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Cookies & Scotty’s Thanksgiving

Cookie and Scotty’s Thanksgiving is an annual event that feeds over 1000 in-need individuals on Thanksgiving day through at-home deliveries. We will soon be seeking volunteers to help us prepare and deliver these meals across the OKC metro. We’ll be prepping and packing smoked turkey, honey ham, stuffing, turkey gravy,

1 IN 8 PEOPLE with HIV do not know they have it!

FULL ARTICAL LINK: 1 IN 8 PEOPLE with HIV do not know they have it! Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and an estimated 13% of them do not know they are infected. HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender,

A Choice to Improve Lives (405 Magazine)

Other Options’ philanthropic legacy By: Brandon King November 9, 2020 In 2010, Ladonna felt alone for the first time in 52 years. Multiple family illnesses led to untimely deaths, leaving her to fend for herself despite her own struggles with bipolar disorder, severe social anxiety and eventually multiple sclerosis. After

Battle of the Bartenders 2023

Battle of the Bartenders 2023 Thursday, October 5, 2023 Farmers Public Market 6PM-10PM Sample the best cocktail creations in OKC and vote for your favorite Bartender at this Casion Night themed fundraiser for Other Options. About this event Back by popular demand, Battle of the Bartenders : The Casion will

Battle of the Bartenders 2022

SAVE THE DATE: 10.20.2022  (ONLINE TICKET SALES)  Back by popular demand, Battle of the Bartenders formally Bar Wars: The Carnival will be in town on October 20th, let’s all celebrate the best cocktail creations in town created and served by some of our absolute best bartenders around. This year 15 vendors

Oklahoma AIDS walk 2022

October 2nd, 2022 at the Myriad Gardens Join AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City as we come together for the 24th Annual Walk & Festival! Our FREE family friendly event is open to all members of the community so that we can bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in our community. Vendors, live

Share your Experiences (Survey)

The survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous. Survey findings will be reported in summary form, and nothing linking participants to the results will be presented or accessible by anyone other than the evaluation staff at the University of Oklahoma.

Monkeypox

What are the symptoms of monkeypox? Monkeypox may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. Headache, muscle and backache, chills, and exhaustion can also be present. A painful rash develops and goes through several stages including fluid and pus-filled blisters that eventually get crusty, scab over, and fall off. Can monkeypox

Angel Tree & Christmas 2022

Want to make a Donations! Board Games, Puzzles for Children & Families. Amazon / Visa / Mastercard Gift Cards / Movie Passes Nonperishable food Items welcome. Drop off locations thru December 10th: Other Options 3636 NW 51st Street OKC, OK 73112

Ticket Sales Bar Wars, Superheroes

Ticket Sales Bar Wars, Superheroes

Volunteer Signup for Bar Wars 2021 Superheroes

Click the link to sign up:     (Bar Wars 2021 Superheroes)

The 2020 OKC Santa Crawl

THE 3RD ANNUAL OKC SANTA CRAWL IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2020! From Bricktown to Auto Alley to Midtown, a sea of Santas will be roaming the streets of OKC in search of fun – be a part of the 2020 OKC Santa Crawl! On Sunday December 13th, Oklahoma City will

Other Options Holiday Drive

We’re partnering with the Plaza District for a Holiday Food Drive and Angel Tree on Saturday, November 28th. We’ll have the Other Options sprinter, Angel Trees and Tables/Boxes to accept food donations and help the public select clients from our Angel Tree or drop off gifts. Angel Tree gifts we’re accepting include $20 amazon

From the Director’s Desk

Other Options-Friends Food Pantry offers a great place for people to exercise the power of community. It is amazing to see the support that people provide to help those in need, and many of these folks have been or are currently clients of Friends food pantry.  The cycle of helping

AT-HOME TEST KITS FOR HIV

Guiding Right is now able to offer the delivery of at-home rapid testing kits for the detection of HIV, providing a self-help option for fast results in minutes. The tests are designed with a simple, easy-to-use process for patients to test themselves without needing a medical professional. Your privacy is

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Like you, we have watched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully. We understand your concerns and we share them. In keeping with our pledge to provide our clients the best pantry experience and resources, we’d like to tell you what we’re doing to help keep you safe during a time of uncertainty.

Walk This Way Fashion Show – POSPONDED

Join us for a spectacular evening featuring fashion from the Silver Screen era of old Hollywood. POSPONDED New date TBD   Farmers Public Market Dress to Impress! Tickets on Sale at https://www.facebook.com/events/179662540088640 This year, our designers are creating one-of-a-kind runway looks to celebrate the icons of the Silver Screen. Whether

20th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving

More information coming soon. Cookie’s Thanksgiving is an annual event that feeds 1000 in-need individuals on Thanksgiving day through at-home deliveries and in-house meals. Every $7 donated helps us provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in OKC impacted by HIV/ AIDS. Make your tax-deductible donation today! Providing a full,

Bar Wars 2019: Drinks of Broadway

Bar Wars 2019: Drinks on Broadway – a Musical Mixology Soiree is a fundraising event benefitting Other Options. Proceeds from the event will support our Friends Food Pantry Program and allow us to purchase nutrient-dense food and nutritional items for Oklahomans living with HIV who qualify for our services. This

The Hangover Brunch Fall 2019 Benefiting Other Options

The Hangover Brunch is back for the second time this year! After such an amazing spring brunch, we decided a fall brunch should most definitely happen. Sunday October 6th, the best of OKC brunch spots will be under one roof! Unlimited brunch samples + drinks + live music! Sunday, October

The Black & White Party 2019 Benefiting Other Options

Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball! The Black and White Ball was a masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Hosted by author Truman Capote, the ball was in honor of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. The 2019

Mother’s Day Fundraiser

Cellars Wine Club has a special offer for you this Mother’s Day while raising funds for Other Options, Inc. Use our Charity Code “GB0019” when making your wine gift purchase and we will receive 15% of the amount you spend. Tell your friends! A huge thank you to our friends

Walk This Way 2019

Walk This Way Fashion Show is one of the largest fashion shows in Oklahoma. Each year, designers present their unique collections. Stay tuned for exciting announcements. Each ticket purchased goes toward supporting Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry. 8th Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show “Curtain Call” Saturday, May 18,

The Hangover Brunch

HEY OKC: Let’s Do Brunch. What’s better than unlimited brunch bites and great drinks from the best restaurants and breweries in OKC? On April 7th, they’ll all be under one roof at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market. You don’t want to miss this event! When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 Where:

We’re so excited that The Loaded Bowl will be at The Hangover Brunch – Spring 20…

We’re so excited that The Loaded Bowl will be at The Hangover Brunch – Spring 2019! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we highly recommend it – their food is amazing! Tickets are selling fast – so get yours ASAP! www.thehangoverbrunchokc.com

We were so happy to present a check to Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry a…

We were so happy to present a check to Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry after the 2018 OKC Santa Crawl! To date, we’ve been able to donate $17,350 to local charities through these awesome events. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for a great cause! For

Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to party! I’ve been wanting to start a Leather …

Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to party! I’ve been wanting to start a Leather Formal in the heartland, and am happy to announce the first of <hopefully> many. So let’s get in some romance and sexy fun before Lent starts! To that end, I’m throwing a Leather Formal to celebrate

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry OKC Pride Inc.

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry OKC Pride Inc.

Another great local brewery has been added to The Hangover Brunch, COOP Ale Work…

Another great local brewery has been added to The Hangover Brunch, COOP Ale Works!! ? So MANY reasons to make sure and buy tickets on Monday, February 11th!

So this begins today It’s the night before we deliver/serve 1,000 meals in OKC! …

So this begins today ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️It’s the night before we deliver/serve 1,000 meals in OKC! Our volunteers are amazing! [fb_vid id=”1864331293831609″]

Other Options to serve 1,000 meals for “Cookies Thanksgiving”

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry do SO many wonderful things. I am so proud to be a board member of this fantastic organization. Other Options to serve 1,000 meals for “Cookies Thanksgiving”

Blue Bags are 50 cents They also have other bags for $1.00 Here is what we are …

Blue Bags are 50 cents They also have other bags for $1.00 Here is what we are lacking blue bags! Walmart Reusable Shopping Bags we have gotten a lot in but still need 1000!

Every $7 donated helps us provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in OKC impact…

Every $7 donated helps us provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in OKC impacted by HIV/ AIDS. Make your tax deductible donation today! www.otheroptionsokc.org – you’ll find the donation button at the bottom of the page!

19th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45adae23a7ff2-17th Cookies Thanksgiving sign up! 19th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving

Meet Gingersnap Tinselberry our fearless Christmas mascot @ Other Options

Meet Gingersnap Tinselberry our fearless Christmas mascot @ Other Options❤️

GIVE! on the Plaza

[ad_1] In the spirit of the season of giving, join us at GIVE! on the Plaza. Our Plaza Businesses will be raising funds by donating a portion of the evenings sales to Other Options, an incredible organization that helps those impacted by HIV and Aids in the Oklahoma City community.

An Other Options Thanksgiving

It takes a lot of planning and work to pull off a spectacular Thanksgiving meal. There’s the shopping, the food preparation and the cooking, then comes serving, cleanup and storing the leftovers. Now imagine preparing that meal for a family of 1,000 – that’s what Mary Arbuckle does every November. She’s

Bartender Daniel Weaver from Tramps will be serving up TROUBLE With his incredib…

Bartender Daniel Weaver from Tramps will be serving up TROUBLE With his incredible cocktail Saturday night at BAR WARS OKC-Game On. Get your tickets today ??

Pink tickets will be up for auction Saturday night at BAR WARS OKC-Game On. It’s…

Pink tickets will be up for auction Saturday night at BAR WARS OKC-Game On. It’s going to be an amazing night. #otheroptions #oklahoma #greatcause #okc

Stag with bartender Logan Brown will take you to a WIZARDING WORLD with his cock…

Stag with bartender Logan Brown will take you to a WIZARDING WORLD with his cocktails. Game on!Stag with bartender Logan Brown will take you to a WIZARDING WORLD with his cocktails. Game on!

Will Anna and Tiffany from Jack Daniel’s old No 7 club at the Chesapeake Energy …

Will Anna and Tiffany from Jack Daniel’s old No 7 club at the Chesapeake Energy Arena have the other bars saying CHECKMATE with her terrific cocktail? Come vote for your favorite this Saturday night! BAR WARS OKC-Game

A HUGE thank you to Oklahoma based, Success Vodka, for supporting BAR WARS OKC-G…

A HUGE thank you to Oklahoma based, Success Vodka, for supporting BAR WARS OKC-Game On benefiting Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry. #cheers #drinklocal #barwarsokc #gameon #successvodka

BAR WARS OKC-Game On

BAR WARS OKC-Game On is November 3rd. Make sure you get your tickets now.

Bunker Club with bartender Rainier Crespo will be coming in like a BATTLESHIP to…

Bunker Club with bartender Rainier Crespo will be coming in like a BATTLESHIP to win your vote for best cocktail at this year’s BAR WARS OKC-Game On on November 3rd at OKC Farmers Market District.

With the Alibis and Bartender Lisa’s incredible cocktail will they run a MONOPOL…

With the Alibis and Bartender Lisa’s incredible cocktail will they run a MONOPOLY on the votes for best cocktail at this years BAR WARS OKC-Game On? Come to Bar Wars and find out. GAME ON November 3rd.

We are excited that The Pump Bar with Bartender Meghanne Hensley will be pouring…

We are excited that The Pump Bar with Bartender Meghanne Hensley will be pouring amazing drinks at BAR WARS OKC-Game On this year. Any CLUE what game they picked?

Don’t miss out Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday @ 8AM! Don’t miss out on thi…

Don’t miss out Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday @ 8AM! Don’t miss out on this great deal. Backstage Limo will be shuttling people in style so make sure and buy the shuttle pass & ticket! Portion of proceeds will benefit Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry. See you

BAR WARS OKC-Game On

Don’t forget to get your tickets BAR WARS OKC-Game On eventbrite.com

BAR WARS OKC-Game On

Game On Bar Wars …… don’t forget to buy your tickets

The Black & White Party

A compelling snapshot of generosity by Americans

This is a nice story about people who volunteer. THANKS to all the Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry VOLUNTEERS!!

Friendly Thrift Store

Other Options affiliate THRIFT STORE will have their Grand RE-OPENING Saturday, May 19th. (reopening since someone drove their car through the front window!) Come see Lula & Pepe and find some great deals! Friendly Thrift Store Shopping & Retail

Happy birthday to our founder Averie “Cookie” Arbuckle! You have blessed our li…

Happy birthday to our founder Averie “Cookie” Arbuckle! You have blessed our lives and you watch us from above❤️ we miss you

Walk This Way with Other Options

Thanks to all the volunteers, staff and donors who make our annual Walk This Way Fashion Show possible. Walk This Way with Other Options by Robin Dorner Editor in Chief Get ready to Walk This Way to a Fashion Wonderland with Other Options, Inc. (OOI). The organizations eighth annual, largest

7th Annual Walk This Way fashion show

Have you gotten your tickets??? Only have 3 more tables left to purchase! Walk This Way Fashion Show, started in 2011, is one of the largest fashion shows in Oklahoma. Our 2018 event will be held April 28th at Farmer’s Public Market, located at 311 S. Klein Ave. Each Walk

ABC Correspondent Reveals He’s HIV-Positive

ABC Correspondent Reveals He’s HIV-Positive “For anyone who has ever doubted themselves because of those scary three letters and one symbol, let me tell you this, you are somebody who matters.” #ThisIsMe

Oklahoma’s OACF hosts HIV Advocacy Day

Great work educating the public and legislators. Thank you, Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund! Oklahoma’s OACF hosts HIV Advocacy Day by Robin Dorner Editor in Chief Paige Rawl was born HIV Positive. At the age of fourteen, Paige was granted special permission to become the youngest person ever to be certified

Paige Rawl speaking about being HIV and how to stop the stigma! Thank you Oklaho…

Paige Rawl speaking about being HIV and how to stop the stigma! Thank you Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund ❤️

If ever a Fashion Designer fits our theme would be the amazing Renee Hilton!

If ever a Fashion Designer fits our theme would be the amazing Renee Hilton!

OOI/Friendly Thrift Store 1st Anniversay Event

Other Options affiliate Thrift Store, Friendly Thrift Store, will be having their one-year Anniversary SALE/CELEBRATION/EVENT. Food, giveaways and great prices. What better way to support OO than by SHOPPING and EATING?! Causes

26th Annual Have A Heart

Starts @7pm lots of great items up for bidding! Come join us @Tramps for the 26th Annual Have A Heart Auction and Show. Start time will be at 7pm, we will have some amazing items to auction off so we can raise money for Other Options. Causes · 106 people

MAC AIDS FUND * Other Options, Inc 2017

Its that time of year for the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City! Let’s help raise some much needed funds for some great organizations that do direct services to those Living With HIV/AIDS! MAC AIDS FUND * Other Options, Inc 2017 MAC AIDS FUND * Other Options, Inc 2017 is fundraising

Oklahoma nonprofit trying to raise money to continue food pantry delivery service

Oklahoma nonprofit trying to raise money to continue food pantry delivery service OKLAHOMA CITY – A local nonprofit is trying to raise money to continue their food pantry delivery service after their truck broke down.The Other Options Friends Food Pantry provides hundred of Oklahomans, who’ve been affected by HIV/AIDS, with

Special THANK YOU to our 2017 Bar Wars 2017 photographer, Erica Jensik. Check ou…

Special THANK YOU to our 2017 Bar Wars 2017 photographer, Erica Jensik. Check out her amazing work!

GuideStar nonprofit reports and Forms 990 for donors, grantmakers, and businesses

If you ever have questions about Other Options, Inc please go to Guidestar.org As a non-profit 501c3 we report every year to them. I have no problem if anyone walks into Other Options and asks to see the financials I have OOI’s 990 available for anyone to see. GuideStar nonprofit

OSU architecture students create vision for Other Options in OKC

This was great work by OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology! Looks like the students learned a lot more than architecture. OSU architecture students create vision for Other Options in OKC by Kara Kliewer Staff Writer “Throughout my interactions with Other Options Food Pantry, I was shocked by the

Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward Join us on Tuesday * November 7th, 2017 to help raise money for our 18th Annual Feed 1000 Clients for Thanksgiving! Since 2009 S&B’s Burgers has donated over $300,000 to hundreds of organizations, schools, charities and individuals through our Pay it Forward program and we are proud

3rd Annual Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show

Designs By: Renee Hilton ** Maria Isabel Doors open at 6:00pm Fashion Show will start promptly at 7:30pm General Standing $20.00 General Seated $30.00 VIP Seated $40.00 VIP Table for 4 $200.00 1 bottle of white and red wine VIP Table for 8 $400.00 2 bottles of white and red

SignUpGenius – Mobile

Almost there SignUpGenius – Mobile Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! Our goal of serving 1,000 meals to area families affected by HIV/AIDS is doable with your help. Donate now or sign up to volunteer to be a part of the 18th annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving!

Cookie’s Thanksgiving

18th years to continue Cookie’s Legacy!Cookie’s legacy continues each and every year with your help! Hear more about the annual event from our team as they prepared for last year’s Thanksgiving. Get behind this great cause by donating using the donate button on our Facebook page.

The POZ 100: A-C

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Mary Arbuckle for being named one of the top 100 POZ Advocates! A huge honor and much deserved! #poz100 www.poz.com/100 The POZ 100: A-C The 2017 POZ 100 list celebrates the contributions of women in the fight against HIV.

3rd Annual Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show

This will be the last Fashion for Maria Isabel Unless we talk her into doing another one in the future with the big fashion we do at the beginning of the year!!! Designs By: Renee Hilton ** Maria Isabel Doors open at 6:00pm Fashion Show will start promptly at 7:30pm

Events – OK Aids Care Fund

World AIDS Day is Friday, December 1st. Please join us in standing in solidarity for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. There are several ways to participate in our week-long recognition of World AIDS Day. December 1st marks the global awareness of World AIDS Day. Each year, organizations and

3rd Annual Walk on the Wild Side Fashion Show

We only have 5 VIP Seated and 5 general seated available at the door! Only standing will be available for sale after that! Designs By: Renee Hilton ** Maria Isabel Doors open at 6:00pm Fashion Show will start promptly at 7:30pm General Standing $20.00 General Seated $30.00 VIP Seated $40.00

World AIDS Day Art Show

Don’t forget OACF World AIDS Day Art Show Tonight Artists showing their solidarity with Oklahomans living with or affected by HIV/AIDS will display their work in a show at Waters Edge Winery in the 2nd floor event space on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in honor of World AIDS

Most amazing, giving and wonderful people at Other Options!!

Most amazing, giving and wonderful people at Other Options!!

Volunteers

We are still looking for volunteers for help with Opening Night… Each volunteer receives a wristband to participate in the event before/after their shift! Finale 5k Volunteers: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4aaaaf29a4fe3-volunteers Site Managers: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080d48aca82ea0fa7-volunteer Party Favor Sales: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4cacad2babf49-opening NEED VOLUNTEERS Seth Lewis Projects Director, Arts Council Oklahoma City Volunteers Come be a part

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund

Just around the corner do you have your tickets yet![fb_vid id=”10155061733310685″]Check out what Red Tie 2017 was like. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store this year!

Flashback to the very 1st Walk this way Fashion! Celebrity Walk with Fashions f…

Flashback to the very 1st Walk this way Fashion! Celebrity Walk with Fashions from Johnathan Kayne ❤️

The Hangover Brunch

SAVE THE DATE!! Grab your Brunch Bunch and find out who has the best brunch in OKC! Each ticket sold will include drink samples and unlimited brunch samples from the best restaurants in OKC. There will also be a full cash bar available. We have a limited number of VIP