Sick of Commercialism? Join the #GivingTuesday movement and ignore #BlackFriday madness!
Become part of the GIFT EXPRESS for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
There are many EASY ways that YOU can be involved:
We have created a Crowdrise Fundraising Page that launched at 11 am on December 3 and will continue to accept donations through December. Make a statement against #BlackFriday by supporting #GivingTuesday. 100% of the money donated will be applied to programs for the youth on Pine Ridge.
Are you hosting a December holiday or New Year’s party? When you send out the invitations, ask your friends to bring a new toy to send to a child on Pine Ridge. If you are in the NY Metropolitan area, we will ship them off for you. If you are located in another region, ask your friends to help you package and ship the toys to our distributors (mailing addresses are set forth below). You can also look into this Giving Tuesday toolkit if you’re struggling to find ideas to help your campaign, as well as templates for social posts to improve your Giving Tuesday campaign to help you raise more for those in need!
Support the personal fundraising campaign of Keith Martinez, Youth Advisory Board Chair from Pine Ridge. Go to Keith’s fundraising page where you can either contribute to his effort or set your OWN team goal and challenge your friends — the donation page is generously supported by Festival of Children Foundation, in honor of Keith’s position as a Youth Service Ambassador. Watch a Video Message from Keith Martinez.
The money raised through Keith’s effort will be forwarded to Lakota Children’s Enrichment to support youth programs.
Don’t have time to shop? Make a tax deductible donation. You fund a gift and we will EXPRESS it to a child in need. Doing good is just a click away.
Start a Twitter storm and challenge your friends to make $15 donations to LCE through Givver.
Ask friends to help subsidize shipping costs and send the toys to our distributors on the Reservation, who will be running large community holiday parties in Pine Ridge and Kyle, SD.
Got the idea? Create some SMILES. Join the GIFT EXPRESS.
If you want to mail NEW toys or purchase online gifts on your own, then please send them to one of the following addresses, in either Kyle or Pine Ridge (the two communities where we will be hosting holiday parties) and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can steer your packages to one of our two party hosts:
Inila-Wakan Janis, Sr.
P.O. Box 797
Kyle, SD 57752
SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girl’s Club
P.O. Box 5079
Pine Ridge, SD 57770