TULSA - The annual Riley's Closet school uniform give-away is Saturday August 6, 2011. The event begins at 9am at 1631 E. 15th Street, near 15th & Utica in Tulsa.
Riley started the charity Riley's Closet three years ago at the age of ten when she was a fifth grader at Eliot Elementary.
Now she's a student at Edison Preparatory School and friends have joined her efforts to collect and distribute needed school uniforms.
The first year 89 students received uniforms and last year about 190 children received help.
You can get involved to help more students by joining Channel 2, Fox Cleaners and Project Elf in our school uniform drive. Click here to learn more. Project Elf works with Tulsa Public Schools to distribute uniforms to children who need them. You can drop off clothes or donations to any Fox Cleaners location through the end of August.
Click here for information on Riley's Closet, Project Elf and help from Catholic Charities.
Another opportunity to lend a hand through a school supply drive Thursday August 10, 2011
American Airlines partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.
Scott Orr with American Airlines shares this information:
2011 School Supplies Drive Donor: For the second consecutive year, American Airlines has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Oklahoma to provide school supplies for local children in need. Thank you for considering a donation to serve the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters through our annual School Supply Drive. We truly appreciate the impact your donation will make in our community and for your assistance and generosity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for making a BIG difference in a child's life this school year.
Who we are: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor-supported volunteer organization that places caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Through the positive impact of those friendships, children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to begin using drugs, begin using alcohol or engage in negative conflict.
What we need School Supplies: Back Packs, Wide & College ruled loose leaf paper, blue ball point pens, #2 pencils, Pencil erasers (soft) or eraser tops, Glue Sticks, White Glue, Rulers, Subject Dividers, Scissors, Pencil Cases, Wide & College Ruled Spiral Notebooks, Folders with Brads, & Pockets, Broad & Thin Tip Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper, 1-Inch Three Ring Binders, Highlighters.
School Supply Drive: Through generous donor commitments, funds are raised and school supplies are provided to Littles and their siblings to prepare for the first day of school. For every $30.00 donated or raised through the AA internal employee auction site, a backpack full of supplies will be given to a child in need this new school year!
Our Partnership: American Airlines IT Department has generously committed to raising funds and collecting school supplies to serve over 2,000 children.
Timeframe: School Supplies Drop box: Through Aug 10th. 1) BBBS 5840 S. Memorial Dr Tulsa OK 2) First United Methodist Church 1115 S. Boulder Ave Tulsa OK 3) AA Credit Union, 12411 E 96th St North Owasso OK, 4) AA Credit Union 439 Stone Wood Dr Broken Arrow OK.
Click here to see how to make an online cash donation.