Tulsa Area Holiday Gifts and Donations Listing
Whether you contribute a toy to a child in need, serve a meal, or volunteer to help a non-profit, there is no time like the holidays to help others in need.
Updated Oct. 2017
Is your family interested in helping those in need throughout the Tulsa community? Many of these organizations need year-round assistance, but the need is even greater during the holiday months. Find a charity and/or organization in Tulsa that your family can donate items, time or money this holiday season in our list of places to give in Tulsa:
Editor's Note: If your organization has an event that you would like to be included in this list, e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Ministries Alliance, Inc.
The Christian Ministries Alliance is in need of food donations for holiday meals:
- Mac & Cheese
- Sweet Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cranberry Sauce
To donate, contact Rev. W.R. Casey at 918.951.7407.
Child Abuse Network, Inc.
Every donation counts! CAN helps stop the hurt and begin the healing of children going through a child abuse investigation. Items on the Wish List include: Blankets, Blank Journals, Pens, Books (for all ages), Puzzles, Backpacks, Stuffed Animals (new), school supplies, coloring books, crayons, baseball caps, and baseball cards.
For more information, call 918-624-0200 or email email@example.com.
Family & Children's Services
Give overburdened families the happiest of holidays. Adopt a family or help stock F&CS Santa Shop. Toys, books and games for children of all ages are needed in addition to gifts for teens. Clothing, coats, pajamas and HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves and socks), small household items and toiletries, monetary donations or gift/grocery cards are also needed.
For information, call 918.560.1115 or email holidayassistance@fcsokorg.
Coats for Kids
The average daily temperature in Tulsa during the months of December and January is 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and thousands of Oklahoma families cannot afford to buy coats for themselves or for their children during these harsh months. Coats for Kids distributes used or new coats to these families in need and is sponsored by Channel 6, Yale Cleaners, and Catholic Charities. You can drop off your coats at any Tulsa Yale Cleaners location.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys each year and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. If you are looking for a place to donate look no further than your local Fire Station, Toys R US, Baby's R US, or any any Area QuikTrip.
Bike Club-Holiday Angel Tree
Bike Club and Oklahoma Flyers are collecting donations to further their mission of helping children have greater access to cycling and to develop cycling-related skills. Donate online or at participating local bike shops: Spoke House Bicycles, Tom's Bicycles, Bicycles of Tulsa, City Cycles, Phat Tire Bike Shop, and T-Town Bicycles.
TSHA creates a holiday party for kids with hearing loss, complete with a special guest -- a deaf Santa. Your monetary donation could go toward supplies for the party and keep it free for the children and their families.
Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that works with under-resourced elementary schools to support students who are reading six months totwo-and-a-half years below grade-level. Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to deliver a highly effective, research-validated curriculum that has helped thousands of children master foundational reading skills.
Volunteers are needed in our Tulsa elementary schools! Give one hour of your time and volunteer with Reading Partners and to help change a struggling reader's life. Sign up at www.readingpartners.org or call 918-949-1979 today!
Santa Community Project
The Mother’s Group Inc. sponsors this annual event, which brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to Greenwood Cultural Center (322 N. Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120). The kids that attend receive a visit and a complimentary picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in addition to a brand new book suited to their age group. Monetary donations can be sent to their P.O. Box 702915 Tulsa, OK 74170. For more information, contact them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MothersGroupInc.
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering programs such as case management, community voice mail, day center clinic, life skills classes, and onsite access for other service providers. Monetary donations can be made at www.tulsadaycenter.org/index.php and other volunteer opportunities can be found at tulsadaycenter.org/support/volunteer/.
Youth Services of Tulsa
Youth Services programs address the needs of youth and families in our community. Teens are often forgotten during the holidays, so consider “adopting” a teen through Youth Services. In addition to cash donations through www.yst.org/donate/, there are other ways you can help. Please consider becoming a volunteer, or giving in kind donations like new and gently used clothing, furniture and household items.
Iron Gate: Feeding the Hungry and Homeless in Tulsa--Everyday
Serving food, stocking shelves, cleaning plates and clearing tables
Bagging and distributing groceries
Answering phones and data entry
Special events and projects
Packing items for Kid's Packs
Emergency Infant Services
Emergency Infant Services is a non-denominational, non-profit organization which assists over 18,000 infants and toddlers annually. Funded through the generosity of the community, staff and volunteers work together to make sure that infants and toddlers have the essentials they need.
There are so many ways that an individual or a group can make a difference in the lives of these infants and toddlers. Click here to find out how to donate money or supplies.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
The Food Bank provides enough food to provide hungry Oklahomans 396,000 meals each week, and almost 90 percent of the food distributed is donated by local grocers and retailers, national food manufacturers, growers, and individuals and organizations that hold food drives. From volunteering to holding your own canned food drive, you can help in so many ways. Learn more at okfoodbank.org/ways-to-help.
Christmas for Kids Program
Each DHS foster child in Tulsa County completes a form asking what their top two wishes are for Christmas. TAPC asks for sponsors for each of these children, hoping to meet the needs and fulfill the exact wishes for these children. Individuals or businesses may make cash donations, as not every child receives a sponsor. The gifts will be purchased for them. TAPC is looking for individual, family and corporate donors.
TAPC volunteers help at the Laura Dester Children's Center by mentoring and helping the children, transporting goods from various locations, sorting through donations, organizing the warehouse and Foster Family Resource Center, helping with Christmas for Kids, talking with foster families and offering assistance if needed during their visits to teh Resource Center. Donations of new or gently used children's items (i.e. clothing, shoes, toys, strollers, car seats, socks, new undergarments, cribs, beds--frames and mattresses--bedding, etc.) are always appreciated, as are monetary donations.
To donate or volunteer, please contact Chris Siemens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.728.6726.