For wheelchair-bound grandmother, Mary*, who lives with her disabled son and grand daughters, every day is a struggle.
Someone Who Really Cares
When Mary became part of the One Spirit food program she worried that she would miss her food box when it arrived. It takes a long time for her to reach her door and drivers are unable to deliver boxes if no one is home.
Working with her area service coordinator, Mary came up with a plan to leave a note on the door that would tell drivers that she was in fact home, but needed some extra time to get to the door. It worked even better than what she had hoped for.
Mary still can’t believe that the nice man waits for her. She says, ”he really cares that I get my One Spirit food box”.
Each month she calls her coordinator to tell them about the wonderful things that were in the box and how very grateful she is to receive the food.
Sometimes, just as important as receiving food, is having the knowledge that someone else really cares. Our warmest thanks to all of the One Spirit supporters who show the Lakota that they care.
* Name changed to protect privacy
Sadly, as of today, we are short of reaching our goal to provide food for 300 families. We don't want to have to turn anyone away. We can't allow children or elders to go to bed hungry. Together we have been able to provide food while working with the Lakota to create food pantries and sustainable food sources.
Together we can ensure that no more children are forced to go hungry. We're almost there!
Together we can make it happen.
The Buffalo are Returning to the Lakota Nation
For millennia the Lakota lived in kinship with the buffalo. Prior to their wholesale slaughter in the 1870s, buffalo supported nearly every aspect of Lakota life. Not only were they a source of food, they also provided shelter, clothing and tools. The survival of the buffalo is intertwined with the survival of the Lakota people, and they are determined to restore the buffalo to their homeland.
Did you know that buffalo has only a fraction of fat and calories as beef?
Bring Back the Buffalo
One Spirit is partnering with the Lakota to bring back the buffalo. By restoring herds on the reservation, the Lakota will have a sustainable food source that they will be able to maintain themselves. It will play an essential role in ending hunger and diet-related disease.
Now you can double your impact on the reservation.
A generous donor is challenging One Spirit supporters to match their donation of $14,000 for the Bring Back the Buffalo Project. The project will:
Increase the buffalo heard on the reservation
Set up a USDA-certified meat processing facility
Provide meat for the food program
Create local employment
Keep funds on the reservation
Enable the Lakota to feed their community
While supplies are available, donations of $50.00 or more will receive a commemorative Crazy Horse Ride T-shirt. Donations of $100.00 or more can receive a traditionally-crafted porcupine quill bracelet created by Lakota artists. Hurry, supplies are limited!
Let's meet the $14,000 challenge.
Double your impact.