Share the Spirit

Share the Spirit, the largest annual Christmas Food Basket donation in Rogers County, is back to ensure that none of our neighbors go hungry this Christmas.

Each year, share the spirit provide between 600 and 800 Christmas food baskets to local families.

Boxes include turkey or ham, rolls, celery, apples, oranges, cake and frosting, mac and cheese, gelatin, instant potatoes, stuffing, green beans, peas, corn, chicken broth and cranberry sauce.

100 percent of all donations go directly into a food basket for a local family in need.

HOW TO GET A BASKET

If you or someone you know could use some help with Christmas dinner, all you have to do is ask. Proof of need is not required.

Catoosa residents can sign up at Catoosa City Hall, 214 S. Cherokee, Nov. 18 – Dec. 6 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each weekday.

Inola residents can sign up at the Inola Ministry House, 101 SW 1st St., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

And everyone else with a Rogers County address can sign up at the Rogers County Department of Human Services Office, 2020 Holly Rd. in Claremore, Nov. 1 – Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information about basket pick-up will be provided when you sign up.

HOW TO DONATE

Providing that much food costs quite a bit, but you can help with a financial or canned good donation.

Checks can be made payable to ‘Share the Spirit’ and mailed to P.O. Box 248, Claremore, OK, 74018-0248 or delivered in person to the Claremore Daily Progress at 315 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

This year you can also donate online through PayPal at https://bit.ly/2PCxdTt.

In-date canned food such as green beans, peas, corn and cranberry sauce can be dropped off at the Claremore Daily Progress office or at the District 1 County Barn at 6105 S Industrial Dr. in Chelsea.

SHARE THE SPIRITS WINE TASTING BENEFIT

You are also invited to attend the Share the Spirits Wine Tasting Benefit, hosted by Spirits of 66 Liquor Store in Claremore at 320 on Main.

Taste dozens of wines from both local and high-end vineyards. Find a favorite you never thought you’d try before.

And do it all while knowing that 100 percent of your donation will go directly to filling a food basket for a neighbor in need.

Pick up your invitation at Spirits of 66 or the Claremore Daily Progress Office to attend.

A donation of your choice will get you in the door, whether it is a canned food item, $5, or $50.

The wine tasting will be Monday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at 320 on Main.

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