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Review for St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, USA
REgardless of whether they are religious or not, if they want more donors they need to be more trnasparent with a 3rd party audit for how much money (percent) goes to the people they are helping.
Old data suggests that they are very self serving with 34-55% going to the people they want to help. This nobel group needs to make significant improvements.
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The average cost is $57,138 per year per child to take care of all individual needs. That breaks down to about $226 per day per child. These costs include the salaries of all the teachers, counselors and support personnel needed to run the school and its programs along with maintenance. We have over 200 students each year, so we need a large staff. Regarding contributions, of each dollar raised, 71¢ goes to caring for the children and their needs, including: Immediate needs like food, clothing, heat, lights and all their school needs (teachers and their salaries, textbooks, desks, etc). Future planned program growth, for things like renovation of the students’ campus homes and saving for the future, which ensures St. Joseph’s ability to keep helping the Lakota people for as long as necessary. Outreach programs for the Lakota people on three reservations. These services include a shelter for abused women and children, a licensed adolescent group care center and counseling services. The additional 29¢ is invested in donor development and fundraising.