Meeting the new crew

Our world is changing so much. People are relying less on mail and more on other forms of communication. To meet future needs, we are opening an office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Staff at our Donor Care Center will spend much of their time on the phones with our donors and on line responding to the many questions we get via email.
The new crew finished up a week of training last Friday, and I stopped by to meet and greet each of them. To each person I met, I simply said, “Tell me a little about yourself.”
It’s amazing all the directions they took from there and what I learned about folks! Some folks talked more about family, others more about their work experiences. Everyone talked about how it meant a lot to them to be working with a charity like St. Joseph’s Indian School, that has such a positive impact on children in need, and to be part of a bigger outreach to make a difference to families on Indian reservations.
We had a nice leisurely soup and sandwich lunch together before everyone had to go back to work. Maybe you’ll be getting a call from them to say ‘thanks for your help’ sometime soon!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

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