The California Valley Miwok Tribe – located at 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton, CA (As listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – coming this Saturday, December 11th, 2010, tribal member Ms. Daveen Williams will be holding a charitable event that she herself initiated; seeing various unmet needs in the Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp and Weston Ranch areas in San Joaquin County.
Ms. Williams initiated this event in 2008 and the function is now in its third consecutive year. It is such a success that this year she shall host two events, the first having already taken place on December 4th and the next to take place December 11th. Last year alone, Ms. Williams was able to deliver over five hundred pounds of food, over 37 jackets and coats and countless toys. One charitable business, “Perez Cabinet”, even made a major financial contribution that was used to help a local family in dire need to have a Christmas dinner.
The Tribe currently being denied the valuable federal and state resources that they are entitled that would allow them to make a more substantial positive impact in the lives of the children whom depend on this event, were able to at least donate bottled water through Ms. Daveen Williams to help her in this endeavor. The Tribe is very proud that even as individuals, so many of its members with so little afforded to them to work with, take it upon themselves to do whatever they can within their communities to address the unmet needs currently being experienced by local families.
This event will be held December 11th, 2010, between the hours of 10am – 4pm, in the Golden West School parking lot, located at 1031 North Main Street, Manteca, CA 95336.
The Tribe thanks California Valley Miwok tribal member Ms. Daveen Williams for all of her personal efforts and for representing the Tribe in such a professional and positive manner, such as the staging of this event and to the San Joaquin Native American Veteran’s Lodge for the materials to make a donation such as this possible.