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We want to invite you to join our community, our mission to help change just a part of our world. We are passionate about childhood cancer funding and awareness, as well as grassroots community building through friendship and mutual enlightenment. Take our hand and join us in this incredible journey! 
Sweetwater Foundation is our nonprofit that includes Kai's Warriors Against Childhood Cancer (KWACC) and The Community Cup.

Kai's Warriors Against Childhood Cancer (KWACC) was born out of struggle and pain. In May of 2016, almost two year old Kai McAlpin was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer that showed both leukemia and lymphoma symptoms, with the very rare Gamma Delta DNA Markers. He fought hard for almost a year, then on March 14th of 2017, Kai passed on this fight to us, leaving behind a legacy beyond his almost three years of life. Because of his determination and fight, we continue on today, helping families stricken with childhood cancer, as well as his story being incremental in getting a new law passed to increase funding for childhood cancer. Many families are forced to choose their careers or their children after diagnosis. Many families go bankrupt due to the overwhelming expenses that incur during this lengthy journey, that for many, lasts the rest of the child's life. Our mission is to provide financial, mental and interfaith spiritual support to families and their children. To date, we have been able to financially help several families with donations of thousands of dollars and we hope to continue raising the number of families and donations to help them offset their extreme expenses that come from caring for a child with cancer.
KWACC is also in the process to become a permanent donor to the St. Francis Children's Hospital Oncology floor with gifts that will help families who spend such a great deal of their time there.

The Community Cup is a Tahlequah based community development outreach that hopes to provide a coffeehouse setting for nondenominational interfaith dialogue and community building with empowerment and cultural understanding. This will be accomplished by having coffeehouse style events such as live bands, open mike nights, poetry slams, art exhibits, current event discussions, topic led conversations, youth group activities, as well as being a base for events such as blood donation, free haircuts for those who cannot afford them, dry food pantry, space for other nonprofits to meet, as well as have Cherokee language nights and cultural activities, etc. We would like to provide free-will donation drip coffee during open hours and specialized coffee drinks for sale. This outreach will provide a safe space for the Tahlequah community to gather in a positive oriented place, where all are welcome to become part of the community in a deeper and more understanding way.

We are a State of Oklahoma nonprofit with a local board and are an official IRS 501.c.3.
Tiers
4 X 6 Photo
$5 or more per month
Coffee or Tea
$20 or more per month
  • One Specialty Coffee or Tea Drink per Week at Community Cup (once opened) 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Viking Rubber Duckie Set
$75 or more per month
  • Set of the Treasured and Infamous Warrior Kai Viking Rubber Duckies
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
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We would love to have one Patron who feels that call, urge to help us by providing a building (rent free, gift in kind for tax write off purposes, decreased rent, anything to help ian obtain our vision) in downtown Tahlequah that is suitable for a coffeehouse type of location. 
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We want to invite you to join our community, our mission to help change just a part of our world. We are passionate about childhood cancer funding and awareness, as well as grassroots community building through friendship and mutual enlightenment. Take our hand and join us in this incredible journey! 
Sweetwater Foundation is our nonprofit that includes Kai's Warriors Against Childhood Cancer (KWACC) and The Community Cup.

Kai's Warriors Against Childhood Cancer (KWACC) was born out of struggle and pain. In May of 2016, almost two year old Kai McAlpin was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer that showed both leukemia and lymphoma symptoms, with the very rare Gamma Delta DNA Markers. He fought hard for almost a year, then on March 14th of 2017, Kai passed on this fight to us, leaving behind a legacy beyond his almost three years of life. Because of his determination and fight, we continue on today, helping families stricken with childhood cancer, as well as his story being incremental in getting a new law passed to increase funding for childhood cancer. Many families are forced to choose their careers or their children after diagnosis. Many families go bankrupt due to the overwhelming expenses that incur during this lengthy journey, that for many, lasts the rest of the child's life. Our mission is to provide financial, mental and interfaith spiritual support to families and their children. To date, we have been able to financially help several families with donations of thousands of dollars and we hope to continue raising the number of families and donations to help them offset their extreme expenses that come from caring for a child with cancer.
KWACC is also in the process to become a permanent donor to the St. Francis Children's Hospital Oncology floor with gifts that will help families who spend such a great deal of their time there.

The Community Cup is a Tahlequah based community development outreach that hopes to provide a coffeehouse setting for nondenominational interfaith dialogue and community building with empowerment and cultural understanding. This will be accomplished by having coffeehouse style events such as live bands, open mike nights, poetry slams, art exhibits, current event discussions, topic led conversations, youth group activities, as well as being a base for events such as blood donation, free haircuts for those who cannot afford them, dry food pantry, space for other nonprofits to meet, as well as have Cherokee language nights and cultural activities, etc. We would like to provide free-will donation drip coffee during open hours and specialized coffee drinks for sale. This outreach will provide a safe space for the Tahlequah community to gather in a positive oriented place, where all are welcome to become part of the community in a deeper and more understanding way.

We are a State of Oklahoma nonprofit with a local board and are an official IRS 501.c.3.

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Tiers
4 X 6 Photo
$5 or more per month
Coffee or Tea
$20 or more per month
  • One Specialty Coffee or Tea Drink per Week at Community Cup (once opened) 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Viking Rubber Duckie Set
$75 or more per month
  • Set of the Treasured and Infamous Warrior Kai Viking Rubber Duckies
  • Plus all previous rewards