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Stay up-to-date with our on-the-ground work through our “Hope Reports” as we reflect upon work we have done within Native communities, highlighting programs, partnerships, and hope in action.
2023 Hope Report
January - December
Fulfilled Assistance Requests: 475
775 Food Packs
192 Cleaning/Hygiene Packs
When you give to our Back to Basics initiative or purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist you provide bundles of foundational needs to help Native children and families struggling. Join us to provide basic essentials such as diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products, food, cleaning supplies, and much more to a family in need.
Outreach runs: 30
Thanks to our partner organization, St. Joseph's Indian School, and other non-monetary donations received, we are able to fulfill larger requests for tribal communities.
GED Scholarship Updates
"That is always the hang up for most kids is paying for the practice tests and the exam so thank you so much for making this possible. This is one step closer to self-sufficiency for some of our people." - Stacey
- 76 GED practice exams
- 115 GED exams
- 89 gas vouchers
- Youngest recipient: 16 years old
- Oldest recipient: 49 years old
Our partnership with the Lower Brule Community College in Lower Brule, South Dakota. Will assist Native youth on their first step to higher education. When you give today, your gift will help cover the cost of practice exams, exams, and travel.
Events and/or mentorship opportunities:
- Provided funds/supplied Christmas gifts for:
- the Potato Creek Community
- Cheyenne River Indian Youth Outreach
- Lower Brule Headstart program
- Lower Brule Boys and Girls Club
- Crow Creek Headstart
- Foster children with the Department of Social Services in South Dakota
- Children from the Chamberlain community on the angel tree
- Provided food, snacks, and supplies for community holiday gatherings. This includes supplying food items for over 450 people.
- Provided funds for an event for youth who have lost loved ones due to suicide
- Sponsored food for the following events provided by The Great Plains Tribal Leader's Health Board's community programs
- Weekly Women's Support Group for those who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or human trafficking
- Women's Conference
- Using Dakota Knowledge for Peer Support
- Funds for the Tokata Youth Center to be used where it is needed most
- Funds for IYUHA AKU – BRINGING IT BACK a four-day educational camp for youth put on by Where All Women Are Honored (Winyan Wicayuonihan Oyanke)
- Sponsored tuition and travel fees for a local student who was selected as an intern for the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine in Los Angeles, CA
- Funds for a local student to attend the High School National Finals Rodeo
- Sponsored food and snacks for the Sexual Violence Institute
- Funds for the Lower Brule Boys and Girls Club Easter event
- Funds for the Chamberlain High School Powwow
- Sponsored conference tuition fee and travel for the Lower Brule Drug Court program
Scroll through and view our 2023 work in action.
2022 Hope Report
January - December
Fulfilled Assistance Requests: 440
484 Food Packs
132 Cleaning/Hygiene Packs
Outreach runs: 73
- 30 GED practice exams
- 30 GED exams
- 13 gas vouchers
- Youngest recipient: 17 years old
- Oldest recipient: 44 years old
Hope Reports Archive
Scroll through and view our 2022 work in action.
At Native Hope, we strive to build relationships with tribal leaders to identify needs better. This month, we had requests from numerous organizations and tribal members throughout the state of South Dakota. Thank you, donors, for supporting us on this journey. We can not do this work without you!
Hope Reports Archive
Scroll through and view our 2020-2021 work in action.
Over the course of September, we traveled nearly 1,000 miles to provide aid to local reservations! This consisted of delivering over 1,200 boxes of much-needed items to three reservations, supplying three tribal schools with supplies for their students, and providing COVID-19 kits for families in need.
With the COVID-19 virus resurfacing across the country, it is important to revisit our core values and listen to each other to protect our communities and loved ones. Our mission at Native Hope is to serve and provide direct support to Native communities and families to honor and preserve Native culture and traditions.
July brought Native Hope and the surrounding communities many opportunities for outreach and flourishing connections. The team traveled nearly 1,500 miles around the state to attend fellowship events and provide assistance for programs and organizations to, in turn, provide for their communities.
Giving fills the heart with warmth. This holiday season, Native Hope experienced the immense generosity of our supporters and partners. Their joy of giving allowed us to provide toys, food, clothing, natural medicines, blankets, heaters, and more to the Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Rosebud, Yankton, and Pine Ridge reservations.
Holiday Hope Report 2020
Relatives, on and off reservations, are battling the virus in high numbers—many need support. Native Hope continues its COVID relief efforts in various ways and with the aid of other organizations. These efforts would not be possible without the support and donations from our donors and volunteers.
Watch the video to hear from the Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Peter Lengkeek, thanking Native Hope for our efforts.
It's because of YOU, we can assist tribal communities. Wopila!