BENEFITING: Village Earth
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Congratulations to Michael Brydge for being the Top Fundriaiser by June 15th and the winner of A bautiful beaded credit-card wallet made by Tilda Long Soldier, Two Start Quilt Pillows made by Amanda Pumpkin Seed and A copy of the documentary "Mato Paha: Rally to Protect Bear Butte" autographed by the director and renowed author Mark St. Pierre!
ANNOUNCEMENT: With more items being donated by community members, we are able to hold a new fundraising competition that will take place between June 16th through to the end of the fundraiser, June 30th.
The top fundraiswer during this period will win:
- A beautiful Lakota Star Quilt made by Wilma Thin Elk.
- Two start quilt pillows made by Valeria Red Cloud, and
- A copy of the documentary "Mato Paha: Rally to Protect Bear Butte" autographed by the director and renowed author Mark St. Pierre!
- SEE PICTURES OF THE ITEMS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE BELOW
See updates and photos on the project's facebook page.
Here's what the project is all about!
Help the Wounded Knee Community Development Corporation (WKCDC) employ youth to renovate this old one-room schoolhouse into their own youth center! They need to raise $5000 by June 30th to purchase the remaining supplies for the project.
The Wounded Knee CDC has been approved to administer funding from the Federal Job Training Partnership Act, enough to pay approximately 40 youth (ages 14-22) from the district to transform an old one-room school-house into the Wounded Knee Youth Programs Facility. However, the funding does not cover the entire amount needed for materials and supplies.
They Need Your Help! Your donation will not only help create a youth center, it will also provide valuable job training for youth in one of the poorest counties in the United States.
Village Earth has agreed to create a special fund to receive donations for their project. All donations received through this fund are 100% tax-deductible. 90% of the funds will go directly to purchase materials and supplies for the project, the remaining 10% will cover administration and promotional expenses of Village Earth. For the long-term, the Youth Center will be managed and maintained by the Wounded Knee CDC.