Our Projects

PINE RIDGE SERVICE PROJECTS

Gather Our Children Home: Fencing Project (Phase 1)

Pine Ridge Communities

Our trip was a great success! Through the generosity of many people and the partnership with the incredible band, DISPATCH, we were able to fully fund the project to make 300 feet of perimeter fencing become a reality for the safe house. We were so lucky to be able to forge new partnerships with the community, the staff, and founders of the foster home. Volunteers came from near and far to help build the fence. As a team, we created a beautiful wood fence that will allow the children to play outside and the staff to keep a close eye on the kiddos. We truly thank everyone for pitching in for this first phase of the Gather our Children Home projects. Phase 2: Walkways (100% funded)! To read a special Project Story about the trip, please visit the button link. Don’t forget to check out the picture gallery as well! More pics to come! Many thanks to everyone.

PINE RIDGE FAMILY SUPPORT DRIVE

Pine Ridge Communities

Over the years, we have come to recognize that supporting the families on Pine Ridge is an ongoing necessity. In order to provide some sustainability for our projects and fundraising efforts, community support is our priority. We make soup kits, hygiene & wellness kits, and provide basic family supplies such diapers, wipes, feminine products, school supplies, winter gear, blankets, et cetera. If you are interested in helping with the ongoing support drive or want to volunteer to create support kits, please visit the Family Support Drive Wishlist (button below) or contact us to find out more. As always, we are always looking for volunteers to help us distribute or assemble the supplies.

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS 

Local & Nationwide Outreach

As a small nonprofit, collaboration with other nonprofits, companies, small businesses, individuals, and members of the Pine Ridge Reservation is key to developing actionable solutions to our cause. We are especially fortunate to find so many wonderful people who have become partners with our organization. As we continue to evolve, please contact us if you are interested in collaborating with our small, but mighty, organization. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Pine Ridge Communities

A major challenge the Pine Ridge reservation faces is a suicide epidemic. The daily struggle of many individuals makes life on the reservation often seem hopeless. With few opportunities to combat this issue, suicide rates on the reservation are vastly higher than the nationwide statistic. The teen suicide rate, for example, is 150% higher than the national average for this age group. To assist, we are partnering with Crisis Text Line to help provide suicide prevention counseling for those in a time of need. If you are interested in being a part of this organization, either as a counselor or support provider, please visit the link to Find Out More. Together, perhaps we can provide hope for those who need it most. 

MAKE A DONATION

Alongside monetary donations, winter gear, sports equipment, blankets or bedding, food, diapers, formula, books and school supplies are always welcome! Please visit the link below to see how you can HELP!

BE A VOLUNTEER

Our work would not be possible without the assistance and partnerships of many great friends. If you’d like to join us on a trip or assist with preparations for a project, please JOIN US! 

SPREAD THE WORD

Pine Ridge is a beautiful landscape coupled with challenges that have tested the resilience of the Lakota for centuries. To learn more about Pine Ridge and the Lakota Nation, please visit the EDUCATION page.

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Contact Info

7819 Notch Mtn. Littleton, Colorado 80127
720-504-4517
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