I got an email from one of our new houseparents:
“Dear Father Steve,
I am working the Carola Home and just received a call from a donor. It was a little awkward at first but turned out to be a good one. He asked if this was St. Joseph’s Indian School. I said yes and asked how I could help him. He just started sending money to the Lakota children and wanted to check to see if it was the real deal. I told him yes, in fact, I was a houseparent, that I loved my job and that it was a wonderful program. I told him that it was the weekend, but if he called on Monday, he would have a better chance of speaking with someone that could put his mind at ease. He said that he just wanted to make sure that his money was going to a real and good cause. I am not sure how donations work, but I think that if you were able to follow up with him he would feel better. . .”
It’s great to have staff that love their jobs, which makes it so much easier to tell people about the programs we have. Of course, I also complimented her on making a donor feel appreciated and part of something worthwhile.