OPSR and Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc. are wearing BLUE today to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.
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Hey OKC! I am sure you are seeing oversaturated content of the pandemic debates. But there are too many people suffering right now while we are debating. So below are resources that can maybe alleviate some stress to somebody.
Please add to this and share.
- Target, Homeland Stores & Dollar General are dedicating their first hour of operations to senior citizens. So let your grandparents and friends know!
- Spontaneity Kid Care is waiving their usual membership fee. Its $10 a kid per hour I believe. There are regulations on how many hours you can have your little ones there a week. But I know there are single moms out there scrambling to find a place to send your kids during the school shut down.
- With colleges being out, there are a lot of people free to watch kiddos. But please be cautious and screen them and also to make sure they are not ill or been around someone who is ill.
- If you need help finding childcare for your children, call the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc. at (800) 438-0008
Mommas of Babies:
- Infant Crisis Services is always a great resources to check for diapers, formula and wipes. Those seem to be wiped out everywhere.
- Oklahoma City Public Schools are offering “Grab-and-go” meals for your little ones.
- Contact the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma or Feed the Children for resources to stock your pantry.
- Almost all churches I know are offering to pick-up supplies and drop them off to those who are in need. I know my home church, Life.Church, is offering that help.
- Walmart offers grocery delivery (for a fee) and ShipIt from Target too.
- A lot of you are not having an income right now due to the lockdown. Amazon.com, Costco, Walmart & Crest Foods of Oklahoma said they are all hiring temporary help. Any place that isn’t closed during this pandemic is more than likely needing extra hands right now. So, reach out and see if they are hiring to help supplement your income until the state of emergency is lifted.
- We are community of givers. Don’t forget about the local business owners during this hard time. Buy a gift card or order take out from one of our hard working small business owners. They need it!
Again, please add to this or let me know if we missed something else.
Let’s stick together. Love you Oklahoma City.
Did you know the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc. reported that in 2017, 65.4% (665,434) of Oklahoma children ages 0-12 needed child care while parents worked? Today's child advocate is Dr. Dwight Sublett; featured partner is YMCA Camp Classen.