2016 Christmas Dream Boxes
– By Lori McAfee
Over 3,000 toys are needed for this upcoming Christmas season for the Native Youth! Seniors are also in need of a gift! Help us deliver Christmas to the children and seniors on reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming! Won't you GIVE Christmas away!
- 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. No
personal information please!
- 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 12th. After November 18, you may ship via UPS to the
By USPS, mail to:
PO Box 207
Caputa, SD 57725
By UPS ship to (After November 18):
The Dream Center on Pine Ridge
BIA Rt. 27
Porcupine District, Porcupine, SD 57772
For more information or questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 1-3 Male and Female Suggested Items: Toddler toys; wipes and diapers; new clothing; stuffed animals; crayons and coloring books; baby
lotion and baby soap; baby books and toys!
Ages 4-6 Male and Female Suggested Items: Matchbox trucks and cars; army men; baby dolls; crayons and coloring books; toy horses and
Ages 7-8 Male and Female Suggested Items: Crayons and coloring books; new clothing; snacks; puzzles; hats and gloves; bubbles;
colored markers; baby dolls or toys; hair clips; matchbox cars and toys!
Ages 10-12 Male and Female Suggested Items: Gloves and hats; books; board games; new clothing; watches; toys (include batteries); puzzles;
Ages 13-16 Male and Female Suggested Items: Watches; handheld video games; books; board games; sunglasses; new clothing; hair
accessories; journals; skateboards and basketballs.
Non-appropriate items: Used items (please, only new!); scissors; glue; cologne; body sprays; toxic items.