It’s the 13th year of joining together to bless the children on the Cheyenne River Reservation with Christmas gifts! The Reservation is located in the 6th poorest county in the United States and the physical and emotional needs are great. Through the generous support of donors, hundreds of wish list letters are fulfilled and children’s lives are impacted every year. Please consider joining us in spreading some holiday cheer to children who might otherwise not have any presents to open on Christmas morning.

Two Ways to Receive a Wish List to Fulfill

1. Email Friendsoflakotayouth@gmail.com to receive a letter digitally. Put the preferred age range and gender in the subject line.


  • Boy 0-4, Boy 5-9, Boy 10-12, Boy 13-15, Boy 16+
  • Girl 0-4, Girl 5-9, Girl 10-12, Girl 13-15, Girl 16+

2. Pick up a letter in person from 8:30a.m.-11:45a.m. at Messiah November 7 & 14. See the table in the Commons.

Packing Instructions and Drop Off Details


2. Mail checks made out to Messiah with South Dakota in the memo line to:

5911 MO-94
St. Charles MO, 63304

Christmas at Messiah with Lakota Youth
Lakota Christmas Letters
South Dakota Lakota Christmas Letters
Christmas at Messiah
Lakota Youth Christmas Letters