12-18-08 - Holliday Gifts and Food for Wounded Knee - Beverly (Horowitz) Morris Armstrong send this message about helping out the Indians
Some new people are working with this this year, both in Colorado and Wounded Knee, so i'd like to help them out. Post whatever of this you think is appropriate.
This particular effort is a communty-wide winter drive for Lakota families at Wounded Knee on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, an 8-hour drive from Boulder but a 3rd world country within U.S. borders. The shocking statistic--beyond even 94% unemployment--is that life expectancy for men--on all the northern and western reservations, and there are many--is 48, slightly higher for women.
On Dec. 21, we'll load up trucks with new gifts for children, coats and other winter gear, special teen and elder gifts, and food for a community dinner at Wounded Knee; these are given by the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, Unity Church, 2 schools, and just the good people of Boulder, as well as local businesses. I'm attaching our flyer and food needs list.
Am particularly worried this year because everyone is feeling the economics of the moment, but the reality is, if we are hurting, people who are poor are hurting more. If anyone would like to offer anything, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)--I'm blatantly asking for money or pledges at this late hour. Any extra money goes into a propane and winter emergency fund at Wounded Knee, particularly for elders and families with young children.
beverly (morris (horowitz) armstrong)
May all beings be peaceful.
“extended family of brothers and sisters” in
Lakota. Tiyospaye volunteers collect gifts, winter gear & food for a community dinner to
honor and help our brothers and sisters at Wounded Knee on Pine Ridge Reservation.
WHAT IS NEEDED:
★NEW ITEMS for GIFTS, for infants through elders. If you wrap (which helps us),
please label SECURELY with age/gender/size/description of contents. Games, toys,
books, art & craft supplies, sports equipment, clothing, personal, household items.
Teens: clothes, jewelry, basketballs, electronics. Elders: blankets, lotion, socks.
★COATS, BLANKETS, BOOTS, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, and other warm
winter gear (lightly used & cleaned ok).
★FOOD for a COMMUNITY DINNER at Wounded Knee: turkeys, stuffing,
cranberries, etc. (see reverse for full list). Call us to pledge perishable food.
★We also need and gratefully receive money donations, for gas, truck rental,
wrapping paper, undonated food and gifts.
DROP-OFF LOCATIONS(through Dec. 21):
★UNITY CHURCH, Folsom & Valmont, Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Please bag or box
donations and label WOUNDED KNEE.
★GRANDRABBITS TOY SHOPPE, 2525 Arapahoe, in the Village Shopping Ctr.
★BOULDER SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER. Please bring a wrapped gift
to the Solstice Celebration, Sun., Dec. 21. A personal gift card, esp. from a child or
teen, is always an uplifting touch.New this year!--we have a drop box near the
reception desk at the center,now through the Solstice, if you canʼt be at the
celebration or just have a lot more to give!
For other drop-off sites, questions, to donate large items, perishable food, or to offer
time, money, or transportation, please contact David: 303-926-0503,
email@example.com, or Beverly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD NEEDS FOR WOUNDED KNEE COMMUNITY DINNER
FOR THE “CANDY BAGS,” given to each child and elder; each contains candy, dried fruit,
nuts, peanuts, as well as an apple, an orange, and a small token gift:
Christmas candy 25 lbs.
Raisins, dried fruits 25 lbs
Peanuts, in shell 50 lbs
Other nuts 25 lbs
Paper lunch bags 400
FOR THE DINNER:
Stuffing 20 bags/boxes
Cranberries 20 bags
Eggs 12 dozen
Cake mixes 20 boxes, assorted
Frosting 20 cans, assorted
Mayonnaise 6 qts
Pickles 6 qts.
Flour 100 lbs.
Sugar 20 lbs.
Shortening 15 lbs.
Baking powder 5 cans
Pie filling 12 cans/jars
Jello 20 boxes, assorted
Canned fruit 20 cans, assorted
Coffee 5 lbs., ground
Apple juice 15 gals.
Paper plates 400
Paper cups 300
Paper hot cups 100
Plastic forks and spoons 400 each
Aluminum roasting pans 15
Aluminum pie pans 15
trash bags 2 boxes
We also bring up cases or oranges, apples, potatoes, and other veggies—given by a generous
produce company in Denver
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