Sponsor a Pine Ridge Reservation Family With Our Mom & Baby Care Box

January 25, 2016
by Michelle Pellizzon for Thrive Market
Sponsor a Pine Ridge Reservation Family With Our Mom & Baby Care Box

In December, Thrive Gives joined the True Sioux Hope Foundation to provide free memberships to the entire population of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Home to the Lakota Sioux, it’s the second largest Native American reservation in the United States, and also one of the most destitute. Ninety-seven percent of the population lives below the poverty line, with the average household income falling at just $3,000 a year.

In addition to offering all 28,000 families a free membership, Thrive Market launched an innovative pilot program to distribute free boxes of food and other household goods to a small group of families.

Here’s how it works: Thrive Market members who want to help can, for a $50 donation, supply a Pine Ridge family with one of our four curated boxes. Each is full of Thrive Market-selected products and includes everything from healthy, natural foods to organic cleaning supplies. Every box you sponsor will be delivered right to the door of a family in need on Pine Ridge Reservation. Click here to sponsor a box!

Today, we’re opening up theMom & Baby Care box to check out what’s inside. According to True Sioux Hope’s research, the reservation has the highest infant mortality rate in all of North America. Often, necessities like baby formula and diapers simply aren’t available at the single store on the reservation, especially during freezing South Dakota winters. We gathered 10 of our best-sellers into this box packed with baby- and toddler-friendly essentials, from food to vitamins to cleaning supplies.

Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamins

These easy-to-swallow prenatal vitamins ensure that expectant moms get the extra nutrition they need to deliver a healthy baby.

Seventh Generation Baby Wipes

Organic, plant-derived wipes make cleanup easy and gentle—these won’t irritate sensitive newborn skin!

Baby’s Only Organic Dairy Formula

As the first organic baby formula approved in the United States, Baby’s Only meets all the nutritional requirements of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Happy Baby Organic Apple Puffs

Sweetened with 100 percent fruit juice and enriched with vitamins and minerals, this baby-friendly snack melts in little mouths and encourages self-feeding.

Happy Baby Happy Bellies Organic Brown Rice Cereal

A brown rice cereal enriched with DHA and choline for brain development that’s also organic and gluten-free. Between the nutrition and appealing texture, it’s the perfect “first food.”

Bronner’s Organic Mild Baby Soap

Fragrance-free and made with a double dose of olive oil, Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is ideal for delicate skin. Plus, the 18-in-1 formula means it’s not just good for bath time—it works as an effective, totally natural dish soap, laundry detergent, and bathroom cleaner, too.

Plum Organics Fruit Mashup Squeezables

Organic apples, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are pureed together to make this  travel-friendly treat fit for kids of all ages. Whether enjoyed at home or packed in lunch boxes, it’s an easy mess-free snack.

Nuturme Protein Quinoa Cereal

Protein-packed quinoa fuels this one-ingredient, easy-to-digest porridge.

Nuturme Yum A Roo Fruit and Veggie Snacks

These yummy dissolvable organic fruit snacks are made of peas, pineapple, and banana. They taste great—so good that you might want to sneak a few bites for yourself!

Want to donate a package to a family in need? Click here to select the box you’d like to sponsor. We’re so excited to begin our partnership with this incredible organization. Throughout the next year we’ll check in with the families of Pine Ridge to share their stories—so we can all see how the contribution of healthy, organic foods and products impacts life on the reservation.


We believe that everyone deserves the right to access healthy food. But even in the United States, it can prove impossible for some families. So we created Thrive Gives: a program that gives access, family by family, to affordable, healthy, and wholesome food. Click here to see if you qualify for a free Thrive Gives membership!

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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Prenatal One™ Multivitamin
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Baby Wipes - Free and Clear
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Dairy Toddler Formula
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Organic Baby Mild Castile Liquid Soap

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