This year’s COVID19 pandemic lockdowns have hurt many people, but especially the poor, the weak, and the already-disadvantaged. On the Fort Peck Indian reservations where there was already 70% unemployment pre-pandemic, rampant poor health, overwhelming addiction issues and crime; the effects of lockdown have been catastrophic. Schools have shut down and online learning is a joke. Not only is this a loss of education (which may become permanent for some), but a loss of much-needed nutrition for most kids (breakfast and lunch programs), socialization and play (kids have been house-bound since March) and a loss of safe refuge from domestic violence and predatory adults. Love Has No Color is the kids’ only hope for a Christmas. Other charitable groups have said, “next year… maybe”, but we cannot let them down.
Thank you to those who stepped up this summer and donated funds for us to buy basic groceries for these needy families. They were surprised to see us and so grateful that we hadn’t abandoned them. Now, we ask again… can you help us give these kids a Christmas? A $25 donation goes a long way to buying toys for each and every child on the Reservation. If you can spare more, we would be ever-so grateful. Tax receipts can be provided for those claiming U.S. income. We are collecting donations up to November 30th and our group will be delivering the gifts of toys (winter gear, toiletries) directly to the kids on December 10th and 11th.
For each $25 donation you make, you’ll get a ballot towards our raffle prize. The draw will be on December 17th. Until November 30th, Dr. Sabrina will donate $50 on behalf of each new patient coming into the office. Please be generous in your donations or referring others to our office. Love Has No Color is the only hope for a bright light in what’s otherwise a gloomy end to a devastating year for these kids. To learn more about our Christmas on the Reservation project, visit www.SaveTheReservation.org and sign up for updates. You can make your donation in-person in the clinic, over the phone (604) 566-9088 or on this website.