This post was written by Karen Moore, board member and Native American team volunteer.

In September of 2015 I was privileged to accompany members of the We’re All God’s Children eye clinic team to Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It was such a rewarding and eye opening experience. I had no idea what difficult circumstances most of the Native Americans living on the reservation endure.

Toasty Toes Sock Project

Karen with a student at Eagle Butte High School

We spent our time in several schools and saw firsthand how great the needs of the children and young adults were.

At the Eagle Butte High School, we became acquainted with the resource officer who told us that many of the students come to school in the winter without proper clothing.

Winters in South Dakota are cold! He told us he often purchases warm socks and keeps them on hand to give out to those in need.

This has stayed on my heart, and I shared it at the last board meeting. We decided to investigate the need and see where our organization might help.

I spoke with the principal of Eagle Butte High School, Mr. Eric North, and he was thrilled. He said that there are many youths in the school that are homeless, and they actually have a clothing closet within the school that can help meet the needs of those students. He said that warm socks would be a welcome addition.

If you would be interested in helping, we’d love a donation of new socks, or a monetary donation towards the purchase of new socks. We’re calling this initiative the Toasty Toes Sock Project.

Even a simple thing as a warm pair of socks can mean so much to those who have so little!

Thank you and God Bless!

Click here for more info on the Toasty Toes Sock Project and learn how you can help.


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