Humanitarian Aid Program & Holiday Gift Program


Walking Shield’s Humanitarian Aid & Holiday Gift Program has existed since the organization’s inception in 1986. Annually, we distribute over $300,000 in toys and products. Examples of the humanitarian aid items provided are:

Throughout the year, Walking Shield collects new, unwrapped gifts for children and teens of all ages. Corporations such as Hasbro, Inc., and humanitarian organizations like Marine Native American Toys for Tots, Kids in Distressed Situations and have assisted in donating toys, new clothes and other holiday gift items.  Currently, Walking Shield distributes over 40,000 brand new toys and other items for American Indian children that live in poverty-stricken communities and Indian reservations each holiday season. Together with our partners, we have provided over $6,760,000 in toys and gifts.

Individuals, schools, civic organizations and other volunteers join us each year in our efforts to bring humanitarian aid and the holiday spirit to children most in need. The success of this program relies on the generosity of community groups and corporations such as the following:

Orange County Toy Collaborative
Red Bird Pow Wow
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Native American Club
Carter’s Clothing
Janie and Jack of Mission Viejo
Gymboree of Mission Viejo
Kids in Distressed Situations
Sons of the American Legion, Post 291

Crazy 8 of Mission Viejo
Salvation Army
California Fullerton School of Social Work
Me & My Big Ideas
Huntington Beach Landmark Community
Westminster Yarnspinners
Native American Toys for Tots 
South Pasadena High School

Status of Native People During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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