A Cold Wind Blows
And it sucks if you don't have a coat.
Each year Warming Hearts (formerly known as Winter in Pine Ridge) has contributed hundreds of NEW coats to children who otherwise would do without any at all. Tribal funds to clothe children are minimal, and are not available to those children who do not attend school. The economy on the reservations that we serve is practically non-existent and households that may consist of generations of extended families have an average yearly income of about $3,600.00Time to dust off that PayPal account.
Our families are recommended to us by social service agencies, schools and community members as being particularly needy. We reach out beyond the communities and towns and have drivers who will bring coats and snow boots even to the families who live in the most remote areas of the reservations and who can not even afford the gas it takes to get into town. Your participation in this coat drive will bring a smile to the children's faces and will warm your own heart in the process.