Households with children and seniors in Tulsa County can receive assistance at Christmas as well as other major holidays. A combination of charities, churches, and even local businesses can provide free toys, gifts, and meals to lower to moderate income families. Many seniors and disabled Tulsa Oklahoma residents can also get help.
What is provided by each of the programs will vary greatly. Since most of the agencies rely on donations, the type of food and gifts passed out are wide ranging. There may be toys such as games or electronic for children, or boxes of food for the entire family. Free clothing or gift certificates are also generally available at Christmas. During Thanksgiving or Easter, most of the support is in the form of a hot meal.
The main agencies to try for help are below. The assistance extends to nearby counties as well, such as Rogers. Each will require a Tulsa Family to apply.
Loaves & Fishes
Address: 11321 E 19th St
Tulsa, OK 74128
Phone number is (918) 234-8577
Mostly Thanksgiving and Christmas food is offered. There may be some free toys for young children or working poor families or those facing a crisis in Tulsa.
Salvation Army Center in Broken Arrow
1400 W Washington St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
There are other locations of the Salvation Army too. They offer counseling, Angel Tree gift programs, Thanksgiving and other meals, counseling, and much more.
Bixby Outreach Center
Main address is 77 E Breckenridge Ave
Bixby, Oklahoma 74008
Phone - (918) 366-9226
The charity only helps residents in Mounds, Haskell, Kiefer, Bixby, Glenpool, Jenks, Leonard, and Liberty.
Tulsa Dream Center
Main address is 200 W 46th St N
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
A Christmas Giveaway is available from the faith based charity.
Skiatook Emergency Assistance Center
Location 319 Rogers Blvd
Skiatook, Oklahoma 74070
Main phone number is (918) 396-1137
Church at Battle Creek
Mailing address is 3817 South Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
Tulsa Department Family and Children's Services
A local Santa Shop provides support to children. Residents are able to “adopt-a-family” for the Christmas season. They can be provided clothing, gifts, toys, hats, household items, and more. Whatever someone wants to donate to a struggling Tulsa County family will be greatly appreciated. Of particular focus is on the disabled or families with someone having a mental illness, but others can register.
They also provide free Christmas help to kids in child custody, and this is part of Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children. The phone number for this service is 918-742-4947.
First Baptist Church
52 E 145th St S
Glenpool, Oklahoma 74033
A Christmas shopping room is offered to clients. There may be shoes, games, coats, toys, stocking stuffers) and more.
Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace - Jolly Christmas Store
Address is 2330 N Quaker in Tulsa.
They only cover families in zip codes of 74126, 74106, 74115, and 74127.
Tulsa County Toys for Tots. Serves children 14 and under. Register online, at the primary website for this Christmas program. Non-profits collect new toys and give them to teenagers, children, and less fortunate families.
Broken Arrow Neighbors
Address: 315 W College St
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
Phone - (918) 251-7781
John 3:16 Mission
Address of the charity is 2027 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74106
They only have free, hot meals.
Christian Ministerial Alliance - Tulsa
Tulsa, OK 74101
Dial (918) 269-0824
Holiday food is offered. There will be both free Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets with groceries, turkeys, and the charity may have referrals to Christmas toy programs in Tulsa County. The help is for families in a crisis.
Salvation Army downtown
102 N Denver.
There is also a site at 601 North Main Street. Financial aid, shelters, Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas assistance is all provided. Free clothes, small toys, dolls for girls or tucks for boys, and more may be offered.
Stutts House Barbecue
2021 E Apache St, Tulsa, OK 74110
Phone - (918) 428-2355
A small number of meals are served, including deliveries to senior citizens and the homebound.
Tulsa County Social Services
2401 Charles Page
Tulsa, OK 74127
The government agency helps coordinates Christmas gifts for hundreds of children, and the parents may be referred to meal sites.
Address is 2450 N Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74115
Telephone - (918) 949-4673
They hold various Toy Drives for low income families with children. Donations from the community of gifts, presents, vouchers for retailers such as Wal-Mart, and food are needed. The assistance is provided to struggling families and those living in poverty. The Tulsa Catholic Charities also supports the elderly in the community.
They also hold the Coats for Kids program in the region. This will give free winter attire, such as boots, gloves, and coats, to children and senior citizens. This is offered in partnership with Yale Cleaners as well as Channel 6.
Tulsa Police – Riverside Division
Only the precinct from 7515 Riverside Drive have some a small amount of toys for children in the area they serve.
Child Abuse Network, Inc
Main office is at 2829 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74129
Holiday assistance is for children and women impacted by domestic violence. Games, books, free toys, school supplies, clothing, and more is provided by CAN.
Location - 8740 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK 74112
Telephone - (918) 832-8742
They only help children that are deaf. Holiday parties are held for them.