Rachel Raising Nine Children Four Cheryl's Memory : Purchase HOMEFIRE for family
Rachel is a mother of five children Mya 13, Noah 8, Trae 6, Leah 3 and Millie 1.
Rachel's mother passed when she was quite young and she was raised by family members until she was 14. Rachel knew all to well what could happen with her sister's children if they were lost in the system. Rachel expierenced first hand what it was like to be a permanent ward of the government. So when late Cheryl Kay passed away she knew that she had to do what her sister had asked her to do and that was to take on her children.
It was a year ago at Saskatoon Powwow that late Cheryl approached Rachel's adopted mother M-Rae to tobacco her and ask her to take on all six of her children if anything should happen to her. Late Cheryl custom adopted M-Rae about twelve years ago and would powwow together so that was her reason for asking M-Rae. She indicated that she wanted her children raised in ceremony and powwow and did not know who else she could ask. It was at this time M-Rae asked late Cheryl to ask her sister Rachel if she could be the guardian if anything happened and so that's what she did. It was like she knew something might happen and she ensured that her children would be well taken care of.
Late Cheryl Kay was 36 when passed away suddenly on December 24, 2020 in Regina, SK from water intoxication. Late Cheryl leaves behind 6 beautiful children. Dream 2, Skyler 4, Chayzen 9, Kihew 10, Goodwind 13 andTyrra 17 . We were deeply saddened by the passing of Cheryl Kay on Christmas Eve. Her children did not have their mother for Christmas but through fundraising on this site the children had Christmas presents and dinner. Late Cheryl will be missed by many people as she touched a lot of lives. She loved her Pow-wow and was passionate about her tradition and loved to be creative. Late Cheryl had a smile that would light up any room. She was beautiful inside and out and she cared deeply for her children so prior to her death she chose carefully who would have her children.
House for Twelve NEEDED ASAP, Fundraising to purchase House
Rachel and Tim Smith are now raising nine children with the support of Rachel's sister JoHannah and they need to move out of their current rental. There is not adequate housing in the rental market to house twelve people and a dog therefore the purchase of a house to fit this large family is eminent and in the plans. A house is needed so the family can live together.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS $33290 (April 10). With your continued donations we hope to purchase a home that can fit our large family and provide for our nine children. All monies raised will assist Rachel in raising nine children.
Computer donated by SIMFC
Several Anonymous Donations
Food Hampers during isolation from FSIN, White Buffalo Youth Lodge and Saskatoon Tribal Council
It is at this time we would like to clarify where monies raised thus far have gone:
*****Tyra Kaye received $8,770 in etransfers as well as donated items****
Dream's father received $4445 as well as donated items and baby stuff purchased by Rachel
Funeral Expenses $2000
Moving Children $2500
Day to day Living $20,715 (Rent, utilities, groceries, clothes, isolation protocols)
Christmas and Birthdays $3000
Saving for downpayment on house to accommodate large family and still need about $40,000 for downpayment.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and continued support at this difficult time.
- Tanya Williams
- Krista Schreiter
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