TTCU, Cox, KXOJ Donate School Supplies to the Needy

TTCU HELPS RESTORE HOPE: TTCU recently helped facilitate a school supply drive for underprivileged students. Spearheading the drive are TTCU’s Les Rector, Kristi Cohea and Georgia Steele, and Lawrence A. Johnson, executive director of Restore Hope Ministries, which helps more than 15,000 families with their needs.

Do you remember the first day of school? You set out in your new school clothes with your new backpack filled with new spirals, pencils and pens. But, have you ever thought what it might be like to start school without the most basic necessities you need to learn? Many children in northeast Oklahoma face this problem each fall, but you can help. TTCU is teaming up for its fourth year with Cox Communications and KXOJ, 100.9 FM, to furnish new school supplies to northeast Oklahoma children who are in need. Last year in conjunction with local charities, TTCU members and area viewers helped more than 3,000 children start the school year with the supplies they needed, which was valued at more than $65,000. The goal is higher this year. We know with your help we can meet the needs of even more children. Project School Supply boxes will be in each of our seven lobbies beginning July 18 to August 12 to allow our members to bring in new school supplies for the children. When you shop for your child’s school supplies remember to pick up a few extra items to help these children in need. If you are unable to purchase supplies we will also accept monetary donations for the project. The monies will then be donated to the charities to purchase needed supplies. The supplies will be distributed to the children of northeast Oklahoma. Please take time to help northeast Oklahoma school children succeed!

Updated 07-25-2005

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