Sunday, November 9, 2008
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROJECT FOR THE CHILDREN & ELDERS OF THE STANDING ROCK RESERVATION
Special Thanks to Mary Thunder for supporting this and so many other projects each and every year!
Hard to believe, but it is that time of year already! We have begun the collection of holiday gifts and donations for the children & elders of The Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. As always, our donations will be shipped directly to The Church of The Tipi Wakan (House of Blessings) for distribution to everyone in the entire community. No one is left out or excluded, and everything is given where it is most needed.
We are gifting approximately 125 children (tots to teens) and 40 elders + other adults!
Below you will find a list of shopping suggestions, in addition, we have a special request for Walmart ; Target gift cards of ANY amount. (I have been trying to pick up a $10 card each time I shop at Walmart.) Pastor Boots will use these cards to buy food and supplies for the community holiday meals, and to buy things that are needed that we are not able to ship. (Please remember all clothing should be suitable for rural North Dakota)
GIFT SUGGESTIONS- Warm clothing, jeans, sweaters, jackets, etc., for children; elders, all ages, sizes
- Toys (no toys guns etc.), games, puzzles, craft kits, crafting supplies, model kits, dolls, matchbox cars, play dough, coloring books, crayons, stuffed toys, card games like Uno, Old Maid, etc, checkers, ALL AGE GROUPS Tot to Teen
- Coffee, Tea, candy, sugar free candy, nuts, dried fruits
- Gloves, hats, socks lotions, soaps, etc; small gift bags pre-filled with things for teen girls, boys, or elders (IE for a teen girl: hair accessories, lotion, bubble bath etc. For an elder: snacks, lotion, warm gloves to fill a small gift bag).
Notes: If you pre-wrap or gift bag your gifts, please label with gender and age group or size.
- LOOK FOR ONLINE SALES WITH FREE SHIPPING AND
SHIP DIRECTLY to the Church of Tipi Wakan (address below).
- Look for online bargains at EBay and ship directly to Tipi Wakan.
- If the toy you get requires batteries, please include a generous supply.
- Walmart gift cards - any amount.
- If you direct ship to ND, please reference The Peace Chapel, Rev. Sherry Sherry, Mary Thunder; YOUR NAME with the shipment.
ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING DIRECTLY:
Rev. Boots Marsh
CHURCH OF THE TIPI WAKAN
7149 B South Big Lake Road
Standing Rock Reservation
Cannon Ball, ND 58528
ADDRESS FOR ANGEL HILL HOUSE:
129 Governors Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
(covered front porch for donation drop off 24/7)
EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ELECTRONIC DONATIONS ONLINE VIA PAYPAL:
sherrysherry2@ aol.com (remove the spaces)
This is the email address for The Peace Chapel on Paypal
DONATION OF SHIPPING BOXES 12 X 18 to 24 X 36 in size
Donations towards shipping costs especially needed I know during this tough economy, this can be an especially challenging year for us to find 'extra' to donate to the holidays, but this is when we are most needed! They really appreciate everything that we send out to them.
Gift donations may be dropped off at the front door of Angel Hill House at the above address 24/7, there is a donation box by the front door on the covered porch. (No need to knock - it makes the dogs bark.) Please leave your name with your donations.
Click here: Send Money - PayPal
Several people wrote asking if / how they can donate money online using PayPal if they don't have an existing PayPal account. The link above will direct you to the page to send money, using a credit card or online secure check, or bank account. If for any reason this doesn't work for you, send me an email, tell me how much you want to donate, and I can email you a PayPal money request. Either way it should be very easy to send in your donations.
Any amount is very much appreciated as we expect final shipping costs to exceed $750, (despite cutting our weight as much as possible) due to the rate increases with UPS due to much higher fuel costs.
If you prefer to send a paper check, please make your check payable to "The Peace Chapel", notation:
Holiday Project Donation,and send to:
Rev. Sherry Sherry
The Peace Chapel129 Governors Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
Gift donations may be dropped off at the front door of Angel Hill House at the above address 24/7, there is a donation box by the front door on the covered porch. (no need to knock) Please leave your name with your donations.
Our final wrapping and box packing 'parties' will be the first Friday, and Saturday of December, 7 - 10 PM and Sunday 6 - 9 PM (AFTER OUR PRAYER LODGE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON).
Sunday is the big crescendo of filling the shipping boxes, weighing and marking them and getting them all ready for UPS to pick and whisk away to North Dakota on the wings on Angels and Santa Claus!
Posted by Claudia Davis at 11/09/2008 08:56:00 AM