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Colette and Mike's Charity Wedding Registry

Organized by: colette crowley

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First donations!
June 17, 2016

I just paid the first installment to of donations to support this cause.  Thank you Auntie Claudine and Uncle Larry, Cyndie, Samantha and Alexandra See More

EVENT DATE Aug 06, 2016

THE STORY:

When I was 11 I travelled to Pine Ridge, SD with my family to attend the International Brotherhood Days pow-wow.  It was amazing and beautiful out there, but what also stuck in my mind were the tiny broken trailers people lived in and the tires on their roofs.  I had an opportunity to go back for a few weeks when I was 24, to learn more deeply about the conditions faced on the "rez", the poorest region of our country.  I learned about the significant alcoholism and suicide rates, that people live crowded in trailers that have been deemed unfit for human habitation and therefore sent to the reservation, and that many live without electricity or running water.  I learned about the 70% high school drop out rates and that life expectancy is 25 to 30 years less than the general population of the U.S. Teen suicide rates are 150% higher than the national average. Please consider donating any amount in lieu of or addition to registry gifts to support youth on and around the Pine Ridge reservation in SD. Donations fund programs such as the Thunder Lake Boxing Club, aimed at reducing the astronomical youth suicide rates on the reservation, as well as helping kids and teens develop skills and hope for their futures.  Please check out Mitakupi.com to read about all of the awesome and greatly needed work being done. Thank you so much. Colette

$325

 

33% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Claudine and Larry

    $25

  • Cyndie, Alexandra and Samantha

    $25

  • Austin Hughes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Juan Vasquez and Jennifer Constantzos

     

  • In Lieu of Favors

    $200

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colette crowley

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Donor Comments

In Lieu of Favors

In Lieu of Favors

DONATION: $200

May the Lakota (and all Native Americans) thrive 1 year ago

Juan Vasquez and Jennifer Constantzos

Juan Vasquez and Jennifer Constantzos

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Austin Hughes

Austin Hughes

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cyndie, Alexandra and Samantha

Cyndie, Alexandra and Samantha

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Claudine and Larry

Claudine and Larry

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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