Oklahoma Atheist Group Begins Gift-Giving Drive to Help Those Impacted by Natural Disasters

FreeOK, an atheist group based in Oklahoma, is planning a major charity drive this winter that aims to give presents to kids in foster care and families affected by natural disasters:

HHA Gifting is the part of FreeOK’s 2013 Giving Drive aimed at providing holiday gift relief to families housing foster children and those in need of assistance for other reasons. Our kids up for gifting adoption provide us with wishlists which we then make available to volunteering sponsors.

In addition to the 70 children we will be sponsoring in placement with Jordan’s Crossing, we are also currently accepting nominations for families impacted by the government shutdown, this year’s natural disasters and really any cause that has resulted in sacrifices needing to be made in celebrations for the holidays.

If you’re in the area, you can go to their site right now to “Adopt a child” — purchase gifts requested by specific children and drop them off at designated locations later.

If you’re outside the area, consider purchasing something from the group’s Amazon Wishlist so that they can give it away at a later time.

You can always donate money, too, if that’s easier.

If this project is successful, it’s one that can (and should) be copied by other large local groups. There’s no reason our community can’t help those less fortunate this holiday season.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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