Festival of the Trees

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7th Annual Festival of the Trees

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors!

Blessing Baskets appreciates our community’s support! Your generosity will have a far-reaching impact on the lives on those in need. The Families with Children Food Program and Christmas Program are possible because of volunteers, donations and encouragement!

Corporate Sponsors

  • Allison Insurance
  • Ashbrook Foundation
  • BancFirst El Reno
  • Birdsong/Wiewel Family
  • Brandley Pest & Weed Control
  • Catholic Daughters
  • City of El Reno
  • The Crowly Family
  • Cultivate Real Estate
  • Denwalt Family
  • Dan Dill Electric
  • Dorsey – Jones Buick GMC
  • Brian and Marileigh Dougherty
  • El Reno Family Dentistry
  • El Reno Public Schools
  • El Reno Tribune
  • First Christian Church
  • Frontier Auto Group
  • Gemini Coatings, Inc
  • Glen and Chris Nichols Heritage Tree Foundation
  • River Oaks Skilled Nursing and Rehab
  • Great Plains Bank
  • The Harman Family
  • Heupel Farms
  • Judge Bob Hughey
  • Ican
  • Interbank
  • King Electric
  • K & S Snow
  • Dave and Robin (White) Mahone
  • Okie X
  • Old Republic Title
  • Barbara Reuter
  • Ross Seed Co
  • Route 66 Quick Lube
  • Russell Murray Hospice
  • State Beauty Supply
  • SSM Health, Saint Anthony
  • United Grocery, HAC, Inc
  • Matt & Elisha White
  • JJ Winters Oklahoma Farm Bureau, El Reno

Meal Sponsors

  • Marilyn Arnold
  • Mike Crowley
  • Larry Schwarz – Meat Cutting
  • Raising Canes – Tea

For More Information

Donna Dyer at (405) 802-6275 or email

Tara Dew at (405) 262-3539 or email

Debbie Denwalt at (405) 820-4344 or email

United Way of Canadian County Community Partner

Christmas Program 2022

Christmas is just around the corner! Here’s what you need to know about our 2022 Christmas Baskets program.

APPLICATIONS

The Community Action Agency is taking applications now. Families can apply at 203 N Bickford in El Reno.

FOOD AND GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY

Boxes of food will be assembled and distributed in the same drive-thru process as in previous years. The food is available though our partnership with The Lord’s Harvest and paid for by our generous donors. (Families also receive cleaning supplies and a family gift.)

GIFTS FOR CHILDREN

We have coordinated shopping days and times for each family with WalMart. Parents will bring their child’s Christmas list and personally select the gifts their child or children receive. Gifts are paid for through our generous donations.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Our greatest need is for monetary donations. More families are in need this year so please consider a donation to help us ensure all families in our community have a blessed Christmas.

You can also volunteer to help assemble and/or distribute the boxes of food and cleaning supplies that are provided to families.

If you would like to help or have questions about the 2022 Christmas Baskets program, you can email Donna Dyer.

Monthly Grocery Program

City of El Reno Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of El Reno has received a grant to provide assistance for individuals or families affected by Covid-19. The grant includes a variety of types of assistance such as rent/mortgage, utilities, gas and food.

Blessings Baskets is assisting with the nutrition portion of the program.

Have You Been Affected?

  • Have you had kids home from school due to quarantine or illness or school closures?
  • Have you struggled financially due to the pandemic?
  • Have you experienced a reduction of income or a loss of job?
  • Have you or a family member been sick with Covid?
  • Are you struggling to purchase groceries since prices have increased?

How to Apply

Residents in the El Reno city limits can complete the enrollment process at the Canadian County Community Action office, 203 N Bickford, (405) 262-7042. You will need to take a copy of your driver’s license and proof of income.

If possible, to save time, you can start the enrollment process online. After completing the application online, you can go to the Canadian County Community Action office or come to a distribution to finalize your enrollment. Monthly distributions are made at the Freewill Baptist Church, 1505 West Elm St in El Reno from 2 to 4 pm. The distribution dates are listed below.

2022 Covid Food Distribution Dates

  • Tuesday, January 18
  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Tuesday, April 19
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Tuesday, September 20
  • Tuesday, October 18
  • Tuesday, November 1
  • Tuesday, November 29

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