These families and elders are currently looking for sponsors:
A thirteen year old boy would love to have a sponsor.
His grandmother says he is strong, both emotionally and physically. He is turning fourteen in August. His grandpa told me he had all As in school except for one B and is at the top of his class. He loves all sports - basketball, football, hiking and baseball. He really wants to learn how to play soccer - but he doesn't know how. There are twelve siblings and cousins in this home being raised by grandparents. He doesn't understand why his three younger sisters, cousins and older sister have sponsors and he doesn't. He really hopes someone will want to sponsor him. #147-16-0617-01
A single Mother, struggling to make ends meet, hopes for a Sponsor for her 9 year old daughter. Mom says she is a Straight "A" student who excels in school. Math and Reading are her favorite subjects. She enjoys playing basketball and volleyball. She loves to bake and be creative. Neon colors are her favorite. #139-04-0617-01
A young Father on a very limited income is hoping for a Sponsor for his 12 year old daughter. They have recently experienced a great loss and are having a tough time. She is an active girl who loves Art, playing volleyball and basketball. Her favorite colors are purple and blue. Having a Sponsor would mean so much to this family. #139-04-0617-02
Grandmother, working part-time, is raising her granddaughter age 7, and grandson age 6. The grandchildren are hoping to have a sponsor because they hear from others (that have a sponsor) how special it is. #140-10-0617-01
A dedicated single-parent father is requesting the help of sponsors for his 5 children, ages 3, 5, 6, 10 and 12. He works odd jobs, but earnings don't go very far. #140-10-0617-02
This is a sponsorship request for an 80 year old lady. This elder still does bead work to decorate presents for her grandchildren for their Christmas and birthday presents.
She loves to write in her journal every day and is on the committee for the Oglala Elderly program, The Grey Eagle Society. The committee meetings are held once a month and one of her children takes her to the center for the meetings.
She started her working life as a teacher at Head Start in 1969. She went on to be a teacher’s assistant in High School, then trained to be a teacher in High School, which she did for many years.
She still helps children that visit her with the Lakota language, ensuring that the Lakota language doesn’t die.
At her age, you would expect some ill health and she does suffer with asthma. She has to use a nebulizer every 4 hours but still manages to lead a full life.
This Grandmother has been married twice. The second marriage lasted for over 30 years. She has eight children and 16 grandchildren, who all help to keep her young.
If she could have a sponsor, she would be really happy and imagine all the stories she could write to you about her past life on the reservation! How interesting would that be? #149-58-0717-01
A father that is an amputee is raising his 2 year old daughter. They live in a trailer that has no running water or electricity. They need to go to a relative's house to fill jugs with water, to shower and wash their clothes. He is asking for help finding a sponsor for his little girl. #140-02-0717-01