Tuesday, July 19, 2011
RE-Member is an excellent organization that has been on the Pine Ridge Reservation for several years and does great work serving the basic needs of the Lakota people on the Reservation.
We are so very honored and excited to be able to partner with them in the effort to get school supplies to more children on the Reservation.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Josh has made several trips to the Pine Ridge Reservation and has decided to do this to help raise money to provide backpacks and school supplies for the children living on the Rez. Be sure to "Like" his Hike For Pine Ridge page on Facebook and share it with all your friends!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Mark your calendar now and plan to be there!
REZonate Music Fest
September 17, 2011
West Chester, OH
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Rotary Club has been a friend of Backpacks For Pine Ridge for several years now. This year we are especially excited that two of the Rotary Club members will be going to Pine Ridge Reservation with us to deliver the backpacks!
Friday, January 14, 2011
This year there is a new twist called The Shuffle Gives Back. Each fund or charity can register as a team (which Backpacks For Pine Ridge has done) and for each 25 people who register for the Shamrock Shuffle on the Backpacks For Pine Ridge team, we will get a grant for $250! If we get 50 people registered on our team, we'll get a grant for $500!
Also each team that is the most recognizable and the most enthusiastic will be eligible for an additional $250!
Here's what to do ...
Go to the registration page of The Shamrock Shuffle's web site and register. When it asks if you are on a team, click "yes". A space will open up for you to type in "Backpacks For Pine Ridge".
There are benefits to registering early as early registration is $25 a person. Pre-registration will be $30 a person and day of the event registration will be $35 a person. Early registration also includes a t-shirt and breakfast after the race.
Generally a backpack with school supplies costs us about $10 each so if we get 25 people on our team, and get the $250, then each person on our team will represent a child on the Reservation that will be getting a backpack full of school supplies!
Go register now and come out on March 12 for a fun time!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Early in the year we got word that the Cincinnati Teamsters Motorcycle Association had purchased a 2010 Heritage Softail Classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle to raffle off and were giving the proceeds to Backpacks! That set in motion a lot of fun. We cherish the relationships we were able to build with the Cincinnati TMA members through working with them at various festivals where the bike was on display.
In May, the Cincinnati TMA also helped some from our congregation at the Winton Road First Church of God to stuff the backpacks with school supplies and pack them into boxes for shipping.
In July we delivered 611 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Pine Ridge Reservation. We delivered to Allen, Wounded Knee, and the Calico Community. We were especially touched to discover what a huge impact we have had a the Calico Community. Previously they have held their annual PowWow in September. They would distribute the backpacks by ir them in the middle of the PowWow circle and having the grandparents come out first to get backpacks for their grandchildren. Like every other grandparent, they enjoy being able to do things for their grandchildren but are too often unable to. By distributing the backpacks in this way, it allowed the grandparents to give school supplies to their grandchildren. This year the Calico Community has changed the date of the PowWow to August so that the backpacks can be given out in August rather than September. This will relieve the stress of the people there because they will have the backpacks and school supplies in hand and will not need to worry about how they will provide them for their children.
On September 11th we held the REZonate Music Fest at Keehner Park in West Chester, OH. Thanks to our sponsors: Jacobs Plumbing and Excavating, Hauser Properties, Hauser Heating and Air, Ameridian Specialty Services, The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty, Antonelli College, and Rascals Sports Bar and Grill, this year was successful once again! Blessid Union of Souls headlined the event with Brian White, Karyn Williams, 8KOunt, and The Nuclear Penguins all playing the event. The West Chester Police Department’s Honor Guard presented the colors for a very moving 9/11 tribute.
It was at the REZonate Music Fest that the Cincinnati Teamsters Motorcycle Association drew the name of the winner of the 2010 Harley and presented Backpacks For Pine Ridge with a check for $10,180!!
In October we teamed up with Speedy Feet, Napa Auto Parts, US Food Service, The Body Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Whole Foods to hold the Trax For Backpacks 5k at Voice of America Park. The event was very successful with over 100 runners and walkers participating.
As of December 2010 we have purchased 800 backpacks and all of the school supplies to go in them and are preparing to deliver them to the Reservation in July of 2011.
It has been a great year and we are looking forward to seeing what great things God has in store for 2011.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
As a professional graphic designer he donated his time and talent to creating our beautiful logos for both Backpacks For Pine Ridge and for the REZonate Music Fest. In addition the the logos and countless fliers Gary created for REZonate, he and his wife Jan also supported Backpacks For Pine Ridge financially.
Those who knew Gary will remember him as a compassionate man who cared deeply and gave generously. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all of his many friends who will miss him greatly.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The West Chester Police Department Honor Guard
The Cincinnati Teamsters Motorcycle Association
raffled off a 2010 Heritage Softail Classic Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Emcee Dan Tacket calling the winner of the Harley from the stage
The Cincinnati Teamsters Motorcycle Association presenting Amber from Backpacks for Pine Ridge with a check for $10,000 toward the purchase of backpacks and school supplies to for the children on Pine Ridge Reservation
Friday, July 2, 2010
Backpacks For Pine Ridge
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Click here for the flier and info about the PowWow
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Click on the pics for a larger view!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Look for the Backpacks For Pine Ridge booth at the 20th Annual Fort Ancient Celebration: A Gathering if Four Directions
Saturday, June 12th from 11:00am - 7pm
Sunday, June 13th noon - 6pm
6123 State Route 350
Oregonia, OH 45054
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Now its time to get it in gear for the kids! Ticket sales now all go to provide school supplies for the kids on Pine Ridge Reservation - the poorest place in America!
Thanks to the Cincinnati TMA and Tri-County Harley Davidson in Fairfield, the sky is the limit for what we can do for the kids!
Come see us this weekend at the Trenton Yard Sales - and get a look at the bike!