December 22, 2002

You can be a Modern Day Hero – Support Leonard Peltier’s Annual Christmas Drive


Indigenous Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier, has organized his annual gift drive for the children of the Pine Ridge Lakota Nation in South Dakota. This is one way Leonard continues his humanitarian work for his people despite his incarceration.

Help Leonard Peltier reach out beyond the bars that imprison him.

You can send gifts such as new toys and practical, new winter clothing (gloves, jeans, thermal underwear, sweaters, socks, hats, scarves, jackets, boots, and blankets, etc,) to the addresses listed below. Your gifts will be distributed to the people of Pine Ridge in Leonard’s name.

Thanks to Peltier’s supporters, last years gift drive was very successful. Many families wrote Leonard to both thank him and tell him how the gifts brightened the families’ holidays.

Some supporters collected donations from stores who were willing to help after learning that Pine Ridge continues to be the most impoverished community in the United States. Some organized collections by asking friends and co-workers to sponsor a child by contributing a gift. Others simply purchased gifts out of pocket.

The gift drives don’t only help the families, but also help Leonard keep his spirits strong through the difficult holiday season.

Gifts may be sent to the persons listed below. They will be responsible for the distribution of these gifts to different areas of the community. Thank You and have a safe holiday!

Send donations to one of these volunteers:

Geraldine Janis
Box 525
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Fedelia Cross
Box 42
Oglala, SD 57764

Roslyn Jumping Bull
Box 207
Oglala, SD 57764

The ones that matter most are the children. They are the true human beings.– Lakota Proverb

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