TCBF Community Outreach Partners with Lawyers Fighting Hunger
Lawyers Fighting Hunger (formerly Lawyers Against Hunger) has announced this November it along with Live Local, Give Local (livelocalgivelocal.com) will be distributing Turkeys and pantry boxes for the 5th year in a row to Oklahoma families. With the help of lawyers, local businesses, and individuals across the State Lawyers Fighting Hunger raised over $80,000.00 last year resulting in thousands of less fortunate Oklahoman families having a Thanksgiving turkey meal that they otherwise would not have had. With the SNAP program being taken out of the agriculture bill this year, funding has been significantly cut. SNAP is the program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities, including Oklahomans who are right at the poverty level struggling to make ends meet. More than ever, our mission to help feed more families than last year is needed.
Tulsa will be distributing its Turkeys and Food boxes on Monday November 25 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the parking lot of the Vault Restaurant. We will have kids arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, free hotdogs and hamburgers provided by Arnie’s Bar and the Dog House.
Tulsa will be partnering again with Iron Gate Ministries, a Tulsa soup kitchen to identify and screen participants of the event. Recipients will come from a variety of other organizations who have been pre-screened including various veterans groups; Day Spring Villa; Emergency Infant Services; Youth Services of Tulsa; Veterans Administration; Veterans Administration Drug Court; Tulsa Mental Health Association and Indian Health Care, along with a few others.
“We are unique in fundraising because any monies raised in Tulsa stay in Tulsa,” Hugh Robert, co-founder of Lawyers Fighting Hunger said. That also applies to campaigns in Oklahoma City and Norman. To this end, recently Lawyers Fighting Hunger partnered with Iron Gate Ministries, Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank, and Emergency Infant Services to launch a campaign entitled “Live Local, Give Local” where they will empower donors to connect with local charities with the express purpose of addressing hunger. You can see more information at http://www.livelocalgivelocal.com/.
We would greatly appreciate each Tulsa County Bar Association member’s consideration in helping to fund and benefit this great cause. Each box of food and turkey cost around $45 per family. All donations are tax deductible and can be made by corporations or individuals. The deadline for giving is November 11, 2013. The Tulsa County Bar Foundation Community Outreach Committee will match up to $1,500.00 in total donations made by TCBA members. You can donate online by clicking the Donate button on this page.
Santa Brings a Lawsuit is Back!
Once 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 TUESDAY, NOV. 12TH AND RUNS THROUGH DEC. 13TH.
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!
Questions may be directed to:
Grant T. Lloyd email@example.com or (918) 585-2394 TCBF Community Outreach Committee Chair
TULSA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
1446 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119
RICHARDS & CONNOR, PLLP
525 South Main Street, Ste. 1200, Tulsa, OK 74103
320 S. Boston, Ste. 200, Tulsa, OK 74103
-donations at Hall Estill may be dropped off on 2nd floor with receptionist.