Oklahoma City’s got a lot of great charities and non-profit organizations, but we’re especially proud to partner with the City Rescue Mission, a non-profit that works tirelessly to provide the city’s homeless population with long-term aid and solutions that will keep them clothed, fed, and housed for good. Yesterday afternoon was a big milestone for the Mission, as they opened the doors to their brand-new Impact Hunger Food Resource Center, which will work in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to serve the local needy. The Mission estimates that they’ll be able to provide 1.2 million free meals to people within its first year alone!
To celebrate the opening of the food center, the Mission wanted to host a block party for its patrons complete with dinner and entertainment, so they called on QuiBids to provide the latter! Our business is all about fun, so we do the same with our charitable work, an effort we call #BringOnTheFun!
So check out these photos from the block party!
Here’s what it looked like from across the street in the early goings! Two words say it all: Bouncy castle. Well, I guess it’s more of a bouncy obstacle course, but potato-potahto.
Photo via City Rescue Mission’s Facebook page
That’s the Devon Tower! Downtown Oklahoma City made for a nice backdrop for the block party!
A couple of QuiBids employees (that’s them in their #BringOnTheFun T-shirts) spent the afternoon face-painting.
Who do babies love? Babies love QuiBids employees. Or maybe it’s the other way around, or both. Whatever way, that’s the new Food Resource Center in the background.
Seriously. What’s more fun than a bouncy castle?
We set up some tires for people to test their football-throwing skills. This dude had a cannon.
It got pretty hot out there, and shagging footballs is a lot more tiring than it looks, especially when you’ve got Tom Brady out there throwing rockets.
One of our employees made a new friend. Dawwwwwww.
We got a band to play! In addition to being super cool dudes, Sugar Free Allstars are super-generous! They donated 100% of their regular gig fee to the Mission!
Nom nom nomming on some steak!
All photos by QuiBids employee Erik Gause, unless otherwise noted.