August 2015 Newsletter

We are happy to announce that we have been rated a 4-star charity for our 11th year. Charity Navigator has rated us as a 4-star charity for our 11th year for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. 95% of our budget goes towards our program services. You may visit for more information on our 4-star rating.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Native American Heritage Association from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

John P. Dugan, Founder and Chairman of the Board

We have been steadily delivering clothing and Tempur-Pedic mattresses to the Reservations so families do not have to sleep on the floor. One of the places we take clothing to is the dorms. Most of the kids who live there, arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. So they literally have nothing. When we arrive with the clothing, you can tell how excited and appreciative they are to receive these items. Because of your generous donations to our Food Program, we are providing food to the families who otherwise would go without. We are delivering bottled water, canned goods, frozen items, meat, etc. to the Reservations.

School is just around the corner and before you know it, winter will be here as well. The children on the Reservations in South Dakota are in desperate need of proper winter clothing to prepare them for the harsh winter ahead. Families cannot afford to buy their children new clothes much less take them school shopping. Every year, NAHA runs our “Winter Life-Guard” program which provides the parents of school aged children with a $75 voucher to Wal-Mart. The voucher will cover jackets, shirts, jeans, socks, shoes, underwear and any other type of needed clothing item.

If you have ever been to South Dakota and especially on the Reservations, it can get dangerously cold. Faced with the prospect of sending their children out in the cold without proper coats, gloves or even shoes, parents often decide to keep their kids home from school. But a good education is the key to Native American children getting a chance to better themselves. This is why NAHA is determined to make our 2015 “Winter Life-Guard” program the biggest one ever and provide purchase orders to every family in need.

We need your help immediately!!! In order for us to provide every family in need with a voucher, we need the funds to do so. We ask that you please contribute today. Any amount will help and all donations are tax-deductible. We also accept gently-used clothing, school supplies, toys and any other items that you or I would use on a daily basis. NAHA needs your help today!!! You may send clothing items, toys, school supplies, etc. to:
12085 Quaal Rd
Black Hawk, SD 57718

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