This is a place to find local fundraisers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll update this list as more fundraising opportunities arise.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is in need of reusable cloth masks. More info here.
Spring for Meals
Now through May 5, swing by any Reasor's location to donate to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's Spring for Meals program. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide the equivalent of 4 meals to those in need. Reasor’s customers can donate in one of the following ways:
Purchase a pre-made sack of the most-needed items for $15. The pre-made sacks are filled with the most requested items from the Food Bank.
Donate any amount at Reasor’s registers. Every dollar customers give at the register will provide the equivalent of four meals to people in need.
Add $1, $5, or $10 to your online order at Reasor’s
Visit https://okfoodbank.org/spring-for-meals/ for more info!
Food For Families
Growing Together and Elote have teamed up to create the Food for Families program to provide weekly meal kits to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each meal kit will be prepared by Elote and Growing Together will help distribute them. Your donation will provide meals for families in need and also provide income to Elote and its staff to prepare the meal kits. For more information or to make a donation, visit https://www.elotetulsa.com/food-for-families/.
Tulsa Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation and Mother Road Market, in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, have created the Tulsa Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to provide support for Tulsans in the food and beverage industry who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can make a tax deductible donation to the relief fund here.
Red Dirt Relief Fund
Since March 16, Red Dirt Relief Fund has provided $100,000 to 400 working Oklahoma music people in the form of one-time emergency grants of $250. Those in the music community in need of a little help can apply for a Red Dirt Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant here. And, if you're able to lend your support, you can donate to Red Dirt Relief Fund here.
With this season's productions postponed, the Tulsa Ballet has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have created the Tulsa Ballet Critical Support Fund and your donation will help support the Tulsa Ballet while they remain closed and without ticket sales.
Arts Alliance Tulsa
Arts Alliance Tulsa has established the Play your pART RELIEF FUND to provide immediate relief grants to arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the Tulsa Zoo's overall operating budget. They are asking for donations in any amount to their emergency operating fund to assist in the care of the zoo's animals and staff. You can make a one-time donation or monthly gift here. You can also help by adding Tulsa Zoo to your personal account on amazonsmile.com. By adding the Tulsa Zoo as your preferred charity, they will receive .05% of all your purchases at no additional cost to you.
You can help the Oklahoma Aquarium by donating to their COVID-19 Relief Fund. Here’s what your donation can do:
$5 gives vitamins to a shark for a week
$10 feeds all their seahorses for a day, including the babies born at the Oklahoma Aquarium
$15 feeds a shark for a week
$25 feeds all the mammals in the Ozark Stream exhibit for a week
$100 provides food and vitamins to their sea turtles for a week
This list will be updated periodically, so check back in for more ways to help our community stay strong during this time.