Community Donates Holiday Gifts to Over 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County Club Members

OKLAHOMA CITY (December 22, 2022)— Thanks to community generosity, over 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County (BGCOKC) members received extra cheer this holiday season.

The organization’s annual Jolly Holiday Giveaway Drive benefits BGCOKC members across 18 Club locations, many of whom come from low-income households.

“For some of the children we serve, the gift they receive through the Club might be the only one they’ll open this year,” said Teena Belcik, BGCOKC President and CEO. “We’re incredibly grateful to community members who donated and wrapped presents, helping put smiles on kids’ faces this holiday season.”

Express Employment Professionals, a leading Oklahoma City staffing provider, donated $15,000 to kick off the drive.

“It truly takes a village to provide for the kids at all our Clubs,” said Heather Shockey, BGCOKC support services coordinator. “From the event sponsors and gift-wrapping volunteers to the staff who buy and distribute gifts, there are dozens of people involved in making the Jolly Holiday Giveaway a success. It’s a team effort, and our members’ joy makes the hard work worth it.”