‘Tis the Season for Giving…
It’s that time of year to start thinking CHRISTMAS! Hoping you will be able to help us not forget about children on the reservation this season. Many have no water, electricity and will not be able to have Christmas like most of us. Will you consider giving Walmart, Target or Best Buy gift certificates, or giving a “Christmas Dream Box” for the youth? Most look to “Christmas at the Dream Center” for a gift at Christmas. Tell all of your friends, church and family !! Thank you so much!
Sometimes, the only Christmas gift Native American children receive is from The Dream Center.
Over 3,000 toys are needed to fully deliver the holiday spirit this upcoming Christmas to the Lakota nation on Pine Ridge. Help us in our mission by including an extra Christmas gift donation or two in this year’s holiday shopping list! We express our sincere gratitude for those in the United States who have sent or will send gifts, money, and prayers to these Native American children.
Download the Christmas Dream Box Flyer for more details.
HOW TO GIVE:
- Select an age and gender from the list below.
- Shop for presents for that child based on the suggestions below.
- Include other things the children might enjoy! Your purchases should fit in a shoe box.
- Place the gifts in a shoebox or similarly sizes Rubbermaid container. Feel free to include an encouraging note. Please no personal information.
- Wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas wrapping paper.
- Clearly indicate on the outside of the box the age and gender the gift is intended for. This is very important!
- Mail your box to WAEM and make sure it arrives by December 4th.
Please mail your gift or gift card to arrive by December 4th.
USPS mail to:
Wings As Eagles Ministries
PO Box 207 Caputa, SD 57725
FED EX or UPS mail to:
The Dream Center on Pine Ridge
3772 Hwy. 27
Porcupine, SD 57772
For more information or questions please reach out contacting us.
WHAT TO GIVE:
- Ages 1-3| Male & Female
Suggested Items: Toddler toys; wipes and diapers; new clothing; stuffed animals; baby lotion and baby soap; baby books and toys!
- Ages 4-6| Male & Female
Suggested Items: Matchbox trucks and cars; baby dolls; crayons and coloring books; toy horses and toys!
- Ages 7-8| Male & Female
Suggested Items: Crayons and coloring books; snacks; puzzles; colored markers; baby dolls or toys; hair clips; matchbox cars and trucks, remote control trucks and cars.
- Ages 10-12| Male & Female
Suggested Items: books; board games; watches; toys (include batteries); puzzles;
- Ages 13-16| Male & Female
Suggested Items: watches; handheld video games; books; board games; sunglasses; hair accessories; journals; skateboards and basketballs.
- Seniors| Male & Female
Suggested Items: Items: candles, board games, household items, radios, non-perishable food items.
NON-APPROPRIATE GIFTS ITEMS:
Used items (please - only new!), scissors, glue, cologne, hairsprays, body sprays, or toxic items.
So many ways to GIVE…
Giving isn’t restricted to the holiday season. Find out how else you can support the Lakota nation relief efforts year-round on Pine Ridge. GIVE.
You can also check the Wings As Eagles Ministries WISH LIST to see what donated items are sorely needed at The Dream Center.
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