Iron Gate Tulsa - News & Events

A Cup of Cheer for Charity
December 18, 2014

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The holidays came early to Iron Gate
December 10, 2014
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We were chosen to be a recipient of US Cellular's 30 Days of Good, a recognition of people and organizations that do good all year long. We are Day 14.

Last week a camera crew and national and local US Cellular employees showed up with a U Haul truck and gave us: a 55" TV for the dining room, six Carhartts coats for the dining room/security staff who have to be outside in the morning, 24 US Cellular bags filled with protein items for the grocery pantry (stew, peanut butter) and Kids' Pack items, and 3 large Target bags filled with warm blankets for the guests.

To see the full story and watch two short videos they made, visit their website at http://30daysofgood.com/ Their interview with Caroline Kitalong, our kitchen manager, will bring tears.

A big Iron Gate thank you to the entire 30 Days of Good team. You brought tears us many tears of joy and appreciation. And thank you for recognizing the incredible and dedicated work of the Iron Gate kitchen and dining staff.

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YOU shop, Amazon gives!
December 10, 2014
YOU shop, Amazon gives!

Shopping online this holiday season?

YOU Shop, Amazon gives!  

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Iron Gate whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know! Same products, same prices, same service. 

Support Iron Gate by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 

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Help Iron Gate Feed Our Heroes
November 3, 2014
Help Iron Gate Feed Our Heroes

Help us feed veterans at Iron Gate by making a donation honoring the men and women who have served our country. 

Send us a photo with your donation, the veteran's name, branch of service and rank. We will send a special Veterans Day eNews and will post your tribute on our Facebook page. Contact Heidi Stevenson at eventsadmin@irongatetulsa.org or call 918.359.9038

Did you know? $3,000 is the cost to keep our soup kitchen and grocery pantry open for a day. All donations will sponsor Veterans Day at Iron Gate on November 11.

DONATE TODAY   In the memo line, type "Veterans Day"

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September is Hunger Action Month
September 5, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September is national Hunger Action Month  to urge the public to help solve food insecurity.

 The numbers are shocking; one in five kids in America (and one in six adults) struggles with hunger.

 At Iron Gate, thousands of hungry Tulsans pour through our gate every month.  Last month (August, 2014) we served 26,233 meals through the soup kitchen and food pantry.  That includes handing out 1,839 Kids’ Packs of healthy, kid-friendly snacks.

We count the number of hungry people we feed, but they are more than numbers to us; they are people.

We asked some of the adults at our soup kitchen today to make a sign telling us about themselves. “What do you want people to know about you?” we asked. “What do you want to say to other Tulsans?”

Here are some of our guests with their messages to the world.

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Cooking for a Cause: An Evening of Fabulous Food
August 27, 2014
Cooking for a Cause: An Evening of Fabulous Food

It was billed as “an evening of fabulous food” and the patrons said it lived up to that promise.  Food was the highlight of Iron Gate’s Cooking for a Cause gala at Metro Appliances & More Oct. 9 with 11 working kitchens and 11 chefs preparing specialty dishes, each paired with a wine chosen to compliment it.  Judges chose four chefs for special recognition. Event Invitation 

Did you miss out on this year's fabulous silent auction? Do not worry. There is still time to buy these fabulous online auction items. ONLINE AUCTION 

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Back to School Kid's Pack Challenge
July 30, 2014
Back to School Kid's Pack Challenge
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August is Iron Gate's Annual Back to School Kid's pack challenge. Individuals, groups, companies and organizations are encouraged to help fill the packs for our young guests.

Each kid's pack consists of a quart-sized pack of healthy, kid-friendly snacks for every hungry or homeless child who comes to Iron Gate. This year, Iron Gate will give out about 12,000 Kids' Packs. A $5 donation provides individual pack. The goal of the kids pack challenge is to raise at least $5,000 to cover the expense of 1,000 kid’s packs for the first month of school in Tulsa. 

Donate Today

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Meet Iron Gate's New Security Guard
July 15, 2014
Meet Iron Gate's New Security Guard

      When Clifton Manuell of Owl Nite Security was told that his new assignment was at Iron Gate working with the poor and homeless, he shouted, “YES! Thank you.”

     That’s because Clifton, 32, was homeless himself for five years when he was a young man in Texas.  After a family upheaval left him without shelter, he slept in cars and on friends’ couches,  scavenged food from dumpsters and searched unsuccessfully for jobs.

   “The hardest part about being homeless,” he said, “is that people think you’re worthless. Homeless people are not worthless. They already feel worthless; they don’t have to be bombarded by that.”

   That experience gave him a special empathy for people in need. Read more to learn about Clifton's story

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Kids Helping Kids
June 4, 2014

    Looking for a summer project for the kids? Sign up for Kids Helping Kids. You can sign up for a tour, Kids' Pack drive, or service project.

    Kids Helping Kids is a way that a school, family, or organization can help the hungry and homeless kids of Iron Gate, Tulsa’s downtown soup kitchen and food pantry. The goals of the program are education, compassion, and service. We want the youth of Tulsa to have an increased awareness about the issues within their community, especially child hunger. 

Contact Meghann to get your youth involved. 918.359.9038 or mray@irongatetulsa.org

 

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Iron Gate Volunteer Appreciation
May 9, 2014

 

Be our guest for cocktails and appetizers

 Thursday, May 29, 2014

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Presentation at 5:00p.m.)    

  Iron Gate Dining Room 

Please RSVP to Deacon Deborah Underwood

 By email, online,  or phone

volunteers@irongatetulsa.org

      918.359.9007

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