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St. Patron’s School depends on your support
To clothe the Native children, care for, feed,
And to provide affection of the sort
We understand all human beings need.

Enclosed in these white envelopes, please find
Dreamcatchers in a popsicle array
Of shades, to clear the nightmares from your mind,
Encouraging the sweeter scenes to stay.

Made in China—for child labor laws
Prohibit manufacture at cheap rates,
But we have found donations to our cause
Decrease without such gifts, within the States.

Along with it, accept this lovely pen
With which to write your generous relief.
The Lord reward you, ladies, gentlemen,
Restore your faith, and strengthen your belief.

—Jennifer Reeser

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