Jessica Estes, OC’s housing coordinator, is the driving force behind a local branch of Threads of Compassion, which provides scarves and comfort to victims of sexual abuse.
Through Threads of Compassion, volunteers knit and crochet scarves that are given to survivors of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.
Jessica started the local chapter in January 2010. She estimates that around 30 people, including several OC students, alumni, faculty and staff members, combined to knit, crochet and donate 225 scarves last year.
Jessica, who is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, has been back at OC since 2004.
She previously was on campus as the office manager for Let’s Start Talking from 1998 to 2001.
Her husband, Morgan (08), graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a liberal studies degree. He is a web services coordinator for the Oklahoma Bar Association.
For more information on how to donate or get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.threadsokc.org.