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                                Sponsorship Program

The needs of our People are vast and ongoing. Our Children's Sponsorship program has helped many of our young People obtain the basic needs to attend school and enjoy enriched lives.

Our Elder's Sponsorships have helped ease the pain of poverty and give comfort to them in this period of their lives. We have been blessed with wonderful sponsors, but we need more to help our children and elders. We hope the next one will be you.

We ask a minimum commitment of at least 1 year and hope that you will continue this special relationship until the child is out of school. Your donations of the items and at the times below will be sent by you directly to the child.

1. Back to School: School supplies, new shoes, new clothing, and a winter hat, coat, and gloves.

2. Thanksgiving: A postal money order to help the family have a turkey dinner. 

3. Christmas: New shoes and new clothing along with other Christmas gifts.

4. Birthday: Gifts

5. Easter: New spring and summer clothes and shoes. An Easter basket.

We encourage those who are able, to send more in addition to the fine times above.  If you choose to sponsor an Elder, gifts would be sent at the same times during the year but would be age appropriate.

Our other Spirit Rising programs and initiatives consist of:

Spirit Rising Pine Ridge: Wood program, Home repairs, Future Food bank with room for AA meetings, a small store for the Lakota to sell their art and crafts.

Urgent Needs: To help our People with utilities, food, emergencies.

Those who are interested in helping, or know someone that would: please contact us and we will help you get started.