Community Support During the Holiday Season

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Project Reindeer Rosebud


Because we are unable to host our annual Cookie Walk event that benefits folks at Two Strike, we are again launching “Project Reindeer Rosebud” to help us guide our way through the fog of Covid-19 to bring Christmas to every girl and boy age or at heart at the Rosebud reservation. We will not be sending comforters this year but have chosen three valuable ministries to support: The Tree of Life, Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud and Panther’s Clothes Closet. We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with these ministry partners to help bring hope and light amidst the fog to those at Rosebud!

We chose these three organizations because they work collaboratively in the Rosebud community for the survival and success of all of their people. Here is a brief overview of these groups’ commitment to the Lakota families:

  • Tree of Life Ministry is an organization serving Lakota families located on the Rosebud Reservation with food, clothing, and love. They serve 300+ lunch meals per day.  They are blessed to have enough food and clothing donations, however, they do not have enough food containers to serve the meals to those in need. They have asked us to provide a supply of food containers so they may continue their ministry.

  • Panther’s Clothes Closet is located in and operated by the Rosebud Elementary School. They provide clothing and school supplies to all of their students. The Panther’s Clothes Closet works in conjunction with Tree of Life if a family is short on food. They discretely assist their students with the necessities of life to be successful students. No child is left behind and without. Holy Cross will be making a monetary donation to assist them in purchasing items for their clothes closet. 

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud. Their mission statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. They provide transportation for students, provide after-school tutoring and teach outreach through community involvement. 

​Thank you for your thoughtful assistance for this fundraiser!

The winner of a $50 Mainstreet Libertyville gift certificate is Jill McKeon! Congratulations!

​​Peace and Blessings,

Karla Boucek, Therese Delli Paoli, Melanie Houser, Gail Kelly, Carole Kenney, Amanda Komaschka, Joyce Kveton, Patty Moyer and Joyce Twardock. If you have any questions or comments, contact Therese Delli Paoli (847) 921-4223 or

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The Giving Tree


Thank you to everyone that contributed to the holiday gift items for COOL transitional housing, Holiday Meal Boxes for COOL Ministries Food Pantry and Gift-a-Card for LSSI.

Your  generous support is much appreciated!