CITYBOX is a collaborative effort amongst local businesses to give people the opportunity to support and experience local retail in the midst of hard times.
The CITYBOX brings the experience of several local Oklahoma City retailers to your living room. When you buy a CITYBOX, you are not only helping a number of local retailers, you are creating an experience in your home to connect with your family and friends through food, drinks, and goods. Show your support by purchasing a CITYBOX at cityboxokc.com.
GARDEN IN PLACE
Programming and horticultural staff at both Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created free seed starting kits for local children and their families. The kits offer fun and educational activities about the art and science of growing plants.
Three types of kits will be available with supplies to grow three individual plants. The first is a Springtime kit and includes an Easter egg filled with seed paper. The kit will be available on Friday, April 10. A Salsa Garden kit will be available Friday, April 17 and includes all materials to grow tomatoes, cilantro and sweet peppers. On Friday, April 24 a Pollinator Garden kit will be offered for growing zinnia, marigold and fennel plants to attract bees and butterflies.
The Integris Foundations is thrilled to announce a new campaign, Curbside for Caregivers. The foundation will be collecting gift cards and donations to provide meals for INTEGRIS caregivers serving within the frontline relief efforts of the hospital.
Learn more about how you can pay it forward to impact local businesses and the beloved caregivers ensuring the safety and health of our communities at integrisrelief.org/curbside.
ALLIED ARTS RELIEF FUND
Allied Arts has launched an Emergency Relief Fund to help arts nonprofits navigate this uncertain time in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on central Oklahoma’s cultural community.
With elevated support from the community, arts groups can come out of this situation stronger and equipped to deliver outreach that educates, inspires and brings joy! For more information or to donate, visit alliedartsokc.com.
Now is a great time to show your state support by taking the 2020 Census. This is our opportunity to get the federal funding for healthcare, education, congressional representation and more that Oklahoma City deserves.
Experts estimate each household that doesn't complete the Census survey costs our community about $1675 in local and federal funding per person, per year for 10 years. This is why it's crucial you complete the 2020 Census this year.
Taking the 2020 Census is easy. You can take it online, on paper by mail, or on the phone. For more information, visit okc.gov/cesnus.
SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUITY PROGRAM
The Small Business Continuity Program has been approved by City Council in Oklahoma City. This program is intended to help small businesses in Oklahoma City that are experiencing adverse effects from COVID-19 and assist in the retention of employees during a period of economic insecurity.
Applications are now being accepted through April 17 for cash incentives, low interest, and no-interest loans and technical assistance. For more information and guidelines, read the press release here. Visit the official website here okcsmallbizhelp.com.
Mayor David Holt amended the COVID-19 state of emergency proclamation in Oklahoma City to explicitly implement “Shelter in Place” through April 30. What does "Shelter in Place" mean? Read more here. Read the proclamation here.
Stay engaged with the community by participating in Virtual Experiences throughout Oklahoma City. Check out what these local organizations are offering: