OKLAHOMA CITY – The Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy has received a $1,000 donation from home builder McCaleb Homes. Funds will go toward supplies and scholarships for the private Catholic school, which specializes in education for children with autism and other neurological disorders.
The Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy was established fall 2011, thanks to a partnership between The Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, who accredited the school; the University of Central Oklahoma, who assists with staffing and staff training; and Mercy, who provides the facilities, along with the Inasmuch Foundation who provided a loan.
“Each donation is one step closer to securing this school long-term for these kids,” said Kearns. “It means books, supplies and scholarships. We’re very grateful for the generosity of McCaleb Homes.”
McCaleb Homes donates $1,000 to a school or nonprofit for each home it completes in the Arbor Creek (just east of Interstate 35 and 2nd St. in Edmond), based on the home buyer’s choice.
“It’s a really rewarding part of our job,” said Darcy Oviatt, new home consultant at McCaleb Homes. “This homebuyer chose to donate to Good Shepherd because his son works here, and we’re happy to contribute.”
Currently, eight students are enrolled in the school. Once it reaches full capacity, The Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy will enroll approximately 20 students with autism or similar neurological disorders and approximately five neurotypical students, ages 3 to 9. Each student has a behavioral interventionist who provides individual attention throughout each day.
For more information on enrollment and to learn about ways to support the program, call Donna Kearns at 405-752-2264. Read more about the school here.
Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.