Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


#GivingTuesday-helping with everyday needs

On Tuesday, November 28, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. OBHC has set a goal to raise $36,000 to pay for the cost of washing laundry for an entire year on all four of our campuses! Imagine the blessing you could be a part of by supporting an everyday need for more than 200 children in our care.

#GivingTuesday - Helping with Everyday Needs

Everyday needs. We all have them in our homes. Whether it’s food on the table or gas in the cars, these basic needs have to be completed to get through our daily lives. One such need is laundry. It’s an unfortunate chore, but a necessity. But have you ever considered the cost of laundry each month?

Research shows an average cost to wash and dry a load of laundry at home is around $1.50. This includes water, soap, electricity and machine use. The average loads of laundry per week for one person is 2.5. So, the cost to clean your clothes for a month is about $15 for an individual.

If you need it in your home, we need it in ours, times 10.

At OBHC, laundry is one of many basic needs that adds up quickly. With 10 people living in one home, two houseparents and eight children, the cost of clean clothes increases to $150 per month.  When you include all homes from our four campuses across the state, OBHC spends an average of $3,000 a month washing and drying. That’s $36,000 per year on laundry!

  • Here are a few simple ways to give:
Laundry for a month for a child:  $15
 2 children:  $30
 3 children:  $45
 4 children:  $60
Laundry for a month for an OBHC home:  $150
2 homes:  $300
Laundry for a month for an OBHC campus:  $750

  • Monthly contributions:  Help provide and support this basic need on a monthly basis.

Laundry is a part of life. With your help, you can make it a blessing. Prayerfully consider your part in this #GivingTuesday and thank you for making a difference in the lives of children in our care.

All funds raised above what is needed will go toward providing other basic needs for children at Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Learn more about this world-wide day of generosity at givingtuesday.org. Thank you for helping children and families on #GivingTuesday.

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