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Rooted:Serve


Rooted is dedicated to serving and assisting women, children, and families within our community and surrounding communities who are in need or in crisis. Christ is our beautiful example of what servanthood looks like. At Rooted, we believe we are called to serve one another and to love our neighbors as ourselves (or better yet as Jesus would). Rooted:Serve is designed to create and participate in opportunities within the community to serve others.

 

 

All of our services/resources are free.

Distribution Days for the Personal Care Pantry and the Clothing Ministry:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 2:30pm by appointment

Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm

or by appointment

Please drop donations off at the back of the building.

The services at Rooted are designed to be used as short-term assistance opportunities to help alleviate financial hardships, eliminate an emergency or crisis, and/or to assist during an emergency or crisis. 

Personal Care Pantry
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Rooted's personal care pantry provides free personal care items for women, men, children, and families who are in need or crisis located in the Ark City/Winfield areas and surrounding communities. Personal care items provided are items other than food that are considered critical to the health and well-being of individuals and families.

Distribution Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2:30pm by appointment. To schedule an appointment call or text (text preferred) 580.716.5432. Personal Care Pantry and Clothing Ministry appointments are made for the same date/time per individual/family. 

Families and individuals are limited to visiting both the personal care pantry once every 60 days. Thank you for your understanding as we try to serve all those who are in need within our community and surrounding communities.

 

No paperwork is required to receive assistance.

Items available from the Personal Care Pantry include:

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Disposable Razors

  • Shaving Cream

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Body lotion

  • Hand Soap

  • Hand Sanitizer 

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Toilet paper

  • New undergarments for women and children (all sizes needed)

  • New Socks (Men, Women, Children)

  • Diapers and wipes

  • Laundry Soap

  • Dish soap

  • Comb and hair brushes

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Head Lice Treatment

  • And more...

To donate to the personal care pantry please see the donate tab for a list of items needed as well as ways to donate financially if preferred. Thank you!

Rooted also has an amazon wish list. 

Clothing Ministry
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Rooted provides free gently used clothing, shoes, and bedding to women, children, and families who are in need or in crisis. 

Distribution Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2:30pm by appointment. To schedule an appointment call or text (text preferred) 580.716.5432. Personal Care Pantry and Clothing Ministry appointments are made for the same date/time per individual/family. 

Families and individuals are limited to visiting the clothing ministry once every 60 days. We appreciate your understanding as we work to serve all those who are in need within our community and surrounding communities. 

The clothing ministry is not open on Holidays. 

To donate to the clothing ministry please see the donate tab. Thank you!

Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFA)
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Small (generally under $100), short-term emergency financial assistance is available through Rooted for women and/or families who find themselves in crisis situations. Financial assistance is given to women and/or families who are able to successfully demonstrate a need. Emergency financial request will be considered based upon each individual/family situation and the funds available. 

Rooted does not provide assistance with rent, utilities, or hotel/motel stays. Cash is never given through the EFA program. 

To determine availability for emergency financial assistance please call 580.716.5432 to make an appointment. 

Additional resource information for emergency financial assistance can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/c/blog/emergency-financial-assistance

To donate to Rooted's Emergency Financial Assistance Program, contact us directly by phone, email or stop by Rooted. You can also donate online through our donate link or mail a check to Rooted, Inc. Thank you for your support!

In addition, we are also able at times to help families obtain gently used furniture and appliances through community donations. If you have a need for these types of items please call 580.716.5432.