A St. Charles County group is asking for help to make the Christmas wishes of underpriviledged Native American children come true.
Friends of Lakota Youth is part of a nationwide effort to bring Christmas to the Lakota children on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, S.D.
Those interested in helping can adopt a child to grant a specific wish or donate extra items that may be needed.
Items sought include:
- Dairy Queen gift certificates (DQ is the only restaurant nearby)
- New or gently used books
- New or gently used children's coats
- Learning toys
- Personal care items
- Prom dresses
- Used beds
- School supplies
Donations are sought before 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The St. Charles County SWAT team will load a truck with the items on Dec. 9. To make a donation, contact Nina Holt at 314-265-7860 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Counts at 314-518-8562 or email@example.com.