Archive for November, 2012
For most people, the holiday season is a much awaited time of year when family and friends gather under one roof to celebrate with delicious food, singing, and gifts. Unfortunately, however, not all families are able to experience that same kind of celebration during the holidays due to financial struggles.
To offer help to families in need this holiday season, Sunbeam Family Services in Oklahoma City will be hosting is annual Adopt-A-Family program. Each year, Sunbeam Family Services hosts the program in order to extend a helping hand to families that cannot afford to buy gifts for their loved ones. This is part of the agency’s goal of serving and caring for the poor within the community.
The Adopt-A-Family program will be about gift-giving to selected families in the city. The agency will be accepting gift donations from volunteers in Oklahoma City to give to almost 200 families in need. The receiving families are those that are already served through the agency’s different programs.
Sunbeam will be collecting a list of desired gifts for the families, such as winter coats, toys, and blankets. Those interested in giving a gift can drop it off at the Sunbeam Family Services office at 616 N.W. 21st Street, Oklahoma City. Gifts must be new and unwrapped and valued between $35 to $50 per family member. Gifts can be dropped off until December 13.
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Beginning Nov. 9, AMC Theatres will begin operations at the movie theatre in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. And during the following months, AMC is teaming with Simon Property Group to bring changes to AMC Penn Square 10 that will leave guests excited to come back, again and again.
“AMC has a strong presence in Oklahoma City, and we are very excited to open for business at one of the most popular malls in Oklahoma,” said Mark McDonald, executive vice president of Development at AMC.
When finished, the theatre will feature stadium-style seating and guests will watch the newest releases in luxury, as every seat in the theatre will be a power recliner with footrest. In addition, guests can enjoy an expanded concession menu, including better-for-you items and Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, which offer more than 120 drink options.
“We’re thrilled AMC is bringing its latest technology to Oklahoma City movie fans and their state-of-the-art theatres will enhance our entertainment offerings at Penn Square,” said Greg Zimmerman, Senior Vice President at Simon Property Group.
Construction will begin in December and the theatre will remain open during the renovations, which should be complete by May 1, 2013.
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 338 theatres with 4,865 screens primarily in the United States. The company operates 22 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including four of the top five. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content. AMCTheatres.com.
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 333 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.
Senior citizens deserves love and attention from people around them, but unfortunately, there are many senior citizens that are isolated. This holiday, however, you can show care and love for a senior citizen through gift giving. Holiday shoppers who are in the mood to add one more gift on their list can give senior citizens a gift this Christmas through the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Managed by the Home Instead Senior Care, Be a Santa to a Senior aims to create a way for senior citizens to receive a gift that they want this Christmas.
How does it work?
Seniors are asked to write down their names and desired Christmas gift on an ornament that is placed on a tree. The Christmas trees will be placed in select stores and in the Home Instead Senior office. Those who want to give gifts to seniors can pick an ornament, purchase the gift, and deliver it to the senior care office.
In Edmond, Be a Santa to a Senior program starts next week and will last until until December 7. Trees will be placed at the Home Instead Senior Care office located at 3623 NW 36. The Thrifty Pharmacy stores located at 10904 N May Ave., Oklahoma City, and 230 S Santa Fe Ave., Edmond, will also display trees.