4 Holiday Resources for Oklahoma Families

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The holiday season is a time of gift-giving, joy, love, and compassion. But it can also be a stressful time for parents and children who may find themselves needing more support to help make the holiday season one their family deserves. According to a study conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of Credit Karma in 2022, 39% of Americans said they were unable to afford gifts that holiday season. This was especially true among respondents with household incomes (HHI) below $50,000, more than half of which said they were unable to afford gifts (51%). Below is a brief description of 4 available resources for Oklahoma parents and seniors navigating the holiday season.


The Christmas Connection - Sharing Tree

825 NW 24th St, Moore, OK 73160. For information, call (405) 634-2006

The Christmas Connection operates in many counties in Oklahoma including Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, and others. There is a store in which people can shop for toys, clothing, other holiday items, or even school supplies. There may be clothing, shoes, stockings, small presents for Christmas morning and more. One day is also designated for senior citizens in the region, which allows them to get assistance during the holiday season.


Mission Med-Del

5751 E Reno, Midwest City, OK 73110. Call 405-737-2010

The Mission offers free Christmas baskets and small gifts. They are also a Toys for Tots partner in the region. Infants, children, and teens, including those who come from difficult households in the Oklahoma City area can get free Christmas gifts such as toy trucks, board games, video games, books, clothes, and more.


Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. For more information call Mary Blankenship Pointer at 405-886-2886

The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner is an annual tradition that has taken place since 1947. Families, seniors, and others receive a free Christmas meal. In many cases, young children will get a gift as well. Families may be given a food bag to take home too.


Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

3900 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Call 405-424-5243

The Urban League is an Adopt-a-Family partner in the region. Infants, children, and teens, including those from low-income, substance abuse, or homeless households in OKC, can register. Based on donations from the community, kids can get free Christmas gifts such as toy trucks, board or video games, books, clothes and more.

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