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2011 Collection Welcome Message

We briefly stopped the collection of donations after our return from the Pine Ridge rez in August 2010 in order to plan the distribution of the items we had not taken to South Dakota.  Space and weight limitations the vehicles we took from Philadelphia to the reservation forced upon us also forced us to decide which items were of the greatest value at the time, and to take only those items. 

New donations arrived in October even though it was not clear at that time who will benefit from our efforts in 2011.  We are not likely going to return to the Pine Ridge rez before 2012.  In 2011, we may stay closer to our home base (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).  Nevertheless, as always, our collection efforts run continuously.

The "Wish Lists" below provides a quick overview of what we are currently looking for to help Native Americans in need.  The list is updated frequently as we learn of new needs.  The focus of our efforts will be on appliances and not on clothes.

Latest Collection News:

July 2011:
The 2011 collection year has ended.
Please check our 2012 files for updates for the period from August 2011 to July 2012.





NOTE:  Clothes We no longer collect clothes unless we receive specific requests for items. HOLD  
  children everywhere stuffed animals, any size, and kind
(Normal wear and tear OK but must be clean.)
  Diabetes Centers, Pine Ridge Reservation beadwork supplies of all kinds collecting  


needlework supplies of all kinds collecting  


things to keep patients entertained while they wait for dialysis collecting  


100 coats for diabetics completed Nov. 2010 


blood pressure measuring equipment  (cuffs) collecting  


blood glucose monitors collecting  


warm blankets collecting  


"Snuggies" and similar blankets and wraps collecting  
  Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations electric heaters (120 V), compact units preferred
Large, heavy and/or bulky units pose transportation problems for us.


electric household appliances (120 V) -  Must be safe and in working order ! collecting  
                      " electric tools (120 V)  -  Must be safe and in working order ! collecting  
completed Special request from Pine Ridge Reservation:  Clothes for an 8 year old girl, wears size 11 dresses, needs underwear, outerwear, size 8 shoes, sneakers, jackets, etc. completed March 2011
  Elders on the Pine Ridge reservation blankets collecting  
                     " air mattresses collecting  
completed Lenape elders (Pennsylvania) bedframe completed March 2011 
                     " 1 Queen size mattress
(Must be clean and in good condition.)
no longer needed
                     " 1 washing machine / drier
(Must be large enough for blankets.)
no longer needed
completed                    " 1 pair of reading eyeglasses 200% completed May 2011
  Our own collection-related needs Copier paper boxes (empty) complete with lids for 5,000 sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper. collecting  

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