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Oklahoma Good Sam Club members donate toys for tribal children

Members of the Oklahoma chapter of the Good Sam RV Club donated a large assortment of toys to Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLodge Youth and Family Services.

“Shawnee and CPN have given us so much,” said Kenneth Griffin, Assistant Director of the Good Sam Club. “We just wanted to return the favor. Our members got these gifts together and we know they’ll be appreciated by the kids served by FireLodge.”

The Good Sam Club is an international organization of recreational vehicle owners. Its Oklahoma chapters are regulars at the CPN’s Raymond Peltier RV Park, and assistant director Kenneth Griffin and Treasurer Cheryl Griffin wanted to show their thanks for the services provided by the tribe. Thirty five campers were on site at the RV Park, with each providing a gift picked out from a local retailer.

On hand to receive the gifts were Laurie Clark, Jackie Davis and Connie Labato who are case officers for FireLodge Children and Family Services.

“We want to thank the Good Sam Club for the gifts for to the children under our program’s supervision. Looking at what was donated, I don’t think the kids will be disappointed,” said Lorie Jackson, of the CPN Indian Child Welfare program.

FireLodge Children and Family Services serves as a local resource to the community for confidential services geared toward youth and families. An emphasis is placed on Native Americans to enhance, enrich, and develop cultural awareness in the areas of health and wellness.