall.
Neighbors in Need, local participating food bank,
October to December - This CommUNITY Vision is an annual ’Bank It for the Food Bank’ program. Food and funds can be donated in sup-port of the local participating food bank. This organization feeds between 50-70 fami-lies per month. A little giving can go a long way. The funds will be used to continue to meet these needs by supplementing the items and adding cleaning supplies when possible. Bank It is very proud to call this our annual CommUNITY Vision, because this great organization serves our community in such a powerful way.
Each local financial institution in Alva has pledged to be a donation location allowing patrons to donate food or funds at your very own bank! These funds will be collected until December 31st to go towards the Neighbors in Need CommUNITY Vision. This supports the Alva Wesleyan Food Bank and will serve to help meet their needs in 2017.