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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: Our goal is to support education and literacy on the Pine Ridge Reservation by striving to put a book in the hands of every Oglala child. We are an all-volunteer organization We also work to raise awareness about our country's Indian Nations, and we work against racism.

Target demographics: school libraries, clinics, and hospital

Direct beneficiaries per year: nine schools, 4 clinics, one hospital and one detention center by sending fabulous books to the children. At the clinics the children are given a book to keep. We also provide 2 scholarships for Lakota college students.

Geographic areas served: South Dakota, at the Pine Ridge Reservation

Programs: Books for the children at nine schools. We also send books for adults at clinics, large print for the hard of seeing, and board books for babies. Our scholarship program provides 2 annual renewable grants for Lakota college students. We are all volunteers ie, no one gets paid for the work they do, and we love our work.

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Rating: 5

This organization does a wonderful job of informing the public about the issues and challenges faced by the Oglala Lakota people, most of who live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. At least here in the East, most people have completely forgotten about Native Americans (unless they own casinos) and have no idea about the conditions in which many of them live. The organization is also working to improve their lives through such things as book donations and scholarships. In the organization's newsletter you can follow the stories of individual Lakota that are being helped. These volunteers are doing important work on a tight budget and deserve your support!