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  •  Thank you! (3+ / 0-)
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    trinityfly, Nulwee, Tyto Alba

    I have a pretty big stash of fabrics for that "someday I'll make quilts with this"...pile.  I cut out shirts, dresses, etc that have worn out parts that I discard and cut the good cloth into "quilt pieces" as well as quite of bit of fabric in whole cloth.

    I have found the best place to send the fabrics.  Thank you!

    •  Capelza, if you visit the (2+ / 0-)
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      capelza, Nulwee

      "What are you working on" diaries, would you please pass on the information about the sewing groups in Pine Ridge?

      I'm rarely here on the weekends and haven't seen one of those diaries in a while.

      Maybe those diaries have stopped happening, but if they are happening and you see them...it might be a good place to get the word out that there is a good home for all of the sewing, beading, quilting, knitting supplies that are not needed.

      :-)

      •  Charity only goes so far (3+ / 0-)
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        capelza, trinityfly, Nulwee

        it helps when people send used clothes and stuff to our people, I don't deny that but to really help takes a governmental effort. We need at least fifty thousand houses or more in South Dakota alone. We need infrastructure and economic development on the same scale as Germany did after WW2. And until those needs are addressed charity is a mere drop in the proverbial bucket.

        •  I agree, cacamp (1+ / 0-)
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          capelza

          That the problems on the reservations need more than I or any individual can send is obvious. I believe one of the first steps in larger help is informing others that there is real need and asking them to help with what they can share.  One thing leads to another.

          Eventual understanding of the scope of the problems gained my voice and my advocacy...you need other voices and advocacy....a constituency.  

          To many Americans don't even know that there IS a problem...it's just mind boggling.

          Peace...

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