Backpacks For Pine Ridge

The Problem

The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been deemed the poorest place in America with a median income of just $3500.00 a year. The school drop out rate is soaring at an estimated 70% and the schools on the Reservation fall into the bottom 10% of funding.

Plan of Action

Since 2004 we have been delivering new backpacks filled with school supplies to one village on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 2007 we expanded our efforts and raised enough to purchase backpacks and school supplies for three villages on the Reservation for the 2008 school year. Ultimately, our goal is to be able to give every child on the Reservation a new backpack and school supplies each year. See our web site at

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