How To Help Children On Indian Reservations

If you live near an Indian reservation, you might be aware of the many struggles that the people who live on these reservations often face. Even if you don't live near an Indian reservation, you might have read about them online or seen documentaries on TV that have brought these issues to your attention. You could be wondering if there is anything that you can do to help people who live on Indian reservations, and specifically, you could be hoping to help children. 

Donate Money

Of course, one of the best ways that you can help children—and adults—on Indian reservations is to donate money. In many cases, there are addresses you can send money orders or checks to with your donations. Additionally, there are websites that you can use to make these donations.

Donate Books and School Supplies

Many children on Indian reservations do not have the school supplies that they need for school, and many schools are underfunded and therefore do not have the books and supplies that are needed in order to provide children with proper education. If you have books and supplies that you think could be beneficial for Native American children and their schools, you should know that many reservations do accept these donations. Additionally, financial donations can be made to organizations that provide funding and essentials for Native American schools and the children who attend them.

Donate Food

There are many families who live on Indian reservations and who struggle with food insecurity. As you can probably imagine, this can be very difficult for children. After all, children need a proper, healthy diet so they can grow and thrive. Some Indian reservations accept food donations, and donating non-perishable foods could be a good place to start. There are also programs that help provide food for Indian reservations that often accept monetary donations, so there are various ways that you can help provide food for children. Plus, your donations should help hungry adults who live on Indian reservations, too. If you do choose to donate food instead of money, make sure that you contact the relevant organization to ask them about what types of food items are needed. 

As you can see, if you are someone who wants to do what you can to help Native American children, and if you're wondering about the different ways that you can help children on Indian reservations, the tips above should help you get started. For more info, look into supporting a local reservation; for instance, by providing donations for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation