Community involvement and giving back are a core piece of the Justin Thompson Restaurants mission. The following are charities we actively work towards supporting throughout the year. If you represent a non-profit organization and would like to get in touch, please click here.
Iron Gate is a soup kitchen and grocery pantry located in downtown Tulsa, but they provide more than a meal, offering a safe, friendly and welcoming place. Iron Gate's mission is simple. They feed the hungry of Tulsa—every day. They do so in three ways: through our soup kitchen, grocery pantry and Kids Pantry. Iron Gate calls those who eat at their facility their “guests” because they invite them to eat with them. Their philosophy is we are all guests on this earth and guests treat one another with courtesy, kindness and respect.
EIS provides basic needs help for children five and under. Families may come for assistance up to four times in a calendar year. Each visit, parents meet with an interviewer to discuss their particular child’s needs and the family’s situation and assistance is provided that same day. Basic needs items includes diapers, food, and formula. Children needing clothing may also receive items from our “boutique.” Additionally, EIS partners with local hospitals and other non-profit groups to assist with other items to keep infants safe and pregnant women healthy.
The Child Abuse Network, Inc. is a charter member of the National Children’s Alliance. CAN was incorporated in 1988 and is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. CAN’s centralized approach facilitates seamless communication among the multidisciplinary team of agencies that investigate and prosecute child abuse. CAN is located in a safe, child-friendly facility known as the Children’s Advocacy Center, which is designed for abused children.
Youth Services of Tulsa has helped Tulsa area youth and their families since 1969. YST constantly adapts to stay on top the ever-changing, increasingly complex needs of young people, ages 12 to 24. More than 17,000 young people will turn to YST this year for help, some at the most difficult times in their lives. YST offers a wide array of innovative and proven programs focused on counseling, runaway and homeless youth, delinquency prevention and youth development.