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Kudos of the Month: Emergency Infant Services

CHILDREN IN NEED: Emergency Infant Services volunteer Pam Lambert holds two children who received assistance from the nonprofit organization.

Courtesy EIS

Emergency Infant Services is celebrating 40 years with its continued mission to meet the basic human needs of infants and children under six years old whose families are in financial crisis. EIS annually serves over 17,000 area children.

The nonprofit was created in 1977 when a local task force recognized an unmet need for assistance to families with short-term, immediate needs in the community. The group saw the availability of long-term assistance for families with sustained poverty; while, families undergoing temporary crises had few options to receive help, says EIS Director of Development Mary Ellen Evans.

EIS’ guiding principal is to provide immediate, compassionate aid with minimal obstacles to infants and young children whose parents are unable to temporarily provide for them. These items include infant formula, food, milk, diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats.
The organization requires little paperwork so as to ensure that families receive same-day service. Clients do not need an appointment nor proof of income.

On Sept. 8, EIS will hold its annual Kaleidoscope Ball at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. The event provides community leaders and philanthropists opportunity to connect with those in need of infant services. For every dollar donated to Kaleidoscope Ball, $0.92 will go directly to the aid of the children and infants that EIS assists each year.

Emergency Infant Services is located in Tulsa at 222 S. Houston Ave. and 9910 E. 42nd St. It also has two satellite locations, at the South Tulsa Community House, 5780 S. Peoria Ave., and at the Tulsa Dream Center, 200 W. 46th St. N.

Updated 07-25-2017

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