Recently Wimgo employees had the privilege to volunteer at Infant Crisis Services, an Oklahoma non-profit that provides babies and toddlers with life sustaining formula, food and diapers. Although the time spent volunteering was fairly short, the experience was one that will not soon be forgotten.
While at Infant Crisis Services Wimgo staff members made toddler and infant food packs, diaper packs, organized donated clothing and the “shopping” area and helped families that visited the facility.
The mission of Infant Crisis Services is clear: no baby should go hungry. Through speaking with Infant Crisis staff members, it’s easy to see how passionate they are about fulfilling this mission each and every day.
According to their website, they assist more than 1,000 infants and toddlers per month. And on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Infant Crisis served their 150,000th child.
Infant Crisis Services is able to serve the community through private donations, grants and volunteer efforts. They receive absolutely no state, federal or United Way funding. Monetary donations are accepted at the facility or online. They also accept new or gently used clothing (up to children’s size 6), toys, blankets and shoes.
The main facility is located on Lincoln Blvd., north of the Oklahoma State Capitol. They also have two other locations: NW 10th Street & Tulsa and another at S. Douglas Avenue & SW 44th, all in Oklahoma City.
Visit the their website (http://www.infantcrisis.org/) for more information or if you or someone you know is in need of children’s food and/or clothing.
And if you get a chance, volunteer at Infant Crisis Services. You will not regret it.
-Wendy with Wimgo
Jordan & Amber organize clothes.
Tim & Summer making diaper packs.
More diaper packs. Doesn’t Tim look like he’s having fun?
The “shopping” area at Infant Crisis Services.
Cribs located inside the facility.
The cow that greets everyone that visits Infant Crisis Services.