Rosebud Reservation Coat Drive
Charlie Smith, Cindy Dubray, Kathy, Terry & Aron Tutt
Cindy was the coordinator & our contact to have everything arranged when we arrived, Thank you Cindy none of this would have been possible without you and your crew.
And a big thank you to Aron Tutt who took care of Terry, Charlie & I with daily smudging and prayers
Aron is from the Fountain City Police Dept. which then met up with the Tribal police to be sure things ran smoothly.
Charlie and I were able to take 2 trailers full of coats, toys, clothes, shoes, etc. which was approx. 8000 items.
Cindy had 55 - 8ft tables ready for us and we easily filled those up.
What a wonderful, humbling
time we had
This is what was left. It was bagged up and taken to the distribution center
We found the Wolf Creek School
where we sent shirts to a few years ago.
Debbie Wallenberg & Jim owns Calamity Janes in Custer South Dakota . They were also a great help collecting items for the Drive. Their hospitality was beyond words.
We are now starting to take donation for 2019
"Drive for Pine Ridge"
Coats seem to be the biggest need, so let's see how many we can collect.
They can also use:
CLOTHES (PLEASE DON'T SEND USED UNDERWEAR, BRAS, OR BATHING SUITS)
Please call Kathy at 513-312-9143 for drop off times. We are open 11-4 on the weekends for drop of also which is the best time.
After clean up we said our goodbyes.
See you all again in 2019 next year