Adopt a Native Elder has been very generous and supportive of American Indian education. They have donated to Nebo Indian Education brand new backpacks filled with school supplies, coats, mittens, beanies, Christmas stockings filled with goodies and countless other donations. Nebo District American Indian students have had the opportunity to meet the Navajo elders and volunteers at the rug show. Nebo students adopted a "Grandpa" and presented him with gifts and support him with rainbow box's twice a year. Service Learning projects connecting them with Native elders helps them learn more about themselves and their responsibilities. They're contributions back to their own communities helps build positive self esteem and a strong sense of self identity. This is powerful. With the support and partnership with Adopt a Native Elder we are making positive changes for a brighter future. ANE's humanitarian support to their local schools and community is exemplary. Thank you for the opportunity to voice this! Nebo Title VII Indian Education
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We've been long-time participants/donors in this program (approx. 15 years). For the first 5 years, we only donated items for auction to raise funds for the program. Finally, after yearly requests from Linda Myers, we went to the Rug Show to actually see what takes place and how our donations were used. We were able to not only do these things but also to meet many of the grandmothers and other volunteers that make this program work. We have owned a Pendleton store in Park City for 17 years, so the American Indian heritage is very familiar to us. The Adopt-a-Native Elder Program has a direct positive effect on the lives/livelihood of these Native American people whose traditions ANE is trying to preserve. We are proud to promote this program and work with many wonderful volunteers that give so much to make this program a success.
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...having the grandmothers come to our shop. Then we see the appreciation and respect in customers' eyes when they purchase items directly from the grandmothers who made them, knowing that 100% of their purchase will go to these grandmothers to help sustain their way of life.
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...make no changes. We feel that this organization is constantly striving to have a positive effect on everyone that it touches.