Assistance League® of Tulsa supports a number of other philanthropic programs, including:
BETTY BRADSTREET ASSISTANCE FUND
Funds from the Emma R. Showman Trust endowed the Betty Bradstreet Assistance Fund in 2003. The interest and dividends generated for the principal are awarded to fine arts teachers for local public school districts. Grants totaling $46,000 were awarded in 2016-2017.
CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN PROGRAM
Clothing and supplies are given to the Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children, a state-run facility for children awaiting foster care. The center prepares a wish list and we supply the requests that have included car seats, clothing, Pac ‘N Plays, and diapers. Those same items are provided to Emergency Infant Services to assist families, children, and infants in need.
In partnership with Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Assistance League® of Tulsa supports the homeless and those most vulnerable with mental health issues. Our shared goal is to help prevent homelessness and assist those who are at high risk due to mental illness and other hardships.
We have provided “Welcome Baskets” with household items for new residents in housing complexes for low income individuals. Clothing, shoes, and accessories were provided from Bargains Thrift Shop for the models of the Fashion and Talent Showcase. Assistance League® of Tulsa also has also provided food for Thanksgiving Dinners and other events.
LIFE SENIOR SERVICES
We support our senior citizens in our community by partnering with Life Senior Services. Members host parties and attend events at their adult daycare centers.
We also provide Care Baskets for the Advantage Program Case Managers clients, and each year we fill Christmas stockings for fixed income clients.
WASTE NOT PROGRAM
Provides an expanded community service emphasis to oversee distribution of unusable/unsellable items donated to Bargains Resale Shop or any other Assistance League® of Tulsa program to other non-profit organizations.
The Waste Not Program supports:
Project Elf, Catholic Charities, Community Intervention Center, Day Spring Villa, Dividing Bread, Family and Children’s Services, Denver House, and the City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma.
NO NEED GOES UNANSWERED
Assistance League® of Tulsa can respond to certain specific community needs which do not fit within the other program guidelines.