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Innovative approach helps child overcome a lifetime of trauma

Innovative approach helps child overcome a lifetime of trauma

January 23, 2013

Lizzie’s deep brown eyes tell a story that no child should ever be able to tell. Before she was even seven years old, Lizzie had been the victim of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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NextEra Energy Duane Arnold Contributes $10,000 to Four Oaks Children

NextEra Energy Duane Arnold Contributes $10,000 to Four Oaks Children

December 21, 2012

Iowa’s only nuclear power plant is brightening the holiday season for children receiving services through Four Oaks.

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Partnership for SUCCESS: Margaret's story

Partnership for SUCCESS: Margaret's story

November 15, 2012

As a company, CenturyLink places great importance on giving back to the communities it serves. In Cedar Rapids, all it took was one employee named Margaret.

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Partnership for SUCCESS: Margaret's story

Partnership for SUCCESS: Margaret's story

November 15, 2012

As a company, CenturyLink places great importance on giving back to the communities it serves. In Cedar Rapids, all it took was one employee named Margaret.

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TotalChild makes headlines

TotalChild makes headlines

November 12, 2012

"Four Oaks’ TotalChild program just might be the type of bold, broad community initiative we need to put local at-risk kids on the path to a successful future and help restore neighborhoods," Gazette Editorial Board.

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The children were nestled all snug in their beds…

The children were nestled all snug in their beds…

November 7, 2012

At Four Oaks, will have more than 175 boys and girls with us for the Holidays. We will make sure they’re tucked in bed, but for a truly pleasant and meaningful season, we need your help.

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The children were nestled all snug in their beds…

The children were nestled all snug in their beds…

November 7, 2012

At Four Oaks, will have more than 175 boys and girls with us for the Holidays. We will make sure they’re tucked in bed, but for a truly pleasant and meaningful season, we need your help.

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Success on and off the court

Success on and off the court

September 27, 2012

When Nick D’Amico, Director of the Achievement Academy, expressed that he would love to start a summer basketball league but would need portable basketball hoops to do so, Van Meter stepped up to the challenge.

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Success on and off the court

Success on and off the court

September 27, 2012

When Nick D’Amico, Director of the Achievement Academy, expressed that he would love to start a summer basketball league but would need portable basketball hoops to do so, Van Meter stepped up to the challenge.

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Raffle supports kids in more ways than one!

Raffle supports kids in more ways than one!

September 20, 2012

What are the odds that a foster parent would win the Built by Pros playhouse raffle and then donate the playhouse to Four Oaks? Very slim, considering there were 7, 141 tickets in the tumbler when Ruth Ehrhardt’s name was drawn.

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