There are approximately 5,000 Native Americans living in Cuyahoga County and over 70% of them are living at or below the poverty level. During the holidays many of these people, these families, must go without the feasts and presents that are traditional to the season.
We at the American Indian Education Center try to make the holidays brighter for the children of the Native American community.
In past years our local United States Marine Corps Unit has helped to collect and donate toys for the party. Tragically, many of the young men and women of that unit have been lost to us through the war in Iraq over the past years. Therefore, we need your support more than ever in our effort to collect toys for our kids.
The American Indian Education Center is the only Native American community center in Cuyahoga County. We have been helping families with food and clothing donations since 1992. The Center currently runs programs to: help strengthen families by improving communication; assist people in their desire to quit smoking and other use of commercial tobacco; and focus upon health issues specific to American Indians / Alaska Natives. Please consider helping us to make this Christmas special for Native American children with your monetary donation or new toys. We will be happy to declare your support in all of the literature we publish.