24th gift drive nearing deadline
There are 129 students in first through 12th grades at the Pine Ridge dormitories this year.
“Their Christmas lists are not unusual for youngsters,” says Crazy Horse Memorial President-CEO Ruth Ziolkowski. She raised 10 children, has 23 grandchildren and soon will have 24 great-grandchildren.
She said suggested age appropriate gifts include warm clothing, toys, games “and sporting good items of all kinds.” Ten assembled bicycles are among the presents already displayed.
“When many families are struggling just to put food on the table, let alone be able to have any kind of gift for the children in these tough economic times, we are especially anxious to help,” Mrs. Z said.
You can participate by getting your unwrapped gift to Crazy Horse in time for the Monday, Dec. 17 delivery to the schools.
Or you can send your personal check, made payable to Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Christmas Fund, to Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900.