The Project Santa Fund Drive was established in 1928 to provide assistance to families in need during the holidays and the coming year. Throughout the holiday season, the Tulsa World will spotlight families chosen by the Salvation Army to receive help through this year's fund. The goal for the fund drive is $300,000. Donations may be made by sending a check or money order to the Project Santa, c/o Tulsa World, P.O. Box 1770, Tulsa, OK 74102 or made online at TheSalvationArmyProjectSanta.org.
Monday, January 04, 2021
Sunday, December 27, 2020
The family assistance fund that Project Santa supports is there for households who need it throughout the year. And with the uncertainties of 2020 almost certain to continue, the need in 2021 could be greater than ever, officials said.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
After battling through multiple hospitalizations, watching her income dwindle during the pandemic and losing her husband, daughter and granddaughter, Sharon Whitlock gave this advice: “You gotta look at the good things, because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t have anything to live for.”
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Dad was laid off, and Mom's work hours were just enough to maintain health insurance, a necessity as one of their seven sons needed surgery, the scheduling of which also was affected by the pandemic.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
It will take time for Nakiesha Johnson and her girls to get back to any type of normal after her stepdaughter with cystic fibrosis was hospitalized.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Coming into 2020, Maria Manzini, a special education paraprofessional at Skelly Elementary School, had set some big goals before the COVID-19 pandemic changed her outlook.
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Sunday, December 06, 2020
With her condition, Tonia Burdette, previously employed in a grocery store meat department, hasn’t been able to work.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
As primary caregiver for her ill father and 17-year-old daughter, Tulsan Claudia Aviles feels conflicted about returning to fulltime work.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Sue Brackett-Steele started as a server in Tulsa and rose to become general manager, brought in to turn around struggling IHOPs. But with a rapid health decline, her focus now must be on her own struggles.
Monday, November 30, 2020
“I met so many positive people who were so kind — even when I wasn’t,” said Kelbie Hancock, now 17, adding that she’s grateful for her doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, who never wavered in their dedication.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through the holiday season, the World will feature stories about some of the families being helped through the fund.
Sunday, January 05, 2020
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Formerly known as Neediest Families, the annual holiday partnership between the Tulsa World and The Salvation Army seeks to provide relief to those in need of financial assistance.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Her original kitchen table holds special meaning to JoAnna Giddens because it's the place where the single mom and her sons have shared so many meals.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
One of many area residents affected by last spring’s record floods, Wanda Smith ended up making three trips back to her west Tulsa neighborhood to retrieve belongings from her house, which sits just off the Arkansas River.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Despite their burdens, the Conrads recently agreed to temporarily take care of two children, ages 1 and 4, for a family friend who was facing homelessness.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
When Kelbie Hancock, a Skiatook High School student, was diagnosed in June with a rare but aggressive form of cancer, her aunt, Daynise Dickerson, knew she had to help. “I told (my husband), ‘Kelbie needs a home,’” she said.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
It was hard for Derringer Gray — “it’s a humbling position as a man to accept help,” he said. But he’s hopeful that ultimately the experience will allow him to better serve others.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Sunday, December 01, 2019
It wasn’t the way Michael and Karen Hymen had dreamed of beginning their new life together.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
An annual partnership between the Tulsa World and the Salvation Army, the Project Santa holiday fund drive — formerly known as Neediest Families — kicks off this week with a goal of $300,000. Donate online at salarmytulsa.org.