SEATTLE, WA – May 9 – May 16, 2020 via GoFundMe, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) will raise funds to meet the emerging needs of the urban Native community at this unprecedented time. Inequities within the system place Native individuals in King County at greater risk due to significantly higher rates of unemployment, housing insecurity, and food instability. Recent studies show that Native families have greater difficulty accessing healthcare and other social services as well.
Now in its 50th year of operation, UIATF seeks to raise $100,000.00 to support critical programming and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the months of recovery ahead. As pre-existing inequities deepen under these new realities, UIATF has expanded services to include weekly deliveries of groceries and traditional medicine to families in need, hot meals and at-home activities for Elders, and increased on-call support. These services supplement 12 comprehensive, culturally-responsive programs serving urban Natives of all ages ranging from full-spectrum doula care, to transitional housing for youth experiencing homelessness, to home visiting for foster families.
To continue this important work, UIATF needs help. From May 9 through May 16, 2020, supporters can uplift UIATF’s clients and families by donating generously. In keeping with traditions of reciprocity and gratitude, donors will be entered into daily raffles for a chance to win Native art, jewelry or other goods. Supporters can RSVP and receive updates via UIATF’s Facebook event here, or donate directly through their GoFundMe here, which will go live May 9, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
About United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Our mission is to provide educational, cultural, and social services that reconnect Indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people.
Development and Communications Coordinator
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