TCBF COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The TCBF Community Outreach Committee provides volunteer lawyers to charitable or civic organizations and supports community projects including Habitat for Humanity and The Day Center for the Homeless. Annual service projects include “Santa Brings a Law Suit,” a professional clothing drive, and the “Welcome Home Project,” a household item drive benefiting the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless helps find safe, affordable housing for the homeless in our community. This is an opportunity to provide assistance and support to families and individuals making the transition from the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless to their own homes or apartments. The Community Outreach Committee helps provide each new household with basic items for their new home.


Welcome Home Project

Household Item Drive Benefiting Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless

 

Welcome Home Project (header graphic)WHAT:  TCBF Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring this drive to collect household items to be donated to Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless’ clients.

WHY:  The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless helps find safe, affordable housing for the homeless in our community.  This is an opportunity to provide assistance and support to families and individuals making the transition from the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless to their own homes or apartments.  You can help provide each new household with basic items for their new home. Your donation of any or all items listed below will help someone truly starting over feel welcomed into their new home and new life.

WHEN:  This year’s drive will be held June 13, 2016 – June 24, 2016.

WHERE:  Items can be collected at your place of business and then delivered to the Tulsa Bar Center no later than Friday, June 24, 2016. Please collect the items listed below in bags, boxes, or any other container that will be easy to transport.

GOAL:  To prepare fifty (50) “welcome home kits.”  A welcome home kit is made up by the items listed below.  Duplicates of any of the items listed below are always welcomed.

CASH:  Many individuals and firms will prefer to make cash donations.  We have estimated the cost per “welcome home kit” to be approximately $125.00.  Such donations should be made payable to the Tulsa County Bar Foundation and mailed to the Tulsa County Bar Center.  The memo line should read: Community Outreach, Welcome Home Project.  We will provide these cash donations, along with the collected household items to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, so it can purchase additional household items after it determines the areas of greatest need.  All donations are tax deductible, and tax receipts will be provided.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact:

Ashley R. Webb (918) 587-3161, awebb@riggsabney.com

Christina M. Vaughn (918) 592-9830, christina.vaughn@crowedunlevy.com

DOWNLOAD INFO PACKET

ITEMS TO BE COLLECTED

Items to be Collected
– Skillet
– Pot Holder
– Sauce Pan
– Shower Curtain Liner & Rings
– 2 Sets of Dishes (plates, bowls, and cups/mugs)
– All-Purpose Cleaner
– 2 Drinking Glasses (plastic or glass)
– Ajax/Comet
– 2 Kitchen Towels/Cloths
– Twin/Full Blanket
– 2 Sets of Flatware (knife, fork, and spoon)
– 2 Sets of Bath Towels & Washcloths
– Cooking Utensils (1 spatula, 2 ladles, 1 large spoon)
– Set of Twin Sheets
– Can Opener (hand-operated)
– Bed Pillows
– Paring Knife
– 2 Cleaning Cloths
– 2 Sponges
– Alarm Clock (with batteries, if needed)
– Dish-washing Liquid (for hand washing dishes)
– Current year’s Calendar

* These items do not have to be matching sets and may be gently used.  Please be sure they are clean and in very good condition. Additional items appreciated include, brooms, mops, and land-line telephones.


Santa Brings a Law Suit

SantaSuitOnce again, the Tulsa County Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the TCBA, is gearing up for its ever-popular “Santa Brings a Law Suit” clothing drive. The drive annually provides business attire to men and women in need so they may make the best possible impression during a critical job interview or their first day of work. The legal community is particularly well “suited” for this task as so many of us wear professional attire every day. If you have professional or business casual clothes for men or women – suits, dresses, skirts, blouses, dress pants and shirts, ties, belts, shoes, etc. – please begin to put them aside for the benefit of needy and deserving Tulsans.

THIS YEAR’S DRIVE BEGINS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 AND RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2016

Clothing can be dropped off at the locations listed below during regular business hours. All items should be clean, on hangers and ready to wear. At the conclusion of this year’s drive, the TCBF’s Community Outreach Committee will deliver the clothing to Tulsa area charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army, John 3:16 Mission, and Women in Recovery, who truly appreciate and utilize your donation of professional attire to better our community. Your generosity is greatly appreciated (and tax deductible.) Tax receipts will be made available if you leave your name, mailing address, and a general description of the items donated at the time you drop off your donations. Let’s have a wonderful holiday season, and build on the past success of this drive by cleaning out our closets and helping Tulsans get back to work!

Drop-Off Locations:

TULSA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

1446 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119

RIGGS, ABNEY, NEAL, TURPEN, ORBISON & LEWIS, INC.

502 W 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74119

TULSA COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION

Ashley R. Webb,Community Outreach Committee Chair

Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, Inc.

awebb@riggsabney.com or (918) 587-3161

TULSA COUNTY BAR

1446 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119

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