Six Years of Spreading Holiday Cheer

The Woodward Group with McGraw Realtors to serve Tulsa area homeless community for the sixth consecutive year this week.

For the last six years, Brenda Woodward has spent the few weeks leading up to Christmas preparing bags of essential supplies for the homeless. It all started from a friend’s post online. Her friend worked in downtown Tulsa, and would always take an extra lunch with him to work to share a meal and conversation with someone in need around his office.

After seeing his post about the routine on Facebook, Brenda felt compelled to do something kind as well. Giving spare change at a stoplight seemed trite, and she wanted to be a source of hope and light in a truly tangible way, so Brenda began gathering essentials and put together a care kit. Over the years, the kit has grown from a couple of dozen items to more than 50, including blankets, personal hygiene essentials, socks, scarfs, nonperishable foods, dog food and treats, rain ponchos, and more, all packaged in a sturdy string backpack.

Volunteers and Sponsors

On December 16th, the Woodward Group will be able to give out 75 bags to men and women in need. This is a large undertaking, and that’s why over the years partnerships with volunteers and businesses willing to sponsor the effort have been vital. More than 20 individuals and local 21 businesses have sponsored specific items, donated money, or their time to make all of this possible.

McGraw Realtors is proud to be included in that group of awesome local businesses helping Brenda and her team give back this year, and in the years to come.

Thank you, Brenda and your team for being a ray of light and reason for hope this holiday season. We are proud to have you as a part of our McGraw Realtors family!

Full List of Supplies

  • rain poncho
  • scarfs (ladies)
  • socks
  • tissues
  • tooth brush
  • tooth paste
  • tooth brush holder
  • foot warmers
  • hand warmers
  • cheese/peanut butter crackers
  • chips
  • goldfish
  • little debbie snacks
  • soda
  • granola bars
  • cereal bars
  • SlimJims
  • water
  • dry dog food
  • dog treats
  • cappuccinos
  • vitamin C drops
  • peppermints
  • fruit gummies
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Christmas Card (hand written)
  • baby wipes
  • bags
  • lankets
  • body spray (ladies)
  • chapstick
  • comb
  • deodorant
  • dry shampoo (ladies)
  • face masks
  • feminie items (ladies)
  • face wipes (ladies)
  • flash lights/batteries
  • dental floss
  • gloves
  • hair brush
  • lotion
  • hand sanitizer
  • stocking hats
  • mouthwash
  • pony tail holders (ladies)

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