Formerly incarcerated minister gives back to community with school supply drive

TULSA, Okla. — A woman who started her ministry after a prison stint is giving back to her community with a school supply drive.

North Tulsa families picked up some last minute school supplies at a back-to-school drive put together by local evangelist Raittia Rogers on August 14 near the corner of E. 36th St. North and N. Peoria.

Growing up, Raittia was in and out of trouble. She ended up pregnant as a teenager and was later arrested and sent to prison.

While locked away, she grew closer to her faith and found a higher calling.

Once released, she started her ministry and started giving back to the community she grew up in - North Tulsa.

At the drive, kids chose what they needed to start the new year from things like backpacks, notebooks and markers.

The event was sponsored in part by Tulsa Teacher Credit Union and everyone got to choose either a hamburger or a corndog thanks to Sonic Drive-In.

This was Raittia’s 7th annual back-to-school drive held near Comanche Park Apartments.