Each Thanksgiving, Restore Hope Ministries expands its food assistance program to include a Thanksgiving Basket. The basket includes a whole turkey and nineteen other items to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. The goal for 2015 is to provide 600 Tulsa families a Thanksgiving feast. Your $35 gift will provide a Thanksgiving Basket for a family of four. But it will also provide more than turkey, potatoes and cranberry sauce. It will provide a reminder of abundance and hope. It will be a reminder of the source of that abundance and hope, and that a better life is possible. As an expression of your gratitude, we hope you can provide one or more Thanksgiving dinners for our hungry neighbors. Donate now to help a neighbor in need have a Happy Thanksgiving this...
Restore Hope Ministries is looking for “Family Sponsors” who are matched with a Restore Hope client family to express God’s love with Christmas gifts and food. Unlike other agencies, we do not have a public sign-up for this program. In fact, it is usually a welcome surprise to the family in need that somebody can help. Those families are usually part of our homeless prevention program and our amazing case managers get to know them and often know their needs well. Individuals, families, work, or church groups may request one or more families to sponsor. This is a great opportunity to share the brightness of Christmas for someone outside your family circle. Just look at what it did for Noah (pictured at right)! It’s amazing what even a simple gift like a Radio Flyer bike can do for a kiddo in need. In addition, Restore Hope’s “Family Sponsorship Fund” provides direct assistance to families in financial crisis. A gift to the “Family Sponsorship Fund” will feed and house our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. This is a need that is always present, not just during the holidays. We hope you will prayerfully consider supporting this vital mission opportunity. Click here to make a difference now. Any size donation is welcome and will only be used for direct assistance. (The average aid per family is currently...
"Restoring families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality."Our Mission
Throughout our history, Restore Hope has relied on the support of volunteers and donors to fulfill its mission. From building our facility to helping clients every day, thousands of volunteers have helped us help families in need. And, as food prices and average rental rates increase, the cost of our assistance also goes up. That’s where your help can make a difference. We need your help to reach out to hurting families in our area. Your assistance may be just the thing that helps a family break the cycle of poverty and move toward vitality.
There are a number of ways to get involved at Restore Hope. We hope you’ll join us in making a difference soon!Learn More
Poverty is a complex and dynamic problem in our society. It is urban, suburban, and rural. It affects people of all racial backgrounds and, unfortunately, affects a higher percentage of children than any other population group. The causes of financial crises that lead to poverty are myriad and cannot be simplified to merely “bad individual choices” or even “systemic oppression,” though both certainly play important roles.
We aim to provide helpful resources to understand poverty and ways to break the cycle of poverty. To learn more, check in regularly as we add resources on poverty in general and on the local church response to poverty specifically.Learn More
Do you shop online? Do you know that you can support Restore Hope Ministries when you do? Just follow the directions below and, when you shop online, a portion of your purchases will help us restore hope for families in need! Step One: Open your web browser and go to https://smile.amazon.com Step Two: Sign In […]Posted by jeffjaynes on Dec 13, 2013
Restore Hope is proud that Charity Navigator, a major independent charity evaluator, has once again given our agency it’s highest rating: 4 stars. We are one of 6 agencies in Tulsa and one of only 13 in the state to achieve such a ranking. It is a team effort but we are so glad that […]Posted by jeffjaynes on Oct 2, 2013
From left, Jeff Jaynes, Bishop Robert Hayes, and Larry Johnson cut the cake for Restore Hope’s 35th anniversary celebration. Photos by Joseph Harris Restore Hope’s chapel intern Jay Henderson and his children tour the agency’s repaired and expanded warehouse. By JOSEPH HARRIS, Director of Communications, Oklahoma Conference of UMC In Tulsa, Restore Hope Ministries celebrated the […]Posted by jeffjaynes on Jun 21, 2013
By: [Tulsa] World’s Editorial Writers Hats off to the Tulsa Community Foundation and so many other organizations that are pitching in to provide supplies to students and teachers before the start of school later this month. Too bad the Legislature wasn’t similarly generous with funding of public education last session. Maybe if it had been, […]Posted by jeffjaynes on Sep 16, 2012
An Annual Report for the past year would simply not be complete without a note on our warehouse collapse.Posted by RestoreAdmin on Jul 3, 2012
TULSA – There are places you can drop off your recyclables in the meantime. Sherry got in touch to ask, “What am I supposed to do with my recyclables until the city starts collecting again? I don’t have room to store a lot of bottles and cans.” The city encourages people to take recyclables to […]Posted by RestoreAdmin on Jul 3, 2012
TULSA – Asbury United Methodist Church teamed up with Restore Hope Ministries to help Oklahoma families in need with their 5th Annual “Super Care Sunday” food drive. Posted: 02/19/2012 Source: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/church-teams-up-to-help-hungry-oklahoma-families View the PDF Archive – 2012.12.19 – Church Teams Up to Help Restore HopePosted by RestoreAdmin on Feb 19, 2012
Green Country Agencies Team Up To Provide Thanksgiving Meals To Needy Several Green Country agencies are teaming up to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving. TULSA, Oklahoma -Several Green Country agencies are teaming up to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving. Restore Hope Ministries is in its 20th year of […]Posted by RestoreAdmin on Nov 23, 2011
Snow collapses part of roof at Tulsa ministry food bank BY MIKE AVERILL World Staff Writer Monday, February 07, 2011 2/7/2011 12:25:30 PM The weight of snow caused part of the roof over the Restore Hope Ministry’s food warehouse to collapse Monday morning. The 14-foot by 80-foot building houses about 30,000 pounds of food and […]Posted by RestoreAdmin on Feb 7, 2011