On #GivingTuesday Support Healthy Holidays for the Homebound
As we enter the holiday giving season, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) encourages everyone to participate in #GivingTuesday, a day designed to inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back to causes they support. Held annually and occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday immediately after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging consumer attention to those in need after a weekend full of shopping.
As part of this once-a-year opportunity, PWNA can earn up to $10,000 in matching funds for donations made through Nov. 29, as part of the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge for Giving Tuesday. For a limited time, people across the world can touch the lives of Native Americans in need, and their gift to PWNA will be matched dollar for dollar and used to support food and holiday care for homebound Elders on the reservations.
PWNA supports nutritious, hot meals for Elders on remote, geographically isolated and impoverished reservations, as well as holiday services. We’re thankful to have been selected for the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge and our hope is to reach our goal and continue to support our reservation partners delivering healthy meals, along with holiday cheer, to ensure healthy holidays for the homebound.
To help PWNA reach its Challenge goal and make a holiday memory for a homebound Elder, visit www.crowdrise.com/PWNA4hope2016 to make a donation by tomorrow, Nov. 29. Donations must be made on this Crowdrise page to qualify for matching funds.
You can also help in other ways. Tell your friends and family about realities on the reservations such as food insecurity, health disparities and lack of local jobs. Visit nativepartnership.org and www.ictmn.com to learn more, and then:
- Help feed Native American families by buying Native-made or Native-sold goods and services. Seek out Native offerings online and locally through artisans and vendors at pow wows, museums, etc.
- Write to your local news station asking for more coverage about food challenges on the reservations and how to help.
- Write your local grocer asking them to help address immediate needs on the reservations.