Afghan Squares For Pine Ridge Reservation

I managed to whip out two Caps For Connor, and no sooner were they in the mail, when I saw this post from Chez Insanity about the Afghan Squares For Pine Ridge Reservation project. (Note, that last one is a Ravelry link, so Non-Ravelers will not be able to see it).

The description says, in part, “Pine Ridge Reservation is the poorest spot in the USA. The average life expectancy for residents is only 47 for males and early 50s for women. The unemployment rate is 90% and the teen suicide rate is four times the national average. Basics such as running water, heat and food are scarce for many residents let alone jobs and health care. These challenges are particularly difficult to deal with given the geographical isolation of the Rez and the incredibly harsh climate.”

The group is creating squares for blankets for residents of the Reservation. A Lakota woman is seaming them all together.

This has all the earmarks of yet another great Homeschool Service Project! C’mon, join in!


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