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Last night your fellow Kossacks pulled together and Okiciyap Group did Reach their goal to raise a total of $845.00 to purchase and ship a new refrigerator to Isabel, SD.  Thank you all for your time, and comments, recs and most important, your support of the Okiciyap (we help) Food Pantry and Community Center.  Don't forget, it is only $5.50 each month to buy a pound of food per day for the pantry!  


Cold wholesome foods are not now a possibility for poor children and elders who visit the Okiciyap Food Pantry in Isabel, South Dakota, because the 35 year old refrigerator at the Okiciyap Food Pantry is unreliable. Okiciyap (we help) Group at Daily Kos is determined to raise enough money to replace the old refrigerator with a new one so they can run their summer feeding program, offering nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch.

We published a full diary on Sunday, but it was the peak of "Romney Retires Retroactively", and we couldn't get near the rec list. We didn't reach our goal of $845 to purchase and ship a 25 cu.ft, side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator.


  Please,  help us help.   Any donation is welcome, no matter the size.
Here is a comment from Spirit Dancer about the cost of food for the pantry:


Still, did you know all it takes is $0.18 to buy a pound of food? $1.80 for 10 pounds, $18.00 for 100 pounds and so on. The folks they serve bring their change in too.

Don't forget my 18 cents a day challenge - that's roughly $5.50 a month... how about it folks? are ya in?!        

Take the Spirit Dancer Challenge Today !!

Okiciyap got a delivery of food today, here's a comment from betson08:

 * [new] Here's what Emily said they got (1+ / 0-)
um...this time we got a pallet of 1 liter bottles of water, a pallet of food boxes which had loads of different stuff in them, and a pallet that had crackers, baby food, coffee and some other stuff....tomorrow we are getting our delivery from Feeding South Dakota and hopefully they come in the morning because we're suppose to be in the 100's! we're all gonna melt even with the AC! lol

So now they're eligible to get this stuff because they have the building in place - thanks to Kossacks - and they have the ac in place  - thanks to Kossacks- and they were able to pay for some of this stuff - thanks to Kossacks! And ONLY Kossacks by the way.
Helping a food pantry on the Cheyenne River Reservation,Okiciyap." ><"
National Relief Charities dropped off stuff (4+ / 0-)
Just got some photos.


There's more information in the diaries posted at the Okiciyap Group page, but your time is valuable, and there is much to read; please, go there when you need more information; the diaries written by nomandates, Spirit Dancer, Aji, betson08, Dr. Erich Bloodaxe RN and navajo are filled with other ways to help the people of Isabel. Thank you for your time tonight, and your tax deductible donation. Also consider registering at IGive for stores to donate a small percent when you shop online with them. If you have read this far, we would appreciate the tips, recs, comments and republishes that will keep us visible.  Be sure to leave a comment if you are sending a check, so we can include it in the updates.  Many, many thanks.

                Sincerely,     weck, (for Okiciyap Group)

Checks may be sent to:    Okiciyap  c/o  Cindy Taylor
                                    Post Office Box  172
                                    Isabel  SD   57633

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Originally posted to Community Fundraisers on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 01:36 PM PDT.

Also republished by J Town, Native American Netroots, and Okiciyap (we help).

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