Reflecting on 2016, Welcoming 2017
With a new year comes new hope. For Partnership With Native Americans, it’s another year to work toward our mission of serving immediate needs and support long-term solutions for the tribal communities we serve. We accomplished a lot in 2016, as we reflect on the past year, and we couldn’t have done so without the support of our donors, reservation partners, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors. As our CEO Robbi Rice-Dietrich shared last month, we know we are making in impact, but we can do even more.
Here are some of our 2016 highlights from media, social media and the PWNA blog:
- In January, we shared tips on MoneyGeek.com to help Native American students obtain scholarships and grants.
- In July, we invited you to participate in our Backpack Drive to help us provide school supplies for 26,000 Native American students on the reservations.
- In August, we shared a story on the passing of David Beautiful Bald Eagle, Jr. on Facebook, to which nearly 500 of you reacted and 200 of you shared.
- In October, PWNA was awarded $258,000 by the Walmart Foundation to aid our partner agencies that support nutrition and healthier living on the reservations PWNA assists across the country.
- In November, PWNA recognized American Indian Heritage Month, celebrating Native culture and honoring Native history through curated stories on what really happened on the first Thanksgiving, as well as stories from some of the Elders we serve.
- Also in November, PWNA invited you to participate in #GivingTuesday to help us reach a goal of $10,000 and receive a matching $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.