|1999 - the first year||2000 year 2|
|2001 year 3||2002 year 4|
|2003 year 5||2004 year 6|
|2006 year 8|
|2007 year 9||2008 year 10|
|2009 year 11||2010 -2014 years 12-16|
|Many children on
Reservations like Pine Ridge and Rosebud, SD don't get much, if anything,
for Christmas. At that time of year survival is the main focus. Having
enough to eat or enough fuel (oil/propane) to keep warm is the reality.
Yes there are organizations that do help children in many parts of the
world, but somehow most of the native children in this country are forgotten.
There are 2 groups we like to focus on. One is through a Elders Relief Program the gifts can either be for Elderly and or their Grandchildren. The most important thing for many of the Elderly is helping their Takoja or Grandchildren, which means they will give what little they have to give their grandchildren school items, clothing, or sometimes a toy. We'd like to give them food and warm gifts for themselves and something for them to give to their Grandchildren. That's one way you can help.
The other group is Sicangu disability project, to help disable folks, and their families during this time. Just to give something that would not have been possible with out your help.
We'd love to see a smile on those beautiful children's faces. So you can either send a new toy directly, or send it here and we'll send out the toys we collect as well as other items (good clothing) in time for Christmas. If you send money, please state if it is for toys, clothing, or to help in the shipping.
Thank You in advance for all the children
Mitakuye Oyasin (we are all related)
Just in time for Christmas '99 and
'00 a Toy, Clothing, Handicap Drive was put together. Pallets of Food,
New Toys, Blankets, and many other items were gathered, through the
generosity of people around Dayton, OH. Then buy the gracious generosity
of CCX/Conway Trucking, trucked for FREE
grew into just over 1/2 a Tractor Trailer load. Not bad from several
pallets in '99!!
*2005 the second time 2 Tractor Trailer loads were filled!
*2006 8th year for a 3rd time 2 Tractor Trailer loads were filled!
*2007 9th year 1 Tractor Trailer load was filled. CCX Conway was unable to provide the haul to Rosebud due to fuel costs. However another company stepped up. Kelly Transportation donated the truck and part of the fuel expense, Jet Express, Inc. donated the semi trailer, and Pilot donated fuel as well!
*2008 10th year, 9th year 1 Tractor Trailer load was filled. Kelly Transportation donated the truck and part of the fuel expense, Jet Express, Inc. donated the semi trailer, and Pilot donated fuel as well!
On behalf of the Rosebud Lakota,
we are honored to say Thank you, thank you, thank you,
So ready to help with the Year 2009?
You really can help, and DO make a difference!
How Can You Help?