Catholic Charities Announces the Return of Green Tie Gala

Monday, November 15th, 2021


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will return in-person to host its 12th annual Green Tie Gala on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. This fundraising event will provide financial support for the Catholic Charities’ Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers in Oklahoma City and Norman.

The evening will be hosted by KWTV’s Amanda Taylor and will include an auction, music, and a special keynote speaker. Auction items include all-inclusive trips, special event tickets, autographed memorabilia, and more.

“This is truly a unique and all-encompassing endeavor,” said Shannon Hill, event chair. “We are honored to a be a part of a ministry that seeks to come alongside all those are in need in our city.”

Being honored with the 2022 Green Tie Ambassador Award – bestowed upon an individual for his or her unwavering support of the works and missions of Catholic Charities - will be presented to Sister Betty Kehoe.

The 2022 Mosaic Award will be presented to Dr. David Chansolme of the Infectious Disease Specialists in Oklahoma City, an organization that has demonstrated, through partnership and involvement, its commitment to the organization.

Proceeds from the annual gala benefit homeless women and children at the Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers in Oklahoma City and Norman. The centers provide social services to homeless and at-risk women and their children to help alleviate the effects of poverty within the community. Trained social workers assess the needs of those seeking assistance including health and nutritional status, income and benefits, mental health status, and safety concerns. In seven years, the development centers have transitioned more than 620 families into permanent housing.

“What we love about the women’s sanctuary is the focus on the whole person,” Hill said. “This ministry includes meeting the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of these women, but it also includes caring for the pets of those who visit, preparing the women for job interviews, and even celebrating their birthdays. For many of these women, it is the first time in their lives they have even been celebrated.”

Catholic Charities assists people of all cultures and to rise out of poverty and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. The agency offers a broad range of programs such as adoption and pregnancy services, counseling, disaster support, family supportive services, homeless support, housing assistance, refugee services, and immigration legal services.

For ticket information and online donations, visit GreenTieGala.com.

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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Guided by Catholic teaching, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City serves those in need, regardless of their faith, through transformative, empowering and dignity-affirming social service programs that seek to eliminate material, emotional and spiritual poverty across Central and Western Oklahoma. To learn more, call 405-523-3000, visit ccaokc.org, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on Sanctuary Women’s Development Center, please visit Sanctuary Women's Development Center

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