When back-to-school time comes for the children of the Sioux Nation, winter weather systems are already descending on the Northern Plains. Yet many Native American school kids don’t even own a warm coat or even a decent pair of shoes. These are not items of luxury but a matter of survival in “Indian Country”.
That’s why each year, with the support of our loyal donors, Native American Heritage Association pays for the “Winter Life-Guard” program for hundreds of Native American school-aged children in need. Native American families on the Reservations receive a $75.00 “Winter Life-Guard” purchase order to buy warm winter clothes for their children from the Wal-Mart in Pierre, South Dakota. This donor-supported program helps families buy coats, sweaters, shoes, pants, mittens or other warm clothing to help protect them from the extreme winter elements.
Tim Curns, a NAHA employee, helps a family fill out paperwork to obtain winter clothing for their child. Without proper clothing to dress their sons and daughters, parents fear for their safety and refuse to send them out in the cold to attend school. The risk of getting pneumonia or worse from the freezing temperatures is too great.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to this program and help a Native American child or if you can, more than one child. By making a tax-deductible donation for this program, you not only provide warm clothing but you are making an investment in the future for a child to break the cycle of poverty on the Reservations. Donate now towards a child’s future!!!
Also, we collect school supplies for the school children. We can always use pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, crayons, rulers, backpacks and any other items that children need for school. Make an investment in a child’s education. You can ship all school supplies to:
Native American Heritage Association
12085 Quaal Rd.
Black Hawk, SD 57718
To save shipping costs, you can make a tax-deductible donation on our confidential and secure donation page now.
Thank you for helping Native American Heritage Association provide hopes and dreams for so many Native American children.