Nonprofit Makes Christmas Dreams Come True For Hundreds Of Tulsa Families


Thursday, December 24th 2020, 9:47 pm
By: William Blanchette


TULSA, Okla. -

Hundreds of families will be able to have a Christmas, thanks to the Tulsa Dream Center.

Volunteers spent their Christmas Eve delivering hundreds of gifts to families in need.

"I feel like I'm going to break down in tears because we are seeing impact,” Aaron Johnson said.

Thursday, the Dream Center's Executive Director Aaron Johnson and other volunteers at the nonprofit gave out gifts, clothing, and food boxes to hundreds of families.

Johnson said since last Saturday, they have given more than 6,000 toys and 6,000 food boxes. They wanted to clear their shelves by giving everything else away.

"2020 has been a hard year, so whatever we can do to help serve families, that's what it's about,” Johnson said.

This help drove Vonnisha Jones to tears as she thought her four-year-old daughter wasn't going to have a Christmas.

"I'm trying not to cry, it's emotional, I wasn't expecting to get all of this stuff,” Jones said.

Jones said despite how bad things have seemed this year, she has also received a lot of good.

Johnson and other volunteers also delivered gifts at the Tulsa County Emergency Shelter. Johnson said every Christmas is important, but he believes this year, the holiday is especially important.

"If we can take that pressure off, that anxiety, that is why we are here,” Johnson said.

Johnson said they have even more community outreaches planned for 2021. If you would like to help, click here.