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Mar 22, 2019

NAAF Newsletter - Spring 2019

Spring is a beautiful time of year here in Southwest Arizona, and after a rare and beautiful snowstorm, things are heating up in GuVo! Check out what NAAF has been up to!

Interns

After an amazing year of working with interns for NAAF and The Store, we had a ceremony to celebrate all the great work they have done. We are grateful to our interns for all their hard work and wish them the best of luck with whatever they do next. We hope the skills they learned in the program will serve them well in the future! The new internships start this month, and we are looking forward to working with a new batch of bright young interns!

After-School Program

In collaboration with the Nation's Al Jek Recreation Center, NAAF has a total of 65 students enrolled in our After-School program. Pictured are NAAF's volunteers helping with homework, and kids having an Arts & Craft activity.

After-School Program

In collaboration with the Nation's Al Jek Recreation Center, NAAF has a total of 65 students enrolled in our After-School program. Pictured are NAAF's volunteers helping with homework, and kids having an Arts & Craft activity.

Toka

NAAF Board President  plays the traditional Tohono O'odham game Toka with some girls from the community. Similar to field hockey, Toka is an ancient game and is traditionally played by Tohono O'odham women and girls. 

SNOW!!!

It's rare, but sometimes we do get some snow down here in Southwest Arizona. Thank you to NAAF's Director of Tribal Relations, who took this great picture of the mountains near Sells after the snow.

Jan 4, 2019

NAAF Winter Newsletter 2018

Volunteers help out after Hurricane Rosa
Volunteers help out after Hurricane Rosa

Happy Holidays from NAAF!

When the rainfall from Hurricane Rosa produced "unprecedented levels of flooding on the Tohono O’odham Nation (TON), particularly in the vicinity of the Menagers Dam Community," the community pulled together and provided help where help was needed. NAAF would like to express our gratitude to all of the volunteers who donated their time and services to help out after this devastating storm.  

  • An incredible 119 volunteers 
  • 89 TON employee volunteers
  • 56 homes, or approximately 70 individuals, were evacuated from the area by either GuVo District Administration, Red Cross, or personal vehicle
  • NAAF served a total of 95 meals to evacuees and volunteers
  • The Store, which is the only grocery center in the area, was able to provide water, food, and other supplies to evacuation centers 


The Pia Oik Community now has its own After-School Program!

NAAF recently assisted Pia Oik Community in establishing their own after-school program! This new program runs Monday – Thursday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. 15 students attend the program, which is run by 5 parent volunteers all trained by NAAF staff. The students are served a snack and enjoy arts & crafts and outdoor games.

Recent NAAF Sponsored Community Events!

 NAAF aims to provide frequent, fun, substance-free family events at no cost to the community or participants. Through close collaborations with The Store, volunteers, and Tribal organizations, NAAF is able to encourage community engagement, substance awareness, and health and wellness. Below are a few of our recent events: 

  • Burgers & Bingo (November 9th)
    • Over 80 participants and 15 community volunteers
    • Complimentary bingo with prizes and drawing for grocery credit to The Store
    • "Burger Deal" at The Store
    • NAAF provided free transportation
  • GuVo District Day (November 17th)
    • 150 visitors to NAAF's booth
    • 3 turkeys and 1 ham were raffled off by NAAF
    • Fun Run/Walk to promote fitness
    • Traditional Games, entertainment, and GuVo Royalty announcements (pictured)
  • HOPP 3-Mile Fun Run (November 30th)
    • Hosted in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month
    • 47 Participants & 7 volunteers
    • 47 meals and snacks served
    • NAAF provided free transportation
  • Hamburgers & Holidays with Santa! (Saturday, December 8th)
    • Free hot chocolate, face painting, and pictures with Santa and his friends
    • Santa brought a surprise for each child
    • "Burger Deal" at The Store
    • NAAF provided free transportation
Piak Oik ASP!
Piak Oik ASP!
Christmas in GuVo!
Christmas in GuVo!
NAAF donated 251 books to San Simon School!
NAAF donated 251 books to San Simon School!
Dec 22, 2018

NAAF Winter Newsletter 2018

Christmas in GuVo!
Christmas in GuVo!

                     Happy Holidays from NAAF!

When the rainfall from Hurricane Rosa produced "unprecedented levels of flooding on the Tohono O’odham Nation (TON), particularly in the vicinity of the Menagers Dam Community," the community pulled together and provided help where help was needed. NAAF would like to express our gratitude to all of the volunteers who donated their time and services to help out after this devastating storm.  

  • An incredible 119 volunteers 
  • 89 TON employee volunteers
  • 56 homes, or approximately 70 individuals, were evacuated from the area by either GuVo District Administration, Red Cross, or personal vehicle
  • NAAF served a total of 95 meals to evacuees and volunteers
  • The Store, which is the only grocery center in the area, was able to provide water, food, and other supplies to evacuation centers 

The Pia Oik Community now has its own After-School Program!

NAAF recently assisted Pia Oik Community in establishing their own after-school program! This new program runs Monday – Thursday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. 15 students attend the program, which is run by 5 parent volunteers all trained by NAAF staff. The students are served a snack and enjoy arts & crafts and outdoor games.

Recent NAAF Sponsored Community Events!

 NAAF aims to provide frequent, fun, substance-free family events at no cost to the community or participants. Through close collaborations with The Store, volunteers, and Tribal organizations, NAAF is able to encourage community engagement, substance awareness, and health and wellness. Below are a few of our recent events: 

  • Burgers & Bingo (November 9th)
    • Over 80 participants and 15 community volunteers
    • Complimentary bingo with prizes and drawing for grocery credit to The Store
    • "Burger Deal" at The Store
    • NAAF provided free transportation
  • GuVo District Day (November 17th)
    • 150 visitors to NAAF's booth
    • 3 turkeys and 1 ham were raffled off by NAAF
    • Fun Run/Walk to promote fitness
    • Traditional Games, entertainment, and GuVo Royalty announcements (pictured)
  • HOPP 3-Mile Fun Run (November 30th)
    • Hosted in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month
    • 47 Participants & 7 volunteers
    • 47 meals and snacks served
    • NAAF provided free transportation
  • Hamburgers & Holidays with Santa! (Saturday, December 8th)
    • Free hot chocolate, face painting, and pictures with Santa and his friends
    • Santa brought a surprise for each child
    • "Burger Deal" at The Store
    • NAAF provided free transportation
Volunteers help out after Hurricane Rosa
Volunteers help out after Hurricane Rosa
Piak Oik ASP!
Piak Oik ASP!
NAAF donated 251 books to San Simon School!
NAAF donated 251 books to San Simon School!
 
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