5th Annual Coat, Boot, Toy and Book Drive

Our 5th Annual Children’s Coat, Boot, Toy and Book Drive is Going On NOW!

As part of USA Weekend’s Make A Difference Day, the months of September and October LPRCEP will be running its 5th Annual Drive to Benefit the children of Pine Ridge Reservation. The link to the USA Weekend Event is HERE (USA Weekend) and the link to the Facebook Event is HERE (Facebook).

If you are in the NY area and want to take part in our local effort, please drop off items at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, Parish House Lobby (red brick building at corner of Heathcote and Post Roads) between NOW and October 20, 2012. We will be packing up all items on Sunday OCTOBER 14 and Saturday October 20, 2012 — please JOIN US!  

ALSO, in the NY area, please SAVE THE DATE of Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 1-3 PM for a Community Awareness Event and Car Wash for Lakota Children, produced by the Scarsdale High School’s Pine Ridge Reservation Aid Club, the Scarsdale Congregational Church Youth Action Committee, and Scarsdale High School’s For Good Measure. There will be entertainment, bake sale, silent auction and opportunities to volunteer. Please join us! 
 

Together we can make a HUGE difference in the lives of children!

FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN OTHER LOCATIONS: 
Please start collecting new or barely used:

  • Children’s COATS 
  • Snow BOOTS 
  • New or barely used TOYS (for holiday parties)
  • Children’s BOOKS (especially books in series)

What can you do to organize?

  • Find partners and friends willing to help you;
  • Arrange for convenient drop off locations in your community;
  • Involve schools, religious organizations, community service groups — set up teams to help you;
  • Ask local store merchants and others to support your efforts by setting up bins to collect donations and by donating new books, coats, toys or boots

Please sign up on the DaytaBank or Facebook Event (links above) and let us know what you are collecting, so that we can direct your donations to places that need the items.

SHIPPING ADDRESSES:

LOCATION ONE -Items for Toddlers and Young Children

Via US Postal Mail
Head Start Preschool
Eagle Nest College Center
Box 350
Wanblee, South Dakota 57577

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LOCATION TWO (Kindergarten through grade 12)

Via US Postal Mail
Crazy Horse School (K-12)
c/o Katheryn Tracy
P.O. Box 260
Wanblee, South Dakota 57577

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LOCATION THREE: Infant through Grade 8 (SEE BELOW)
Via US Postal Mail:

American Horse School
Attn: Jodi Richards
P.O. Box 660
Allen, South Dakota 57714


Via UPS/FedEx
American Horse School

Attn: Jodi Richards
100 West Main Street
Allen, SD 57714

NEEDED: This is facility that serves 270 students ages 4 through 14. They also house a FACE program of 50 infants (0-age3) and and 15 preschoolers, 3-5 year olds. 
Coats, boots, warm outerwear of all sizes all needed. Toys are needed for a Halloween Party, too!
 

ITEMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS

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LOCATION FOUR: Prenatal Center 
Via US Postal Mail:

 Roberta Ecoffey
OST Healthy Start Prenatal Clinic
P.O. Box 3009
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770


NEEDED: Infant through small children, coats, blankets, maternity clothing and warm outerwear; diapers and formula also needed
ITEMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO CUSTOMERS OF THE CLINIC (and their families), THROUGH APPOINTMENTS SET UP BY THE MANAGEMENT.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++LOCATION FIVE: The Red Shirt School in Hermosa, SD has already received many items and we are waiting to hear what else they need for their children. Right now, they need toys for their Halloween party. Their address is:
Barbara Ice, Principal
Red Shirt School
HCR 83 Box 313
Hermosa, SD 57744

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LEARN. CARE. ACT.

One Comment on “5th Annual Coat, Boot, Toy and Book Drive

  1. It’s so nice to think that even coats, boots, toys, and books can make a difference in a child’s life. And for this, we salute you for doing this kind of actions.

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