Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit youth on the reservations. This is our annual drive for school supplies. We are collecting/buying now. We will be packaging them through mid to late June. The distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies will begin with the Pine Ridge Reservation at a youth rally on Wounded Knee School District grounds led by First Youth Nations at the end of July (Last weekend). We hope to be able to fill 300 backpacks this year for Pine Ridge and other reservations as we have the resources to provide.
Early this year, we got a great deal on backpacks. We purchased them at under $1 each. We have all that we need at this time.
We have received other donations in-kind and presently have the following needs with the estimated best price we could find. Unless it says free or no shipping, shipping costs have not been included:
181 3 ring pencil pouches (best price I found is .88 ea.) (free shipping)
30 packs of 24-colors crayons (best price I found is .63 ea.)
3132 pre-sharpened #2 pencils with erasers (or 261 packs of 12 pre-sharpened) (best price I found is .78 per 12 pack)
1110 blue ink ballpoint pens (best price is .04 ea. No shipping)
840 red ink ballpoint pens (.14 ea.) free shipping
270 pencil sharpeners With cap or lid so no spills (.10 ea. No shipping)
724 highlighters (at least 3 diff. colors) (.36 ea) no shipping
All wide ruled notebook paper received
All college ruled notebook paper received
All spiral bound 1 subject wide ruled received
370 wide ruled composition notebook (.78 ea)
540 1" binder hard cover for 8.5x11 paper (1.29 ea)
We will again place a Sacred Road book in each of the backpacks this year at an additional cost of $600. If you can help us reach our goals please make a donation here. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, you can mail it to Polished Arrow, PO Box 1868, Monrovia, CA 91017.
We will update our progress here with both cash and in-kind donations. Thank you for your consideration, and if you cannot make a donation at this time, please pray that God would provide for us. We pray His continued love and provision for all those who are reading this at this time. Blessings!