The 100 Item Challenge
Help Second Unitarian Church make an impact for those living on Pine Ridge in one of the poorest counties in the nation.
For our November Service Learning Project, we will be collecting donations. We are working through “Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation,” whose goal is to inform others how to help provide resources to these organizations, and to donate in ways that help preserve and support the Lakota culture.
We do so with utmost respect for the dignity of our neighbors on Pine Ridge, so be mindful of the condition of the donations you send to Pine Ridge. Please send new items when you can.
Also, avoid owls as decorations on anything – these are seen as a symbol of death in the Lakota culture.
Please place your donation in the box in the foyer under the name tags.
Needed items include:
- jingle cones
- non-perishable food items
- socks for boys, girls, men and women
- underwear for boys, girls, men and women
- space heaters
- blankets – can be handmade
- powdered formula
- baby blankets – can be hand made
- sippy cups
- diapers of any size
- baby wash
- nursing pads
- baby clothes
- baby hats
- burp clothes
- feminine hygiene products
- lip balm
- pack and play
- car seats
- booster seats
- warm sleepwear
- basketball pumps
- soccer balls
- volleyball nets
Did you know…?
- The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been designated as one of the poorest areas in the United States.
- Only one Oglala in five has a job.
- Medical care on the Reservation is inadequate.
- A severe housing shortage forces hundreds into homelessness while others live in overcrowded, substandard accommodations.
- Sixty-nine percent of residents live below the poverty line, making do on $2,600 per year, less than one-fifth of the national average income.
For more details, please contact Jaime Short or visit the Friends of Pine Ridge website: http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org.