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Margie H.

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Review for Adopt-A-Native-Elder, Park City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...make no changes. We feel that this organization is constantly striving to have a positive effect on everyone that it touches.

Role:  Board Member & I believed in the program so much that I am now a board member, and we do whatever we can to promote this program in our retail shop.