Join us at the Gathering Place (near the boat house) for food, fun, a scavenger hunt, resources, oh, and of course school supplies!

Monday, Aug. 2nd is the deadline to register. You MUST register to receive school supplies!
or "only 7 remaining!"
A Whole Lot Going On!
The month of August brought about many emotions during my youth. The proverbial end of summer break and the beginning of school. The excitement of getting new school supplies, the stress of finding just that perfect outfit to wear on the first day, the curiosity of who my teachers would be, and the frantic calls to friends to find out if we were in the same class(es). I'm sure many others can relate to these feelings. 
 
For children in foster care, the stress of beginning a new school year can look completely different from my own experience. What school will they attend? Will friends be easily made? What will people think of them? Where will they get the brand-new package of pencils and box of crayons? What about that brand new outfit? 
 
As we plan for the beginning of the school year by providing as much comfort to children in foster care as possible, please keep in mind there are other ways to help. Not only do we still need school supplies and new clothing/shoes for the children, but the caregivers also need support. Juggling appointments and transportation to coincide with the school schedule, helping reduce the stress for the child(ren) in their home, completing piles of forms and more, there are ways to support the family as a whole during stressful times. 
 
Offering a meal or setting up a meal train, providing respite care, giving gift cards, and being a listening ear can make a world of difference to a family who fosters. Please consider supporting not only the children in care, but the families who care for the children as well. You can make a world of difference during a very stressful and confusing time. 
 
Forever connecting hearts, 

Chris Siemens,
Executive Director

Treasures of Tulsa is back!
Join us Friday, Oct. 15th at
Mother Road Market!

This is our largest annual fundraiser. For more info and sponsorship,
click the button below.
"Joy in July" may be over,
but you can still help!
Last year for Fostering Joy, we were able to provide over 1300 children gifts for the holiday. During this summer time, wouldn't it be great to sign up and help a child have a happy holiday?
Stock the Bus!
Aug. 26th 5-7pm
Join us in the Rustic Cuff parking lot at 5202 South Harvard in Tulsa.
Stock our bus with NEW and "gently loved" children items along with Tulsa Police Dept., Tulsa Fire Dept., Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and more!

Follow us on social media to learn more. Links below.
Board Member Highlight:
Dr. Christine Beeson
Dr. Beeson was born & raised in Tulsa, attended Jenks High School, graduated college from the University of Oklahoma, attended medical school at ATSU in Missouri & Phoenix, and completed her pediatrics residency at Oklahoma State University. She is currently in fellowship training in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics through the University of Oklahoma.
 
She joined the board after benefiting from the resource center while fostering & adopting two of her daughters. She is passionate about advocating for underserved children in Oklahoma. In her free time she enjoys running marathons, playing her oboe, and traveling with her husband & their three daughters.


Learn more about our board HERE
Since launching our Mobile Connections bus in May 2021, we have now served over 180 children! This unit travels monthly to Okmulgee, Osage/Pawnee, Wagoner/Muskogee, Rogers, Creek and rural Tulsa County.
Respite, adjective
Definition of respite 

: providing or being temporary care in relief of a primary caregiver
respite care
respite worker
Address: 3326 E 51st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: (918) 742-4947