As a result of ABC's 20/20 program Children of the Plains, our organization was found by a few people across the country. One of those special people was a teacher, Denise Sulewski, of the PACE Brantley School in Longwood, Florida. She contacted us and told us her students wanted to help the children of Pine Ridge.
Longwood, Florida is known for its large number of homeless families. CBS' 60 Minutes did a heartwrenching story on them in 2011. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2hzRPLVSm4) PACE Brantley School is a school for children with handicaps and learning disabilities. Ms. Sulewski's students held a book drive for us, and 4 boxes of new books just arrived from them. Many copies of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, the Twilight series, picture books, and Harry Potter.
We are moved to tears and honored by the generosity of these children.
Their generosity is in the Lakota tradition.
To Ms. Sulewski and her students we send a sincere and huge Thank You.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"In her new novel, Caleb's Crossing, Geraldine Brooks once again
takes a shard of little-known history and brings it vividly to life.
In1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first
American Indian graduate from Harvard College. From the few
facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a
luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure." Viking
Be aware, the racism of the 17th century is hard to take.