WWU Collects Gifts for Native American Children

‘Tis the season to give and the members of the pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta at William Woods University are doing just that. They are collecting toys for the children of the Loyal Shawnee of Oklahoma and the Omaha of Nebraska through Friday, Dec. 7.

For the past two holiday seasons, gifts and toys have been collected and distributed to Native American children due to the extreme poverty of their tribes. Both the Loyal Shawnee and the Omaha have tribal poverty levels that are substantially higher that the national average.

“William Woods has made a significant and positive impact on the holiday season for the Shawnee children. In the rural, mostly Native American areas around Jay, Okla., William Woods University is honored for its generosity,” said Cynthia Kramer, WWU director of department of legal studies and associate professor of political science.

Phi Alpha Delta hopes to deliver the toys the weekend of Dec. 9-10. Persons wishing to contribute, should contact Kramer at 592-4293 for more information and drop-off locations.