Donate a Math Abacus to The Lakota

This month, are donating a Math Abacus to the Lakota Pineridge Reservation located in South Dakota.  It is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a population of about 40,000.  We like how they have organized their donation drives.  In additional for requesting financial donations, they also have item requests that revolve each week and month.  Last month, the early grade school math classes asked for donations of math abacuses (see picture below if you are not familiar with what an abacus is).

If anyone would like to buy / donate them to the education program there, here is one site they can be purchased on:

We found ours in Chinatown in downtown Victoria.  If anyone would like to buy and donate an abacus with us, please let us know, and we can save together on shipping costs.  This photo is Jane Yuan, from China and Victoria ….. and Sheila Hynes (one of our coordinators from  Jane Yuan is a local artist here in Victoria, and is having fun showing us how to use the abacus.Here is the Pineridge  Shipping Address for anyone wishing to do a similar donation:

Via UPS/FedEx:

Theresa Lessert
Our Lady of Lourdes School
500 Lourdes Lane
Porcupine, SD 57772
Via U.S. Mail:

Theresa Lessert
Our Lady of Lourdes School
P. O. Box 7
Porcupine, SD 57772

“The Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation website focuses on specific needs of the many schools and social service organizations such as shelters, children’s organizations, and clinics physically located on the reservation. The reservation organizations’ needs are many and change constantly so your donations can take many forms, from school, sewing, crafts, sporting, baby, and office supplies, to toiletries, clothing, Christmas gifts, holiday items, bed, bath and kitchen linens, cold weather gear, crayons and more.”

May Happy Feelings, Good Health, and Abundance beam Everywhere!

All Our Relations

Cool Free On-Line Interactive Abacus:

And Here is a link for another one of our Fun Math Games:



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  1. erik says:

    Great initiative! I love your website!

  2. Johnetta Hoppa says:

    You made some clear points there. I did a search on the topic and found most persons will agree with your site.

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