True Sioux Hope Foundation works to inspire unprecedented, permanent and positive change for the Sioux Tribe living on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The improved living conditions of Pine Ridge would not be possible without the help of our supporters who work diligently to give back to the Sioux of Pine Ridge. Whether you donate money or volunteer time, giving back is beneficial for both the giver and the recipient. Below, we’ve highlighted the top five reasons that
When you think of the United States the ideas of opportunity, freedom, health and prosperity usually come to mind, but unfortunately on Pine Ridge Reservation statistics rival those of Third World countries: 97% of the population lives far below the U.S. federal poverty line. The unemployment rate vacillates between 85 to 95% on the Reservation. The average life expectancy is 47 years of age for men and 52 years for women. The teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S.
Taking a stance to improve the health of the Sioux Tribe, True Sioux Hope Foundation and Thrive Market announced a national initiative to raise $60,000 to support 100 families on Pine Ridge Reservation by purchasing and providing one year’s worth of basic necessities to those most in need. On January 28, 2016, True Sioux Hope Foundation made its first Thrive Market donation delivery of 100 boxes. Each box, assembled by Thrive Market, includes best-selling healthy foods and na