About Us

Sew For Kids is a charitable sewing group that welcomes people of all skill levels and crafts to join us as we provide clothing and other needs for the children of Pine Ridge  and Yankton Sioux reservations in South Dakota.  Non crafters are welcome too and can help the group immensely by sharing your ideas with us, lending support and helping provide those items that can’t be crafted such as school supplies.     

We donate items to existing organizations on reservations that focus on the health, education and welfare of children such as schools, libraries, daycare centers, youth groups, healthcare and social service agencies.

Our group will now be working under the non-profit Lakota Friends Circle, together we can provide for more of the needs of children and their families through their various programs. Lakota Friends Circle is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Public Charity and donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

You Can Make a Difference! We Can Help.

Please join our efforts in making a difference in the lives of children on the Pine Ridge and Yankton Sioux reservations in South Dakota. There are many ways you can Make A Difference and we would love to help you get started.  Please join our Facebook group Sew For Kids Volunteers and/or our Yahoo group to hear the latest news, share patterns and ideas and meet a lot of new friends.

Who We Are

Carol is a retired medical doctor, married and a  mother of  2 and grandmother to 3.  She loves to sew, knit, create, read, mentor in the schools and loves outdoor activities such as gardening and sports. She is  interested in children’s issues especially in areas where resources are limited and affect the outcome of children’s lives. Carol has visited the Reservation on a few occasions and seen the result of poverty in Native American children. With an interest in their culture and development of friendships with the people, it seemed like a natural place to help. [Contact Carol Binnington Here]

Janet is married and enjoys her job of working seasonally for a local greenhouse where she does most of the seed planting in spring and helps harvest produce later on for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and local farmer’s markets. She’s also a member of her church’s Peace and Social Justice Commission which has done special projects for Pine Ridge Reservation and Red Cloud School.  Janet is an avid gardener, sewer, crocheter and knitter with many of those projects going to reservations in South Dakota.  Visiting the reservation over fifteen years ago opened her eyes not only to the great need of the Lakota people but also to their fierce pride and independence. Making several trips in the past few years has only solidified her commitment to helping Native Americans.  [Contact Janet Schnurlein Here]