National Relief Charities
How they are participating
National Relief Charities (NRC) is a nonprofit dedicated to quality of life for Native Americans living on remote and poverty-stricken reservations in the Plains and Southwest. Non-Native people are just starting to notice the disparities that exist for Indian country that do not exist for other Americans. Person to person, disparity means that 1 in 4 American Indian children live in poverty, that many of these children are being raised by grandparents living on fixed incomes, that 1/3 as many Native children will make it through college as non-Native children, and as such, these disparities may follow these children lifelong. Person to person, disparity means that 1 in 4 Indian people live with food insecurity (lack of adequate nutrition or fear of running out of food), that Native children and elders have higher health risks than other Americans, and that 5 times more Natives are homeless than non-Natives. Our mission is to help. More information can be found at http://blog.nrcprograms.org.
Specifically, our mission is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."
#GivingTuesday is a perfect opportunity to let other people know that their generous gifts will help us meet Elders’ and children’s urgent needs with practical gifts for Christmas such as blankets, personal care items, and food. Once donors have made their purchase, they will be given the option of sending a Holiday Honor Card to loved ones to let them know a lasting gift has been made in their honor.
#GivingTuesday will be shared on our websites, email, and social media.