Holiday help deadlines approach

TULSA - Holiday meals, parties and gifts are right around the corner and if you're going to need some help this year you're facing a short deadline.

211 compiles information from helping agencies and many of those that provide food, toys and other gifts to people in need during the holidays close registration in October to prepare for all those they'll assist.

It's simple to find out what's available not only for the holidays but year round; just pick up the phone and dial 211.   Give your zip code and find out which agencies may be able to help you.

And if you'd like some extra holiday cheer by giving and helping others you can call 211 to see which agencies are making baskets, serving meals or getting toys for children who would otherwise go without.   Contact that charity, directly, to offer your giving spirit and helping hands.

You may also want to check with your child's school or your place of worship to see if there's a holiday drive you can join.

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