Oklahoma City Briefs

Oklahoman Published: July 22, 2009
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Drive to help homeless

A metro-area nonprofit is hosting a drive for personal care items for the homeless. The Education and Employment Ministry promotes job skills and job placement. Needed items include soap, shampoo, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine items and other necessities. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the TEEM office, 14 NE 13. To arrange for pick up, call 235-5671. The drive will continue through the end of the month.

Eatery plans fundraiser
Panera Bread, 3321 Northwest Expressway, will have a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for Hope Pregnancy Center. The eatery will donate 10 percent of proceeds during that time period to the center. Customers should notify their server they would like to take part in the fundraiser. For more information, call 755-5973.

Authors visit zoo Saturday
Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50, will host Animal Author Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Authors attending will include Amy Dee Stephens, Anna Myers, Tammi Sauer, Una Belle Townsend, Stacey Nyikos, Richard Trout, Glenda Carlile and Susan Meyers. For more information, call 424-3344.