Friday, January 13, 2006

I have joined a lot of charity projects lately. I joined the CareWear Organization a long time ago, I still have not sent anything in to them, but I did donate some preemie hats, sweaters, and a blanket to the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Then, a couple days ago, I joined a Yahoo Group called 'Preemie Protectors'; via Crochetville. And, I joined Crafting For a Cause, also a Yahoo Group. I joined this one about six months ago or more, but told them I would be moving (it had to be less than six months, since I knew I would be moving... Anyway...) I rejoined yesterday. One of the 'causes' is for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in South Dakota. They are so poor it is comparable to Haiti, someone said at Crochetville. I already have a bunch of stuff to ship out, I just need boxes, and money to ship them. I may have to ship in smaller boxes. It is quarterly, so I won't be 'commited' to shipping them all out in a short period of time, it's just they need these warm clothes. Some of these homes they live in have no heat or electricity. You can read about it at the thread at Crochetville. A lot of people say stuff like 'They have all those casinos, they have money'... 'Why don't they just go get a job, they're lazy...' There's a whole discussion about it in this thread at Crochetville. Well I should go get busy and make something while I have a little free time instead of spending it on the computer. ;p

2 comments:

lauralee said...

i wonder how many jobs these people think south dakota has to offer????~~Laura Lee

Tina said...

I don't know, I've actually never been to South Dakota, but I know there isn't any jobs on the reservation. My heart just goes out to these people. In the town I live in, Manitou Springs, the 'people' of the town kicked out all of the Indians, but then named all the streets Indian names, made tourist attractions out of Indians' handiwork...