Year-End Giving: Make an Impact Ahead of 2023

For many families, this time of year is filled with presents, movies and hot cocoa by a fire – but on remote reservations, many Native Americans continue to face challenges like hunger, poverty and health inequities. During this time of year where many of you are  considering charitable commitments, we hope Indian Country can count on your support.

The challenges facing Tribal communities today are very real. For instance, food is an ongoing and urgent need. A concerning 23% of American Indian families experience food insecurity, and 29% live below the poverty line. Far too many Native Elders struggle daily to get the fresh, nourishing foods they need to stay healthy. The housing crisis on the reservations is equally concerning. A report prepared by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notes that 40% of reservation homes are inadequate, and an estimated 42,000 to 85,000 Native Americans living in tribal areas are homeless.

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) works to mitigate these issues – from distributing food and drinking water to providing winter emergency preparedness boxes and warmth to Elders. While many of us are in the midst of our happy holidays, many Native families aren’t so materially fortunate – so we ask that before looking ahead to 2023, you consider donating to a deserving Native cause.

So far this year, here’s what donations have helped us achieve:

  • We delivered 701,325 lbs. of supplies.
  • Over 18,000 Individuals received food.
  • 218 Elders received groceries through our Breakfast-in-a-Bag service.
  • Over 10,000 people in 20 communities received 62,000 lbs. of fresh produce.
  • Nearly 13,000 youth in grades K-12 received school supplies, and 170 received college scholarships.
  • Nearly 6,200 people in shelters received supplies.
  • 4,660 people in Southwest tribal areas received disaster relief.
  • Over 3,700 people received emergency food boxes.
  • 23,218 lbs. of supplies helped animals, and nearly 1,300 animals were spayed/neutered.

Despite these accomplishments, there is still much to do. Partnership With Native Americans is honored to have a group of generous benefactors that have committed to match every gift, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 to support the Native Americans we serve. This means your year-end donation will double in value to help communities in need.

So, a friendly reminder, the 2022 calendar year ends at midnight on Saturday, December 31 – the deadline by which your year-end giving must be received to qualify as a 2022 tax-year gift. Before turning a page to the new year, we ask you to please give what you can – donate here.

For Native Americans, being transformational in 2023 starts with you! We thank you for your consideration and support this holiday season.

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