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richkenn

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Review for St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Less than 55% of this charity's money is returned in services. They do not regularly disclose their financial statements. It is impossible to be removed from their mailing list (after 18 months of asking!).

To me they are clearly a direct marketing machine that primarily feeds the administrative staff of the charity and not the children they contend to support. Find another place to put your money.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor
stjo1927 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

St. Joseph’s Indian School is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) regarding our finances. We believe it is a better use of time and resources to submit to a comprehensive review of our organization, rather than the limited assessment provided by the Better Business Bureau. The evaluation with COA includes visits to the school, interviews with staff and families of the children, and evaluates more than just our finances. More information can be found at www.stjo.org/bbb. In terms of contributions and each dollar raised, 71¢ goes to caring for the children and their needs and the remaining 29¢ is invested in donor development and fundraising. We will honor anyone's wishes to be removed from our mailing list. Please contact us at 1-800-341-2235 if you have any additional questions.