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Adopt-A-Native Elder program still going after 13 years


Founded in 1993, the Adopt-A-Native Elder program in Utah continues to help elders on the Navajo Nation.

Elders over the age of 70 receive boxes of food, clothing and over-the-counter medicine twice a year. This past April, nearly 1,500 boxes were delivered to Navajo communities in southern Utah and northern Arizona.

The program is also reaching out to a younger generation of Navajos, helping them with backpacks, school supplies and other items. A Girl Scout troop recently donated 150 school boxes to children and blankets to teen mothers.

Get the Story:
Program assists Navajo elders (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/25)

Relevant Links:
Adopt a Native Elder Program - http://www.anelder.org