Its that time of year again......We are excited and can't wait to start putting in more community gardens this year.Your support is needed for the community garden projects. We need to purchase fencing and other materials to enclose the gardens. This year we will also introduce and build small chicken coops. This will truly help families become more self sufficient and provide families with nourishing meals. In order to end the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger on the Pine Ridge Reservation we offer a helping hand and hope to many families. Your help is truly needed and very much appreciated !
You are invited to come out to support Hearts of the Sacred Spirit
QUARTER AUCTION FUNDRAISER! Fun for all ages!
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6pm - get there early, seating is limited!)
Where: Minquas Fire Hall, 21 North James Street, Newport, DE
Admission: $5 includes TWO bidding paddles
Additional Paddles: $2 each
**Gather up your old, unwanted cellphones and we’ll give you a FREE paddle for each one you donate!!**
since taking the challenge as of 12:30 PM today you have now helped 11 families receive assistance since the challenge ended. We are still in the process of receiving many calls for heating assistance. All assistance calls are ranked according to degree of need and placed in "priority groups." Special priority is given to Elders, disabled individuals., and homes with small children. We are humbled and so grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing group of family and friends. All your kind words, prayers, and donations have been felt and are so very much appreciated.....
*Update* Hearts of the Sacred Spirit has met the "500 Challenge." We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped make this possible. We also want to send a special thank you to Bob Stanton and Frederick Zappone for creating and offing offering this challenge to us. We have such a wonderful Hearts family and you all have brought true joy to our hearts and have provide wonderful blessings to those families who receive assistance. Its because of each of you that allow us to serve the communities and because of all of you accepting this challenge, this afternoon we were already able to have propane delivered to 3 families and a load of wood to 2 families.
Thank you once again for making this possible. many blessings to all of you not only for your donation to this challenge but for all the love and support you have given us over the years.....You are all a true blessing and we love having each of you as part of the Heart's family. As you know Winter on the Reservation brings well below freezing temperatures, blistering winds, and snow with some day time temperatures staying near or below zero. We have a hard time between funds and those who need assistance this time of year but because of you and the warmth of your hearts you have help families with warmth this winter.
Thank you again to Bob and Frederick for posting this challenge to us.Frederick also helps with many causes and does some wonderful work for others as well you can visit him at http://frederickzappone.com/TIP_Philanthropist.html
Many blessings to all of you and thank you for making this challenge a success and helping families during the cold winter season......YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL
THANK YOU !!!!!!
***$500 CHALLENGE*** Two wonderful supportes Frederick Zappone and Bob Stanton will donate a total of $500.00 to the Hearts of the Sacred Spirit Heating Assistance program if and only if -- 50 people -- donate $10.00 or more By Friday, January 20th!!! Meeting this challenge would give us a minimum of $1,000 towards the much heating assistance program which is more than needed this time of year. The challenge rules are as follows: Visitwww.heartsofthesacredspirit.org and donate to the heating assistance program.....Write the word "500 CHALLENGE" in the memo or note section of your donation. *This is the only way for donations to qualify for the 500 challenge*
The requirements are we have to have 50 separate donations of $10.00 or more to meet the challenge.
Winter on the Reservation brings well below freezing temperatures, blistering winds, and snow with some day time temperatures staying near or below zero. Can you imagine it being that cold and not having any source of heat in your home? Can you imagine being an Elder or a family with many small children living this way? This is the way it is for many Native American families with small children and the elderly. It’s hard to even think anyone has to suffer like this. This is why Hearts of the Sacred Spirit created the "Heating Assistance Program" to assist as many families as possible. Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for long talks beside the fire. For many its a time of struggle, limited food, and no way to obtain heat for their homes. Please allow the warmth in your heart help heat a home for a family this winter.
We depend on you to help these families in crisis. Please consider making a contribution (tax deductible), to Hearts of the Sacred Spirit for heating assistance program and help us meet the 500 challenge! Are YOU up to the challenge ???Thank you so much for your continued support.