Tulsa Medical Students Host Donation Drive For Little Light House

Wednesday, December 9th 2020, 5:26 pm

TULSA, Okla. -

The Tulsa County Medical Society is teaming up with the Little Light House to host a week-long drive where people can drop off supplies to help out kids who have special needs.

The Little Lighthouse is a Christian educational center for kids with special needs. Little Light House Director of Events Georgia Canady said since the center is a non-profit, it relies a lot on community donations for essential supplies.

"We do a lot of messy play and a lot of sensory activities," Canady said. If we run out of paper towels how are we going to clean up the mess or clean up the children and the students? So even something as simple as a paper towel, or a roll of paper towels goes a long way at the Little Light House."

Canady says the school is tuition-free and does not budget for paper towels, hand sanitizer, trash bags, or even masks.

To help out, OU and OSU Medical students have set up a contactless donation drive near 51st and Lewis to help The Little Light House.

"As a medical student, we try to give back to our community and I just feel like this is a way that we can do that," says OSU medical student Brooke Reeves. 

They are collecting paper towels, hand sanitizer, and trash bags, but the school said its biggest need is cleaning supplies.

The Little Lighthouse is also accepting gift cards for it to buy more supplies on its own.

The drive runs Monday through Friday through December 15th from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. If you would like to donate, you can call the Tulsa County Medical Society to set up a drop-off time.