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Helping Hands:

A list of agency needs

The Mission of Hope Shelter is in need of toilet paper, laundry pods, disinfecting spray & wipes, coffee, sugar, creamer, milk, breakfast and luncheon meats, cheese, & sandwich bread. The Mission of Hope is also in need of gently used household items for our clients moving into permanent housing. (towels, washcloths, dishes, pots & pans, microwave, can opener, toaster, and coffee pot, etc.) Items can be taken to the shelter at 1804 S Perkins Road.

Mobile Meals of Stillwater is in need of regular route drivers and always in need of substitute drivers. Volunteers drive a route once a week for an hour delivering meals to elderly and homebound residents in Stillwater. If interested, call 405-742-5765.

Payne County Youth Services is in need of hygiene items appropriate for youth and young adults (male and female) including deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes and combs, hair spray and styling products, bath soap, safety razors, anti-bacterial hand soap, feminine hygiene products, athletes foot products, and hair ties. These items will be used at the emergency shelter and distributed to Transitional Living Program young adults. These items can be taken to their offices at 12th and Western.

The Salvation Army is hosting a very special project and has a goal to put together 250 Easter baskets for their social service office to distribute. They are in need of baskets of medium size, any color Easter basket grass, candy and plastic eggs. They will be accepting the basket and filler elements until March 13th and will begin distribution through our social service office on the 23rd of March, call Paulette Graham for more information. They are also in need of laundry soap, dish soap, hygiene items, dry goods: hot and cold cereals, grains (instant and whole), pasta, stuffing, box meals, shelf staples (sugar, flour, spices, dressings, cooking oils.) They are also accepting clothing, furniture and household item donations for their new thrift store.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HELPING HANDS: Attention Payne County helping agencies: To use the Helping Hands column as an aid in answering your agency's needs, please write your needs in an email and send it to Ivy Hill (  Please include a contact name, phone, and address where items can be dropped off. To run in that week’s NewsPress, Ivy needs to receive your email by the preceding Monday afternoon.  Please title your email, "Helping Hands."