Oneida Nation Employees Adopting Needy Families - 12/22/2011
Employees from 17 departments at the Oneida Indian Nation and its enterprises adopted 24 less fortunate local families in Oneida and Madison counties during this holiday season. Catholic Charities of Madison and Oneida Counties coordinates the program each year and identifies families in need.
“We ask each family we identify to supply a wish list of items that it would like, but due to various circumstances cannot afford,” said Pam Vecchiano. “A family can ask for anything and it’s up to the adopting group to provide as many items from the list that it can.”
Participating Oneida Indian Nation departments included: Season’s Harvest - Day Shift; Corner Market; Food and Beverage Operations; Facilities; Bingo; Keno; Supply Chain; Cage; SavOn Stores; Accommodations; Finance, Front Services; Golf Courses & Grounds; Security; Entertainment; Table Games – Day Shift and Information Technology.
“The Nation’s employees have established a tradition of helping local families,” said Dana Sovocool, vice president of human resources for Oneida Nation Enterprises. “Each year the adopt-a-family program gets tremendous support from Nation employees. This year is no exception. We are certainly proud of the generosity of our team and their important contributions to our community.”
The majority of the adopted families participating received everything on their wish list and more as many of the participating departments give much more than was asked for.
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