Links Mentioned On News On 6 For The Week Of 12-8-19


Friday, December 6th 2019, 10:44 am
By: News On 6


Zero Waste Movement Growing Among Grocery Stores

The zero waste movement is gaining steam as a growing number of grocery stores are doing away with plastic and asking customers to bring their own packaging. For more information, click here. 

 

John 3:16 Mission Holiday Help

John 3:16 Mission is the News On 6 at 4 p.m. non-profit of the month. More than 200 people are staying there this holiday season, and the mission needs help to make sure everyone gets a gift.

They can always use money, but you can also donate gifts for their Christmas store, food that can be used in Christmas baskets and other items listed below.

Holiday gifts
Money
Men's and women's clothing (new or gently used)
Food items
New socks
New undergarments
Gloves
Toiletries
Vehicles in working condition
Furniture and household appliances in good shape
Electronic equipment in working condition

Learn more about the non-profit John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa.

Gathering Place Winter Wonderland

It’s going to look a lot like Christmas at Gathering Place next week! Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines will fill the park with holiday cheer starting on December 18.

All activities are free and open to the public. The event runs from 5 – 8 p.m. December 18 through January 1.

For more information, including a list of scheduled performances, click here. 

Skiatook Church Collecting For Avant Students

Riveted Church in Skiatook is collecting items for students whose families are recovering from the spring floods in Oklahoma. To find out how you can help, go to their website.

American Cancer Society Program Offers Rides To Patients

The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program offers a free service that helps patients who don't have a ride or cannot drive themselves; and they said there is an urgent need for volunteers. To learn more about the program, click here. 

Tulsa Public Schools Community Budget Meetings

Tulsa Public Schools is holding a new round of public meetings to get the community involved in discussions about saving money. Meetings this week:

  • Monday, December 9: 5:30-7 p.m. at the McLain High School Fieldhouse
  • Tuesday, December 10: 5:30-7 p.m. at the Memorial High School gymnasium
  • Wednesday, December 11: 5:30-7 p.m. at the East Central School gymnasium
  • Thursday, December 12: 5:30-7 p.m. at the Webster High School Allen Fieldhouse

Follow the budget process on Tulsa Public Schools website.

 

Holiday Blood Donations

During the holidays, there is generally a critical need for blood donations. To find out where you can donate, go to the Oklahoma Blood Institute or Tulsa-Area Red Cross.

 

Ironman Tulsa

We're about six months out from thousands of triathletes from all over the world taking over Tulsa. Registration for the event is open now.

Oklahoma Department Of Health Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Oklahoma Department of Health is hosting a an anti-bullying campaign this month. Children between 7th and 12th grade can design a bullying prevention poster for a chance to win $100. For more information, click here. 

 

Broken Arrow Surplus Auction

Broken Arrow's city surplus equipment auction kicks off Monday and runs through December 13. 

Potential buyers can find everything from mowers to electric motors, vehicles, electronics and more. 

Click here for a full lit of items, as well as bidding information. 

 

Tulsa Metro Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers, so if you'd like to help, check out their website to learn more.

 

Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Angel Tree hopes to serve 6,400 kids total this year, and they've only met around 65 percent of their overall goal.

To find out how you can help a child in need, please visit Salvation Army Tulsa. You can complete the entire process online!

 

Oklahoma 2019 Holiday Ornament Announced 

Oklahomans will now be able to get their hands on the state's 2019 Holiday Ornament. This year's ornament is the Governor's Mansion inside of a snow globe. The ornament costs $15. For more information, click here

 

Flu Vaccines

The health department said you can get the flu vaccine on a walk-in basis Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Health Department locations below:

  • James O. Goodwin Health Center | 5051 S. 129 E. Ave., Tulsa, OK
  • Central Regional Health Center | 315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
  • North Regional Health and Wellness Center | 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tulsa OK   
To find other locations, click here. 
  
 
 
USS Batfish Fundraiser
 

Muskogee War Memorial Park is raising money to restore the USS Batfish, badly damaged by spring floods in Oklahoma.  Donate here.