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2 Works for You viewers donate 800 blankets in drive

Posted: 11:58 AM, Dec 14, 2018
Updated: 2019-02-01 18:50:35-05
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TULSA — The 2 Works for You Warming Hearts & Hands drive completed on Jan. 31 and thanks to the generosity of our viewers, we are able to help a lot of people in need.

The 2019 Warming Hearts & Hands drive collected;

  • 800 blankets
  • 200 pairs of gloves
  • 60 coats

HOW PEOPLE DONATED:

  • December 22 through January 31, 2019, there was a drop off for blankets and new gloves or mittens at the December 22 basketball game between the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University or the Tulsa Oilers game or at any of the locations listed below.

WARMING HEARTS & HANDS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 22
FREE tickets to the an upcoming ORU basketball game if you donate to the donation bin at the ORU vs. TU game.

Drop off blankets or new gloves at the Tulsa Oilers hockey game at the BOK Center. Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier will drop the puck. Two bins will be set up on the main concourse for fans to drop off their blankets and gloves. Tickets to the game are available by calling 918-632-7825, or visiting www.tulsaoilers.com .

December 22-January 31
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. drop off at:

Any used blankets donated will be cleaned by UniFirst. Gloves and mittens will need to be new and attached in pairs.
To Make Monetary Donations
You can click here to make a monetary contribution Family & Children's Services . The Scripps Howard Foundation is matching all donations up to $1,500.

Who will get the blankets and gloves that you donate? Most of the donations will go to the F&CS Homeless Outreach Team which assists homeless adult individuals who are diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Some of these individuals are served at the Tulsa City County Libraries and at the Iron Gate Soup Kitchen and Pantry.

In addition, many of the F&CS partner organizations will benefit. These include Iron Gate, Tulsa City County Libraries, Salvation Army, 41 Tulsa Public Schools and thirteen Head Start programs through the Community Action Project.

Family & Children's Services (F&CS) heals traumatized and abused children, strengthens individuals and families, and provides hope and a path to recovery for those battling mental illness and addictions. F&CS does this through 53 life-changing programs that serve 120,000 individuals, or 1 in 6 Tulsans each year.

SPONSORS:

UniFirst Uniforms and Facility Services

GenScripts Pharmacy

Tulsa Oilers

Oral Roberts University

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