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29 Years of Bring Joy to Pine Ridge Youth Article

December 22, 2019

For 29 years  Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation has worked hard to bring Santa Claus to Lakota youth on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Gifts include toys, art sets, traditional and electronic games, bicycles, and sporting goods of all kinds. Young people also received blankets, winter clothing, hats and gloves.

“When families struggle to put food on the table, they have few opportunities to give gifts to family members, even their children,” said Jadwiga Ziolkowski, chief executive officer and director of public affairs. “We look forward to bringing Christmas joy to Pine Ridge’s young people — and making the holiday season a little bit easier for their parents and care-givers.”

Ruth Ziolkowski, who founded the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation with her husband, sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, began this annual holiday-giving tradition in 1990.

29 Years of Bring Joy to Pine Ridge Youth