Infant Crisis Service in desperate need of winter clothes

Infant Crisis Service in desperate need of winter clothing donations

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OKLAHOMA CITY -

With a mischievous smile and fast little legs, it's hard to keep up with 15-month old, Terrence.

"You open the door, he's the first one out," said Terrieka Spratt, Terrence's mother.

Spratt stopped by Infant Crisis Services Tuesday afternoon to pick-up some clothing and diapers for Terrence.

"He grows fast," she said, looking at her son, "very fast!"

As Spratt looks through the clothing selection inside the crisis center, there's enough shirts and pants for her to choose in Terrence's size, but if you step into the warehouse and flip through the racks, the supply of winter clothing has run low at Infant Crisis Services.

"We had a little girl come in today, that was probably three, but in a 5T, and the mom said she doesn't have any pants, she's out grown all of her pants," said Miki Farris, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Infant Crisis Services.

Farris says that little girl's mother had to select boys' clothing to keep her little girl warm before the freeze.  Farris says a jacket here and onesie there is not enough to serve the dozens of families who come by the center each day, which is why Infant Crisis Services needs clothing donations in all sizes up to 5T.

"It's difficult to help a family and then to say I'm sorry but we don't have anything to fit your child," said Farris.

Parents with infants may have more luck, but if their child wears sizes 12-months up to 3T, there is almost nothing left.

"You don't want them to run around without a coat and get sick," said Spratt.

Spratt managed to find everything she needs for Terrence, but as her bags get packed up, Spratt hopes more donations will come in to help other families like hers.

"It's really important for babies, like his age to have coats, long sleeves, pants, socks, all that," said Spratt.


Infant Crisis Services takes new or gently used clothing, there are five drop off locations across the Oklahoma City Metro.

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