Today I took a tour of YWCA Oklahoma City’s new shelter. It is a great facility! They’ve done a beautiful job with the paint and decorations. There are common areas for visiting and comfortable bedrooms.
I saw the kitchen, dining room, laundry room, library room, counseling areas, living rooms, clinic, and more. There’s even a beautiful playground outside for kiddos to enjoy.
As overwhelming as it can be to think about the fact that we have a need for such a facility, I’m glad to see that the YWCA has done an outstanding job with this one. They are preparing to be able to assist women and children in imminent danger who need a safe place to stay.
They are planning to open soon and we can help with some finishing touches! Still needed are bedding and towels. They’ve created a registry at Target that you can use to purchase what they need. There’s even free shipping if you spend at least $25, so all it takes is a few minutes selecting something from the list and you can help make sure the first residents have comfy bedding to enjoy. If you would rather shop in person and need help with delivery, just let me know, Joanna and I would be glad to drop off your donation.
In case you’re wondering if they really need sheets, towels, and pillows, I asked how close they were to having the items on the registry and was told that there is still a big need for them. Though the main things are in place and the beds are there these items that we all enjoy each night are still needed so that the ladies and children who will call the shelter home for a while will have a comfy place to sleep. I hope you’ll join me if you can and donate something to this effort.