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The battle for Indian children will be won in the classroom, not on the streets or on horses. The students of today are our warriors of tomorrow.
~Wilma P. Mankiller, Cherokee


Many of us squander precious natural resources
-time, creative energy, emotion- comparing our talents to those of others. Today ask Spirit to call forth your authentic gifts, so that you might know them, acknowledge them, and own them. 
 ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach


Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~John W. Whitehead


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Though I truly have no idea whether anyone benefitted from my concerted effort last year, I am here again, asking for your help; as the needs have not changed.  And with little change in the economic woes, well— let’s face it!  The only ones feeling the “recovery” the media is hinting at are those who never took a complete dive in the first place.

Right here, in our own national back yard, there are those who live each day in hopelessness. Who of you will become that glimmer of Hope personified?

As regards the quote above (by John W. Whitehead), we are the living benefactors of a time many will never see. But the financial hardships of late are great. And severe weather threatens our crops, our health, and the very homes and land we cherish. To the children we may never see, what legacy are you willing to give?


We are each other's harvest ... We are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~Mother Teresa


With what limited time I am able to spend working on such issues, last year was all about gathering the necessary information. This year I trust you will find things more concise and easier to follow.
What is new this year? There is a navigational bar at the top of each page related to the drive.
The Drive Specifics link is where you will find introductory information and a section of local and national Stores, with links to their weekly ads & specials. A helpful way to stretch and make the best use of your charitable dollars.
The School Supplies Lists link highlights the wants and needs of children and students K-12.
The TMVCNA link is where you will find specific information regarding the Miami Valley Council for Native American's yearly drive for clothing and school supplies; along with this year's itineray. There is also information regarding their association with SunWatch Indian Village & Archaeological Park.
Check this page for the 2009 Itinerary.
May the Creator watch over their passing
and see them safely to and from their destinations.
May Creator see them safe from harm and incident
and may their giveaways be plentiful and far-reaching.
The Support & Adopt  link hosts several reservation schools and organizations in need of specific help.
The Acknowledgements link pays homage to my once corporate sponsor and fellow employees of LexisNexis.
And finally, there is the Help Promote page, where you will find assorted banners--for use on your website or blog--to help promote this drive.


For now, Thank you for visiting my site.  Thank you for taking a few moments to see what this is all about.  And may you gift an unsuspecting child (or children) with your ever-precious kindness. 

I'm excited to see what happens!


Come what may, Mitakuye Oyasin!  We Are All Related!

As in the end, we are all in this together.


Many Blessings, L.L. Abbott


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