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WHY WE SERVE
Although families help their Elders, conditions exist that make our assistance essential:
- Family members cannot financially meet all the Elder’s basic needs.
- A serious gap in services in remote areas exists.
- As Elders age, their ability to work diminishes while basic requirements for firewood, specialty foods, mobility equipment and simple medical supplies increase.
Presently, over 550 Navajo Elders ages 75 to 100 are enrolled as adopted Elders in our Program. Over 15,000 people who live in poverty in remote locations on the Reservation receive some form of our aid.
The lives of the Elders that we serve are fraught with hardship, but they believe that to struggle is good, that to struggle breeds strength and character. They have lived their lives at a level of self-sufficiency that many modern-day survivalists and adventurers can only dream of. They have birthed their children, raised livestock, planted crops, and woven incredible pieces of art in their homes in the far reaches of the windy canyons and dusty mesas that make up southern Utah and Northern Arizona. And now, as they have aged they are left without the means to support themselves.
Throughout the over three decades of A.N.E.’s existence, the vital cog that makes our program work is all of you, our sponsors, volunteers, donors, and support people. Without you, we would not be able to purchase the food, food certificates, and firewood for the Elders. We ask for your help. Please take some time to engage your friends, families, and neighbors. Tell them about the plight of the Elders and how they can help. Thank you.
Elder's Critical Needs
VOLUNTEER AT OUR SALT LAKE CITY WAREHOUSE (328 West Gregson Ave.)
Regular volunteer days are held at the warehouse every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am as well as on occasional Saturdays. You are welcome to join us on either or both days. Activities include such things as packing food boxes, filling backpacks for school children, filling Christmas stockings, packing Grandma and Grandpa boxes, and many more things.
The warehouse is centrally located just off I15 in the Salt Lake Valley.
- Tuesday July 3: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30 Friday July 6: No Volunteer Activities
- Tuesday July 10: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
- Friday July 13: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
- Tuesday July 17: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
- Friday July 20: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
- Tuesday July 24: Warehouse Closed
- Friday July 27: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
- Tuesday July 31: Regular Volunteer Activities 9:00 AM – 11:30
Saturday July 28: Food Delivery to Warehouse 9:00 AM
The food for the fall Food Runs will be delivered Saturday July 29th at 9:00 AM. We need lots of volunteer help to unload and organize all of the food.Saturday August 4th & 11th: Food Packing at the Warehouse 8:00 AM
The fall Food Packing Days will be held on Saturday August 4th and 11th from 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM. This is a great family volunteer activity. Many volunteers are needed!Park City Farmers Market: Every Wednesday through August Morning & Afternoon Shifts
We need volunteers to work morning and afternoon shifts at the Park City Farmers Market every Wednesday through August. If you would like to volunteer please contact Barbara Yamada at: email@example.comSPECIAL EVENT: The Weavers' Stories at Red Butte Garden
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8, 2018
Red Butte Garden ~ Orangerie
5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Navajo Childrens Dancers
6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Cultural Program
Authentic Navajo Rugs & Jewelry for sale. 100% rug sale proceeds go directly to the weaver. Weaving Demonstration. Learn about the Native American healing plants found in Red Butte Garden.
Wonderful free event for the entire family!
The Elders Share Their GratitudeDear Linda,
Hello to you, your family and the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Pro-gram.
You and the people have done so much for me and my family.
Ahehee (thank you). God Bless You All,
Rose M Charley
With Your Help, Our Program Supports Over 560 Elders
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program exists to create a bridge of hope between Native Americans and other cultures. It allows us to reach out to one another, share our gifts, and mend the broken circle of our relationship with the Land and the Native Americans who hold it in sacred trust.