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Apr. 14, 2013

After 100 Years, Sunbeam Family Services Mounts $12M Campaign for New HQ on North Classen

By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor

When Sunbeam Family Services moved to its current location at 616 N.W. 21st Street in 1912, the building was on the northern outskirts of Oklahoma City. Much has changed in the century since then; the city has grown up around the building, which now sits tucked away in a residential neighborhood. And Sunbeam—which offers early childhood education, foster care, counseling and senior services free or a sliding-scale basis—has outgrown its longtime home.

To enhance its mission of serving central Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens, Sunbeam has launched a $12 million capital campaign to raise funds for a new 45,000-square-foot headquarters at 1411 North Classen Boulevard, The City Sentinel reports. Sunbeam has raised $8.4 million toward its goal.

Designed by Rees Associates Inc., the two-story building will provide a user-friendly space in a safe neighborhood for children adults and seniors. The facility will have improved access for the disabled and will be more accessible by bus for low-income clients. Sunbeam’s new headquarters will bring its programs and services together under one roof and trim its overhead. Tulsa-based Flintco L.L.C. will serve as the project’s general contractor.

Rendering: Sunbeam Family Services.

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