Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Holiday Cheer

Yesterday, I posted information on a holiday gift drive taking place right now to help the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation and other native communities. What I didn't realize then was that many of the children who need some holiday cheer are teenagers, whose needs are often over-looked (as well as those of the elders) at this time of year.

Here is information about a unique gift drive being sponsored just for them:

Teenagers are often left out. So this year The Oglala Commemoration is planning "Shoe Box" gifts.  It's simple.  Get a shoe box and fill it with teen stuff (including hygiene supplies, gloves, socks, t-shirts, and other items small enough to fit in the box).  Please place a note on the box indicating whether the box is for a girl or boy and the age range of items in the box.  These boxes may be sent to:

Eileen Janis
PO Box 525
Crazy Horse Ave.
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

If you would like to sponsor some boxes with your friends or organizations, cash donations may be sent to:

Oglala Commemoration 
1939 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO  63385 

Of course, gifts for people of all ages are always welcome and can be sent to:

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, North Dakota (Leonard Peltier's Nation)
TMBCI Holiday Gift Drive
Attention Cindy Malaterre
PO Box 900
Belcourt, ND 58316  
Oglala Sioux Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Paul Waha Shields
PO Box 1659
Pine Ridge, SD  57770

Thanks, again, people for your generosity.

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