Staff who love their jobs

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.

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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  1. Fr. Steve, Sandy and I are very pleased to be a small part of the financial support of St. Joe’s . It is very rewarding to be able to give even just a little back..Thank you to all of you for the opportunity to be apart of this wonderful ministry.

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