Sicangu Child and Family Services 

 
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The mission of Sicangu Child and Family Services is to preserve, protect and strengthen the children and families of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. To provide culturally appropriate and sensitive services to children that meet family needs. To provide services through an efficient and effective service system that will enable families to work within their own Tiospaye to ensure the safety and well-being of their children. To place children who are removed from their parents with relatives when appropriate or with a tribally licensed home. To protect the bond between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and its children and culture by promoting the security and stability of children and families.

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Pillowcases
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75
62
Bags for Kids
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75
68
Cosmetic Bags
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25
0
Blankets - Rag Quilts
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5
5

 project must-knows 

Sicangu Child and Family Services serves 45 children at any one time. They currently have a few children under 5 and a few children over 15, but the majority of kids are between the ages of 5-14.  Children are coming and going throughout the year and the age mix is relatively stable. They have a few kids in residential treatment as well. We've been asked to help with several items to help the kids in their care.

1) Taco Totes- Our Crafting Change Taco Tote is perfect for a Welcome Bag to place all kinds of personal hygiene items in for the kids as they enter foster care. These bags are designed for kids of all ages and are the ideal size tote bag. They are easy to make and can be customized for kids of all ages utilizing fun fabrics. Please use fabrics for kids of all ages 5-14. Kids love licensed prints like superheroes, characters based on books and movies, Disney. Familiar characters bring comfort. Please see our project overview sheet for fabrics to avoid when crafting for our Tribal partners. While there are many bag patterns out there, our partner specifically requested this one.  

2) Burrito Pillowcases - Each child will receive a pillowcase in their Welcome Bag. Please use fabrics for kids of all ages 5-14. Kids love licensed prints like superheroes, characters based on books and movies, Disney. Familiar characters bring comfort. Please see our project overview sheet for fabrics to avoid when crafting for our Tribal partners. 

3) Zippered Pouches/Cosmetic Bags - For teens to carry personal hygiene products in. Either pattern we have is perfect for this! 

4) Rag Quilts - They need 5 rag quilts for children in their inpatient facility to snuggle up with and feel safe and comfortable. They have requested rag quilts only as it is cold in SD and these are warm and snuggly! 

 
 

   project overview  

Overview

SCFS Master Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for ALL projects for SCFS! Start here.

  taco tote 

 
Overview

Crafting Change Taco Tote Project Overview Sheet

Read this first before beginning the project! This link includes the Project Overview AND the pattern!

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Crafting Change Taco Tote

This cute easy to sew tote bag is designed after the popular Burrito Pillowcase.

  burrito pillowcase  

 
Overview

SCFS Burrito Pillowcase Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for SCFS Burrito Pillowcase Project

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Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

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Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

  cosmetic bags  

 
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Snappy Sack

This fun and easy cosmetic style bag closes with a snap bracelet instead of a zipper!

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Crafting Change Zippered Cosmetic Bag

Drawn pattern for easy cosmetic bag by Kathy Lawrence

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15 Minute Zipper Pouch

Fast & Easy cosmetic bag

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So Sew Easy Cosmetic Bag

This fast and easy zippered cosmetic bag is roomy and fun to make! Check out this video tutorial!

  rag quilts  

 
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Crafting Change Rag Quilt Helpful Files

This file contains several helpful resources created by Crafting Change for making rag quilts!

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Rag Quilt Supplement

Fabric choices and quilt math included in this Crafting Change supplement.

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Rag Quilt Guide

How to make a rag quilt the ultimate guide with step by step pictures.

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Rag Quilt DIY Tutorial

Nice guide with options for block sizing.

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Rag Quilt Zoom Class

Rag Quilt Zoom Room Class with Crafting Change

 shipping guidelines 

Please ship whenever you are ready, these items are needed now and they have kids waiting for them.

They have one address for USPS mail and one for UPS/FedEx. 

USPS (Regular or Priority Mail)

Sicangu Child & Family Services

Attention: Stephanie Moran

PO Box 1047

Mission, SD 57555

FedEX or UPS

Sicangu Child & Family Services

Attention: Stephanie Moran

US-18

Mission, SD 57555

(We have triple verified this, we know it looks odd!)

They are working on getting set up on Give Back Box, when they are set up we will provide the link.)