For years I fought for the funds to replace the disgracefully decrepit Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School up on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. We got it done, and the new school is a beautiful modern facility. The old school’s library literally consisted of two bookcases. The new library has the capacity for 20,000 books. Please click READ MORE to learn how to help.
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We’re beginning with a project that I’d like you to help me with: providing books to the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.
This is a project that is really near (and dear) to me. After years of fighting for the funding to replace the disgracefully decrepit old school, I was proud to attend the new school’s opening ceremony last year. The old school’s library was literally the size of a closet containing two bookcases. The new school’s library now has the capacity for 20,000 volumes- but currently has a lot of empty shelves!
I hope you’ll join me in helping the students at Leech Lake by helping to provide a wide range of wonderful books for them to read.
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