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Giving Thanks Together

The Oklahoma-based organizations below are just a few of the many that ease the burden of holiday expectations by providing ingredients, meals and camaraderie for a dinner to remember.  Iron Gate Since 2010, Iron Gate, a Tulsa-based organization that feeds the city’s hungry, has provided Thanksgiving dinner to 8,175 people through its partnership with Lawyers Fighting Hunger. The turkey-and-trimmings distribution began...

Off the Streets Through Open Doors

Agencies across Oklahoma offer warm meals and clean beds to homeless people. A few go beyond the basics with programs that touch the hearts and souls of volunteers and their clients. “People need life-enriching opportunities whether they are housed or not,” says Kinsey Crocker, director of communications for the Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance. About 1,200 people volunteer every year with the...