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Save the date! November 28th is Giving Tuesday!
11/21/17 in Indian Country under General News Basic Needs Seasonal Programs
Winter has already arrived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This month, temperatures have already dropped into the 20s. Come December and January the average low is 13 degrees, with the high barely above freezing – and that doesn’t account for the wind chill on blustery days.
Many children on Pine Ridge must brave the elements waiting at frigid bus stops in worn out hand-me-down jackets and coats which have long outlasted their usefulness, and shoes which allow their feet to be soaked to the bone with their first few steps into foot-deep snow.
No child should have to suffer like that. #OperationSnowsuit, our #GivingTuesday campaign, provides thousands of Native children with winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and snow boots to keep children bundled up and warm from head to toe.
This year, we hope to be able to provide winter gear to over 10,000 children!
Giving Tuesday is a day when the whole world is focused on giving. Will you join them and make November 28, 2017 the day when you change a Native child's life?
Read about what we did on the fourth day of the Running Strong Reservations Tour!
General News Schools & Youth Center Seasonal Programs on 8/5/14
Notebooks, pens, pencils, other school supplies and hygiene items are expensive and reservation families must drive long distances to buy them. Few can afford the gas or the school supplies themselves.