Christmas Connection
P.O. Box 891020
Oklahoma City OK 73189
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Sharing Tree
Mission Statement To serve families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Tabitha Narvaiz
Contact email
Address P.O. Box 891020
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
Phone (405) 634-2006
Fax 405-605-2111
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 825 NW 24th Street
Moore OK 73160
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Donations can be made online, in person, by mail or by phone.  In-kind donations of gently used housewares, clothing, shoes, books, school uniforms, toys, and more are always appreciated and can be dropped off during normal business hours or by appointment.  Volunteers are needed throughout the year to process clients, stock the store, and help clients shop.  Hours are Monday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and by appointment.  The store is also open the 2nd Saturday of each month 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $217,600.00
Projected Expenses $217,227.75
History and Background
Year Founded 1981
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration Dec 2018
Mission To serve families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. 

Sharing Tree was founded as Christmas Connection in 1981 by Barbara Fagin and a group of individuals who saw a need for clothing, coats and Christmas items for low-income families. We recently changed our name to Sharing Tree to reflect the growth in our services. What started as a seasonal agency now serves the community throughout the year. Our facility is stocked with clothing, household items, and basic necessities, and is laid out like a department store where visitors can “shop” year-round. Families in need are always treated with dignity and respect when receiving help through one of our four programs including Community Connection, Crisis Connection, Classroom Connection, and Christmas Connection.

At Sharing Tree, it's always the season for sharing. We are a year-round organization dedicated to strengthening our communities by providing low-income families in central Oklahoma with a dignified no-cost shopping experience. From putting presents under the tree Christmas morning to replenishing households after disasters, our programs help change the stories of thousands of local families each year. 

Your support makes a difference for families struggling to make ends meet - families who need a helping hand. Together, we can continue the Sharing Tree mission of serving families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. To ensure those in need continue to receive these vital services, make your gift by visiting us at or calling 405-634-2006.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Sharing Tree serves Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Canadian County.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief/Disaster Preparedness and Relief Service
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/

Christmas Connection provides an opportunity for parents to escape their difficult circumstances and pick out gifts and needed items for everyone in the home. Many parents simply can’t afford Christmas gifts and basic winter clothing for their children, but we believe no family should be deprived of Christmas morning memories and winter necessities. The program provides toys, warm clothing, coats, shoes, books, and Christmas décor. In 2017, more than 3,000 individuals from 759 families were served through the Christmas Connection program.

Population Served Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent

Classroom Connection provides school uniforms to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) requires school uniforms for all the approximately 46,000 students in the district, however, 85 percent of those students live at or below the poverty level. We fill the gap by providing two uniform sets, one new and one gently used, to ensure students can remain in the classroom and earn their education. In calendar year 2017, 757 students received school uniforms.




Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent

Crisis Connection provides families that have experienced a total loss due to fire or tornado with the opportunity to shop for items needed to rebuild their lives including pots and pans, clothes, bedding, towels, and other household goods. The program helps families reduce some of the stress and financial burden associated with their loss. 115 people that suffered a crisis were served through Crisis Connection in 2017.

Population Served Victims Families General/Unspecified

Community Connection allows families to come in as needs arise for clothing, shoes and other necessities. As is done in each program, each visitor is assigned a personal shopping assistant who helps them navigate the store. Once clients are finished, we pack up their items and load their cars for them. In 2017, 797 individuals in need received assistance through Community Connection.

Population Served Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Disaster Programs
Description The Crisis Connection program serves individual households in single situations such as house fires, floods and other circumstances.  Our referring partners include the American Red Cross, Fire Departments and Catholic Charities.  We did play a part in the Long Term Disaster Recovery for the May 2013 storms.  With continued storm activity in Oklahoma, there are new families in need of crisis assistance each year. In 2015, Crisis Connection served 502 individuals with over 14,200 items
Previous Disaster ExperienceHelpOrganization's previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster. We provide shopping upon referral for house wares and clothing to families affected.  We are averaging 11 families per month since January 2014.  The May Storms of 2013 were more than we can normally sustain -  we found it beyond our typical capacity to provide mass disaster response.
Resources and/or Services Offered in Disaster House wares and clothing.  We do not offer major appliances or furnishings.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Tabitha Narvaiz
Start Date June 2018
Senior Staff
Donna RobisonProgram Director
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 611
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2008
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Standards For ExcellenceOklahoma City Center For Nonprofits2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Ms. Kaitlyn Allen
Company Affiliation Smith Simmons
Term July 2018 to June 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Nov 06, 2018
Board of Directors List
Kaitlyn AllenSmith SimmonsVoting
Aaron ArnallCrosthwait Law FirmVoting
Greg BaldwinBank of AmericaVoting
Sara BrownOU Health Sciences CenterVoting
Monique BrunerRose State CollegeVoting
Breann HagerWells Fargo AdvisorsVoting
Mark Jassey180 MedicalVoting
Sherri KatzOklahoma City Municipal Counselor's OfficeVoting
Elizabeth LariosRose State CollegeVoting
Erin LoganRose State CollegeVoting
Zachary PainterBank of AmericaVoting
Arnold RowlanRetiredVoting
Dustin StubblefieldBank2Voting
Jayna SunmugavailPositive TomorrowsVoting
Kristine WiseEide BaillyVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $217,600
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $217,228
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$22$5$181
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$19,540$27,733$70,431
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$203,633$199,702$223,500
Administration Expense$17,562$16,591$36,367
Fundraising Expense$15,575$14,611$39,001
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.710.760.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%14%35%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$791,536$847,191$902,498
Current Assets$28,260$66,248$114,568
Long-Term Liabilities$12,356----
Current Liabilities$2,652$2,650$2,006
Total Net Assets$776,528$844,541$900,492
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.6625.0057.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $125,183Contributions $103,881Contributions $110,927
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $24,012Other $43,286Other $97,328
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $19,540Special Events $27,733Special Events $70,431
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address P.O. Box 891020
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
Primary Phone 405 634-2006 101
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Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Tabitha Narvaiz
Board Chair Ms. Kaitlyn Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Smith Simmons