"Gather Our Children Home"
Is a project of Iris Pattyn
"Butterfly Rainbow Projects"
"Gather Our Children Home" Pine Ridge Oglala South Dakota.
GIVE A HELPING HAND AND LET YOUR HEART SPEAK
FOUNDER BARBARA DULL KNIFE
A seven-year quest to bring an emergency shelter for young children in need on the Pine Ridge Reserve and to disrupt troubling child protection trends is a reality today.
Founder of the emergency home Barbara Dull Knife and organizers say they are just getting started.
When Barbara Dull Knife retired from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rapid City in 2010, she focused on helping children in the care of tribal child protection services. Safe houses for children are scarce.
"It's pretty hard to get foster parents," said Dull Knife. Even as a methamphetamine epidemic is destroying more and more families.
"My vision is that we would build a children's home on this land," said Dull Knife who is researching five acres and donating to the project. "A safe place and somewhere where children would be happy."
Last month, the first part of her vision fell into place with the opening of an emergency shelter in a building donated by the Loneman School District. Children 12 and under have a shelter with certified professionals.
PROJECT IRIS PATTYN
We are a not- profit organization and we look forward to a peaceful world by helping each other to join forces to create a better future for all children.
With this project, which has been started since 2003 by Iris Pattyn, we support the people and especially the orphans in Pine Ridge South Dakota.
You can support us by depositing into a special account provided to help these families with the reference note GIFT FOR THE INDIAN COMMUNITY: BE59 7775 6216 8226
SHIP DIRECTLY TO THE CHILDREN HOME
New goods such as children's clothing, toys, books and more can be shipped directly to: Gather Our Children Home BIA 41 North Oglala School Housing # 944 - Oglala, SD 57764
CONTACT IN BELGIUM
Iris Pattyn Gsm: 0477316095 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org