Written by Kodey Toney
The Pervasive Parenting Center C.P.R.C. recently received a $2,000 grant from the Walmart Corporation. The Walmart Community Grant is awarded to non-profit organizations within the local store’s community.
Director Kodey Toney said, “We are thankful for the donation. This has been a great blessing to our efforts in assisting families in this area of the state. The funding will go a long way to help area children.”
Pervasive Parenting Center was founded in 2014. is a not-for-profit organization made up of families, local educators, community leaders, and health-care professionals. The organization works to provide a better life for the families in eastern Oklahoma who are coping with disabilities. It was created by Toney and his wife Jennifer to create a network of support for families facing similar challenges to theirs. Their son Konner was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.
The community support allows the PPC to continue the programs that have become vital over the past four years. These programs include: parent support groups, Sibshop, scholarships, classroom grants, trainings, workshops, conferences, Sensitive Santa, social group, autism screenings, peer mentoring, and tutoring,
We work with families in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Haskell, Latimer and surrounding Counties. The Pervasive Parenting Center uses 100% of the funding donated to help families in that area.
Store Manager Jason Remy made the final approval for the funding.
“Jason is a great guy and really works to help not only his customers, but the community we live in,” said Toney. “This funding is a blessing to our families we assist, and is much appreciated.”
For more information on the Pervasive Parenting Center, visit www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org.