Tulsa Area United Way Holds Day Of Caring

Friday, August 28th 2020, 5:15 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa -

Friday is the Tulsa Area United Way's Day of Caring and the nonprofit says it needs your help with food and blood donations.

The United Way says they're taking a multiple-day approach this year and they want to tend to the community's needs while keeping everyone safe.

The day starts with a virtual pep rally at 8 a.m., then you'll be able to drop off food at 15 locations throughout Green Country and blood donation trailers will be set up in many of those locations.

Food drop off spots will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and you can give blood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each blood donor will receive a free COVID antibody test and a free box of Girl Scout cookies.

The United Way says they'll also host an event on September 18, focused on career and job readiness, and another event October 9 with the hands-on projects typically associated with the Day of Caring.

Food donations can be dropped off at one of these 15 locations. Volunteers at each location will be masked and socially distanced to accept the drive-thru donations.

Donation sites include:

  1. Spirit Bank Bristow 601 N Main St Bristow
  2. Broken Arrow Neighbors 315 W College St Broken Arrow
  3. First Oklahoma Bank 100 S Riverfront Dr Jenks
  4. Mabrey Bank Okmulgee 201 E 8th St Okmulgee
  5. Owasso Family YMCA 8300 N Owasso Expressway Owasso
  6. Goodwill 2800 Southwest Blvd Tulsa
  7. Hilti 5400 S 122nd E Ave Tulsa
  8. Jim Norton Toyota 9808 S Memorial Dr Tulsa
  9. Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club 1231 N Harvard Ave Tulsa
  10. River Spirit Casino 8330 Riverside Pkwy Tulsa
  11. Tulsa Area United Way 1430 S Boulder Ave Tulsa
  12. YWCA 1910 S Lewis Ave Tulsa
  13. Sand Springs Community Services 114 W 4th St Sand Springs
  14. Caring Community Friends 12 W Burnham Ave Sapulpa
  15. Wagoner Area Neighbors
  16. 100 NE 8th St Wagoner (Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Below is a list of the most needed food items:

  1. Canned fruit
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Meal kits
  4. Canned protein

All food donations will benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and other local food pantries.