Robert M. Goldman

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“Everyone has the right to a standard of living
adequate for the health and well-being of himself
and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care….”
–Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Article 25)

Robert Goldman has worked with the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner for approximately 34 years. As the chairman of the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner Foundation, Goldman has contributed to supporting the basic rights of thousands of distressed Oklahomans. Because of his leadership and his personal generosity, he is being recognized as a winner of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award.

The Red Andrews Dinner is an Oklahoma City Christmas Day tradition dating to 1947.  The dinner provides warm meals and toys to thousands of citizens each year.
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Approximately 4 years ago, the traditional dinner was in financial trouble. The event was going to be disbanded. Robert Goldman stepped in with other people to keep it going. They created the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner Foundation. For the last 4 years he has been the chairman for this foundation. In conjunction with the dinner and the toy drive, the Foundation collects winter coats for attendees in need at the dinner.

The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner
feeds thousands of people every year.
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In conjunction with a grant received by the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma, many boxes of books were purchased from the Friends of the Library sale. These cases of books were donated to approximately 7 Oklahoma City elementary schools, Dove Academy, and the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City.

Mr. Goldman purchased school supplies in August for Martin Luther King Elementary School.

In 2016, he received the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Community Service Award.

Robert participate in Leah’s Basket gift drive through the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma. Leah’s Basket creates gift baskets full of fun things for the children at OU Children’s hospital.

You’re invited to attend the presentation of the 2016 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 10th, in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The program will begin at 10am. It will be emcee’d by former State Representative Seneca Scott. There is no charge to attend. Following the awards program, you are invited to enjoy a Free Speech Forum in the Senate Assembly Room from 12 Noon to 2pm.

Every year, the Oklahoma Human Rights Awards are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association and the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.

Previous winners of the award include educators, physicians, students, and community volunteers from many different communities and all walks of life. They are united by their enduring commitment to the values and principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information about the awards program, please contact Wilfredo Santosrivera, 405-631-3027.

“Motherhood and childhood are entitled to
special care and assistance. All children,
whether born in or out of wedlock,
shall enjoy the same social protection.….”

–Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Article 25)

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