One great aspect of owning a business in a small community is the ability to reach out and make a difference. As women and mothers, we recognized that the needs of the children in our community could use a helping hand.
In 2018 we organized our Tiny Toppers campaign. During Guthrie’s annual downtown Trick-or-Treat we distribute hand made hats, attaching information on Sooner Success. This program provides invaluable resources to parents in our community. Last year we distributed around 1,100 hand made hats. The children were so excited to receive a hat, and for many this may be their only warm hat for winter.
Local church groups contributed many of the hats. Despite this large number of hats, we still ran short. This will give you an idea as to how many children we are able to reach during Trick-or-Treat. We have enlisted the help of our local library, along with a group of incarcerated men who have offered to make hats for the upcoming year.
Here’s how you can help:
•Donate a hand made hats
You can find out more information about the requirements on our Tiny Toppers page.
We will be happy to pass on your unwanted yarn to the church, library, and prison programs.
Hat and yarn donations can be dropped off at Sealed with a Kiss any time.
Community Wide Diaper Drive
Disco for Diapers is the place to be this Friday night. Party starts at 7pm at the Cimarron National Golf Course. Cost of admission is a package of diapers. Did you know the most needed sizes are for larger toddlers and adults? If you can’t make the party, we’ll be happy to pass diaper donations on to the organizers.
We are working with the Coyle Clothes Closet and Sooner Success, creating a space in our second story to house and organize clothing donations. Resources for children’s emergency clothing needs in our community are limited, and we are happy to provide space to help fill this need.
When cleaning out your closets, keep the Coyle Clothes Closet in mind. You may drop off donations at our shop any time. While the closet’s focus is on maintaining a stock for children, they are also helping to clothe mentally disabled adults in need.
If you are looking for a tax write off, Goodwill and such will still be your best bet. But if you’d like to get your old stuff out of the closet and directly into the hands of those in need, please keep them in mind. This closet is operated on a strictly volunteer basis.