Oh, the places you'll go

When you graduate high school or college you will probably receive one or two copies of the Dr. Suess book "Oh, the places you'll go."  Well I haven't gone far from my home state of Oklahoma since graduating college, but I have had the great pleasure of seeing the wonderful "places" Infant Crisis Services has gone.

This year I am going into my fourth year working at Infant Crisis Services. Before I came to work at Infant Crisis Services in 2009, I was a volunteer and also did my final PR project in college over the organization. It has been great to see and be a small part of all the growth Infant Crisis Services has undergone in the last few years.

The Donald W. Reynolds Center

I was volunteering at Infant Crisis Services the day Miki, our executive director, found out we had received the grant to build a new facility.  What a blessing this building has been! We fed and diapered our 150,000 babies last May and served a record number of 14,029 babies and toddlers last year.


In August 2010, Infant Crisis Services opened two new branches at SW Medical Center and Variety Care. This had been a dream for quite some time to embed in another organization. The day of the ribbon cutting everyone was filled with excitement and joy for the new adventure. Since the opening of the branches, Infant Crisis Services has served 1,348 babies and toddlers.

Boots and Ball Gowns Gala

Boots and Ball Gowns Gala was originally a celebration for Infant Crisis Services 25th anniversary. I was at the first event where there were about 250 of Infant Crisis Services’ closest friends and donors in attendance. It was such a blast and has only gotten better! This year, almost 700 people attended the event and it raised more than $130,000.  Included is a picture of my sister and I with Ree Drummond, our special guest this year!  She was very sweet!

These are just a few of the wonderful things I have gotten to experience in the past few years.  I can’t wait to continue to see the growth and good Infant Crisis Services is doing for our community.

Amy Spielberger
Public Relations Coordinator