In 1st-3rd grade GodZone, children will be learning the phrase “We give, because we have.” As we focus on different giving highlights throughout the year, children will learn about how their offering supports others, from right within our community to the other side of the globe!!
Pine Ridge Reservation, located in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The reservation is large, and its needs are even larger. The poverty on Pine Ridge is higher than anywhere else in the country. Unemployment is over 80%, the weather is extreme, and families struggle mightily with crushing financial, housing, health, educational, and social issues.
For many years, SOTV has supported Pine Ridge both financially, and with many youth service trips. This month, 1st-3rd graders will learn statistics about the poverty in Pine Ridge. They will learn that their offering goes towards supporting the people and families in these situations.