“Wings Serves Oklahoma Families”

Wings is a special needs community that provides day programs for adults, or “members”, with intellectual disabilities. The day programs consist of Culinary, Health and Fitness, Art Production, Event Center Set Up, Computers, Life Skills, Spreading Our Wings Volunteer Service and, a member favorite, “Wings Serves Oklahoma.” Members with Down syndrome and autism come full time to work, grow, learn and find community and their families know they are loved and supported.

Funding from Impact Oklahoma would facilitate a massive expansion of the “Wings Serves Oklahoma Families” Program. The expansion will allow us to onboard 28% more members and reduce our wait list. “Wings Serves Oklahoma Families” engages members as volunteers to assemble individual hygiene and self-care packs, which are distributed through our 18 community partners. This expansion program, “Wings Serves Oklahoma Families” will be fueled by our new supply and distribution partnership with Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO), which has committed to funneling non-food donations to Wings. The program will nearly quadruple our current impact to 110,000 food-insecure and low-income individuals through family-sized products. Our members LOVE the Wings Serves Oklahoma program and its charitable mission and we LOVE to create meaningful work opportunities.

This project is a WIN for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families; a WIN for families who cannot afford disinfectant or soap to keep their families safe; and a WIN for RFBO to have a way to get much needed products to 105 pantries serving families suffering from food insecurity.

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