Little Miss Wampanoag Delivers Goods to Pine Ridge

Thanks to a fundraising drive spearheaded by Little Miss Wampanoag Paris Widdiss-Hendricks, over $1,300 in items were delivered directly to tribal youth living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota last month.

Paris and her Grandmother Donna Widdiss along with Desi worked directly with Christy Webber, who is a social worker affiliated with the Lakota Youth Day Program, to ensure the items were received by the right people.

Paris shared her thoughts on the fundraiser. “This was an awesome experience, even though it was a lot more then I expected, but it was all worth it to see the response and generosity of our community,” said Paris. “I hope these gifts reach as many of the kids as possible and it helps to keep them warm.”

The fundraiser was a large success thanks to the numerous items that were donated by many generous people within our community. Some of the items donated included games, backpacks, coats, blankets, pajama slippers, hats, mini heaters, body warmers and booties. The following is a list of people that contributed toward such a great cause.  

  • Anne Foxx
  • Brittany Widdiss
  • Carlton Hendricks, Sr.
  • Catherine Hendricks
  • Cedtric Cromwell
  • Chief Vernon Lopez
  • Christopher Hendricks
  • Crystal Peters
  • David Pocknett
  • David Weeden
  • Deda Widdiss
  • Delrene Texeira
  • Desire Moreno
  • Donald Cash
  • Evelyn Fermino
  • Jamie Aylmer
  • Jim Pierce
  • Joanne Peters & Family
  • Jodi Newcomb
  • Judi Averett
  • Laura Miranda
  • Linda Costa
  • Marlene Lopez
  • Marnell Cash
  • Monica Swan
  • Paris Widdiss-Hendricks
  • Payton Widdiss-Hendricks
  • Rick Haynes
  • Robyn Tobey
  • Romda
  • Shirley Oakley
  • Stefanie Lopez & Jeremyah
  • Stephanie Tobey
  • Vanessa Rodrigues
  • Virginia DeBarros
  • Wayne Fernandes
  • Winona Pocknett

Paris sincerely apologizes if anyone’s name was inadvertently left off the list of contributors or is misspelled. Please know your gift was greatly appreciated and thank you for making a difference in the lives of many Lakota children.