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Subject: Helping children and elderly for Christmas
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 7:39 PM ET
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I don't know if anyone saw this report so here is a link for the promo

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/hidden-america-children-plains-14708439  The Pine ridge area is a beautiful area of South Dakota near Mount Rushmore. There are few stores and goods available.

These people desperately need our help and it will be so easy to help and without cash. Here are the projects and schools that need help.

Many of the needs are common books, school supplies, Christmas gifts. It is so easy to help. I am on disability and was able to send a few boxes of things out.

Check it out for yourself.

http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 9:01 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this.  I also posted a link to the site right after the show aired.  The situation is horrifying.... I couldn't believe that this is happening in our own country.

For those who haven't looked at the Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation website yet, aside from Christmas gifts, there are also a lot of schools on the reservation that are looking for books.  I had a lot of luck finding books here at PBS to donate to them.  And it only costs PBS credits.

Such a worthy cause.  Thanks again for bringing it up, Susan.  I want to cry every time I think about it. 

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 9:04 PM ET
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it is an incredibly beautiful bu remote area of the country. If you have no books, gather the stick pens that you have lying around an mail so some kindergarden child can learn to write their name. O r maybe any extra scarf or hat you have lying around

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:47 PM ET
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THank you for posting this.  There is great need there.  I have already sent two boxes of scarves and hats their way.  My charity group is sponsoring a drive for them this month. 

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 8:50 PM ET
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I mailed four new books to them today. I am going to see what other school supplies I can find for them.

Date Posted: 11/21/2011 3:44 PM ET
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bump

 

Date Posted: 11/27/2011 8:47 PM ET
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Susan, thank you so much for posting this.  I just ordered several books that I've been able to find here on swapabook and are on their way.  I've also posted to my local freecycle community asking for #2 pencils, pens, highlighters and post-it notes.

Date Posted: 12/3/2011 5:22 PM ET
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At the post office, you can get the small flat rate priority mail boxes. I was amazed at how much I could cram in. Glue sticks, brushes, pencils, pens, post-its, glitter., cray-pas and markers. All stuff I had unused at home. Will mail out for $5.


Via UPS/FedEx:

Dr. Alberta Moore, Principal
Crazy Horse Elementary School
245 Crazy Horse School Drive
Wanblee, SD 57577

Via U.S. Mail:

Dr. Alberta Moore, Principal
Crazy Horse Elementary School
P.O. Box 260
Wanblee, SD 57577

Thank you!

Date Posted: 12/9/2011 3:16 PM ET
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I just received a thank you letter in the mail today from Build Your Own Library Project. I wasn't expecting that but it was nice that they appreciated the books I sent.