Special shopping spree helps area children buy gifts

Friday, December 7th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some local kids went on a holiday "dream spree" Friday. Thanks to OSU Tulsa and Target.

80 students from Roosevelt Elementary and Academy Central were each given a gift card to buy presents for their loved ones. The students bought everything from jewelry to purses.

Organizers say it offers a way for children to learn the true meaning of the holidays. OSU-Tulsa Development Director Marlo Duffy, "The reason we've done this is so they can learn the spirit of giving during the holidays rather than just being a recipient of gifts."

Friday's shopping spree was made possible through the adopt-a-school program.