2013 Lenten Project

February 26 Update: The shelter has received plenty of pasta - lots and lots of pasta! For which they are very grateful, but if you would still like to help, please consider donating spaghetti sauce, or other toppings. They are also very short on canned meat like tuna and chicken. Thank you! 

Norman Women’s Shelter – St. Thomas More’s 2013 Lenten Project

 
For the third year, St. Thomas More’s Lenten project will be the Domestic Violence Shelter, a program of the Norman Women’s Resource Center. Since 1980, this shelter, the only one in Norman, has provided safe, temporary housing for women and their children victimized by domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking. At any given time, the shelter houses 16-18 women and 10-12 infants and children. Up until the second week of November, 2012, the shelter was full to capacity every single day for three years straight. Two days later, every bed was filled again.
 
Throughout the holy season of Lent, canisters will be available in the atrium every week for cash donations and containers will be available for donated items. Checks can be made payable to WRC. Please thoughtfully consider what you and the members of your family can donate each week throughout Lent, knowing that your spare change, the bills in your pocket or wallet, the extra item or two you pick up when you’re at the store, can help a woman and her family change their lives. Include these women and children, and their abusers, in your prayers. Learn more about what can be done to help prevent domestic violence. Consider purchasing items that are needed to help these women start their new homes with the basic necessities that most of them were forced to leave behind: dishes, pots and pans, bedding, towels, and clothing.
 
For additional information, to learn about volunteering, to help the shelter in a larger way, or if you know someone who may need shelter or help, visit  www.wrcnorman.com or call 405-701-5497. The location and address of the shelter are confidential.
 
The shelter’s immediate needs include:
 
Gas/gift cards (7-11, Homeland,Walmart)
OG&E gift cards
Disinfectant spray/bleach
Pine-Sol
Sugar
Bread
Eggs
Milk
Trash bags (all sizes)
"Shampoo plus conditioner" hair products
Cooking oil
Composition books (for domestic violence     education group/ journaling)
2-pocket folders (with prongs and business card holders-for volunteer training)
Copy paper (white and colors

On-Going Year-Round Needs List
 
SHELTER - MAIN NEEDS LIST
  • CANNED MEAT (chicken, beef, fish, etc.)
  • TOILET PAPER
  • BED PILLOWS (new)
  • DISINFECTANT SPRAY
  • BLEACH
  • COOKING OIL
  • FROZEN MEATS/FRESH MEATS
  • TWIN/FULL SIZE MATTRESS PADS (new)
  • FROZEN VEGGIES/FRESH VEGGIES
  • BOXED MEALS (ex: hamburger helper, macaroni and cheese)
  • COMPOSITION BOOKS (Domestic Violence Education Group/ Journaling)
SHELTER - FOOD ITEMS
  • SUGAR
  • FLOUR
  • CRACKERS [all kinds]
  • BOXED DINNERS/MEALS
  • COOKING OIL
  • CORN MEAL
  • TEA BAGS
  • COFFEE
  • CREAMER
  • HOT CHOCOLATE
  • KETCHUP
  • RELISH
  • MUSTARD
  • CREAMED SOUPS
  • CANNED TOMATOES [all kinds]
  • CANNED FRUIT
  • PASTAS
  • SPAGHETTI SAUCE
  • TUNA
  • CAKE MIXES
  • BROWNIE MIXES
  • CANNED FROSTING
  • BROWN SUGAR
  • POWDER SUGAR
  • HAMBURGER HELPER
  • JAMS/JELLIES [grape/strawberry]
  • LIGHT KARO SYRUP
  • SEASONINGS/SPICES (black pepper, Italian seasonings, chili powder, garlic powder, Onion powder, vanilla extract, & cream of tartar, etc)
  • SALAD DRESSING
  • MIRACLE WHIP
  • BOXED MACARONI  & CHEESE
  • BISQUIK MIX
 SHELTER - NON-FOOD ITEMS
  • SHOWER CADDIES
  • 35”W X 64”L Mini-blinds
  • CHILDREN’S THERMOMETERS
  • BED PILLOWS
  • MOPS
  • BROOMS
  • DUST PANS
  • ALARM CLOCKS
  • COPY PAPER                                   
  • BABY MONITORS
  • KIDS’ GAMES
  • BATH TOWELS
  • HANGING FOLDERS
  • VCR
  • VCR VIDEOTAPES
  • DVD PLAYER
  • C.D. PLAYERS (personal)
  • STICKY NOTES
  • GIFT CARDS
  • GAS CARDS
  • PHONE CARDS
  • POTS AND PANS
  • LAUNDRY SOAP
  • MASCARA
  • SPRAY DISINFECTANT
  • HAIR BRUSHES
  • VACUUM CLEANER
  • SLIPPERS
  • KITCHEN TOWELS AND WASH CLOTHS
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
  • UNDERWARE & SOCKS (women’s, girls & boys)
  • TWIN/FULL SIZE BEDDING
  • CRIB SIZE BEDDING

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