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April 2016 Newsletter

You are probably wondering what a “miracle donation” is and how it will work. If you were to contribute $25, do you know what $25 could mean to a Sioux family? It could mean a new, not used, pair of shoes, a warm blanket to keep out the brutal blizzard-like winds, and a hot meal for everyone in a four-member family. The shoes alone would bring tears to your eyes if you were to see in person what too many Native Americans have on their feet, shoes that have no soles holding the upper parts in place and that’s those who actually have shoes. Sadly, too many children go without, even in the winter time.

You have to be thinking, “Wait a minute. $25 can’t go that far.” Under what we might consider “normal” conditions, of course not. But that is why NAHA exists. We constantly contact and plead with manufacturers and large distributors to acquire inventory at so far below the lowest wholesale prices that sometimes ourselves find it hard to believe what our handful of dollars can accomplish. Here are some of the ways we can increase the value of your donation:

  • $3,800 in contributions =$115,000 in baby food
  • $34,000 in contributions = $400,000 in blankets
  • $6,000 in contributions = $220,000+ in clothing
  • $6,000 in contributions = $138,000+ in mattresses
  • $960 in contributions =$90,000 in shoes
  • $2,000 in contributions = $1,000,000 in furniture, hardware & tools

We don’t expect you to donate $2,000, $6,000 or more but for every dollar you give, we add it to other contributions to create “miracle donations” that can be used to purchase so much more than would be possible from a “regular” transaction in a “normal” store.  You’re looking at a situation we face every day and look to friends such as you to solve on a positive level. Timing is crucial though because we will get a phone call telling us of a quick inventory disposal we can have, provided we make two guarantees: (1) whatever it is will be given to a family that can’t afford to spend even a fraction of what the items are worth; (2) the availability is immediate, and if we can’t guarantee immediate payment the life-saving items will go elsewhere. Please help today and contribute towards this worthy cause.

For more information on our 4-star rating with Charity Navigator you may visit www.charitynavigator.org. Please share this with friends and family and spread the word.  Don’t forget, timing is crucial so please don’t put this aside; donate now to help these proud Sioux people.

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