“Giving help today for hope of a better tomorrow” appears on our logo, and expresses the driving force of the Mission. We strive every day to reach our goals of helping disadvantaged central Oklahomans restore their hope and confidence in themselves and in humanity.
You may mail your donation directly to the Mission at 3737 N. Portland, OKC 73112 or we can take credit card donations over the phone at 946-1556. In-kind donations are always welcome but we are limited on what we can accept; please call first. We use volunteers in every aspect of our services. Volunteer applications are listed on our website at www.urbanmissionokc.org. Each volunteer must pass a background check. Individual and group opportunities are available throughout the year.
The Urban Mission is a nonprofit social service agency that has been serving Oklahomans in need for over 40 years. The Mission began in 1972, located in the old Second Presbyterian Church at NW 9thand McKinley. The Urban Mission moved to our current location at 3737 N. Portland in 2000. The new building provided us with nearly 50,000 square feet of operating space, thus allowing tremendous growth, and enabling us to assist many more low income Oklahoma families. The Mission has evolved over the years from serving a few families each month to assisting over 20,000 people each year in the Oklahoma City metro area. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization, helping our small staff with nearly all phases of our operation.
Some of the programs the Mission operates are the Client Choice Food Pantry, SPARK after school and summer programs, Santa Store, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and a Back to School Supply program.
Our biggest change has been to the changes in our food program. Now a client choice Food Resource Center, we have seen what a huge impact this has had on our clients by allowing them the dignity to choose.
Our challenge is to increase awareness of the Mission and the numbers of people we serve each day in order to sustain this vital service to the community.
Funding to sustain the increased numbers of families and children served through the Food Resource Center. We are looking for regular monthly donors for any amount from $20-$1000 to rebuild our base of support for our food program.
Volunteers are vital to our operation and we have opportunities for both group and individuals to volunteer on a flexible time schedule.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
In times of disasters, there are nonprofit and religious organizations that can assist those affected whether it be a personal disaster or a wide-scale disaster. Several of the organizations listed in this area are members of the national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD).
United Way of Central Oklahoma creates lasting changes in people's lives right here in our community. No longer just a fundraising organization, today United Way is on the front lines of some of our community's most pressing problems through the work of 60 agencies.
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