Raise the Roof at Ndakinna

$1,125 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Created November 17, 2018
The Ndakinna Education Center is an affiliate of the Greenfield Review Literary Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization located in Greenfield Center, New York. We're starting a gofundme today to raise money for capital improvements to the buildings (most importantly roof repairs and replacement), and to help us continue offering our programs at reasonable rates that all members of the community can afford.

At Ndakinna, we teach a wide variety of Native American cultural and wilderness survival skills. Our many programs emphasize observation skills, regional cultural awareness, outdoor learning, critical thinking, team building, and character development with a special focus on the Arts of Life. These arts integrate traditional skills such as tracking, survival, dance, storytelling, the martial arts, and conflict resolution.

Due to budgetary restraints, some necessary maintenance has been put off for too long. So far we've been quoted $14,000 for replacing the rubber roof on one of the buildings, as well as repairing sections of our secondary space. Some areas of sheathing and potentially the joists will need to be repaired and/or replaced at an additional cost.

We're also entering winter, and heating and electric costs are always a concern. While we have recently replaced the furnace, costs for the season typically are high, and are not offset completely by the camps and programming that we host. Donations can make sure that we can keep the center comfortable for all attendees.

Donations are also used to provide scholarships to students, and to host events such as the Saratoga Native American Festival. It is through the help of philanthropists and volunteers that we are able to offer our varied programming. If you’re interested in helping, consider donating. No amount is too small, but for those that wish to donate at different levels, we do have some bonuses.

Nid8bah (Friend) Sponsor
$50 Donation
10% all programming
20% off in the Ndakinna Gift Shop
Special recognition in the next Ndakinna newsletter

Bronze Sponsor
$100 Donation
You receive all of the benefits of the Nid8bah level plus:
One Free Cultural Program or Concert
20% off one day long program

Copper Sponsor
$250 Donation
Receive all of the benefits of other levels plus:
Two Free Concerts or Cultural Programs
Listed as a Sponsor in the program guide of the Saratoga Native American Festival with a ¼ page ad in the guide
20% off two day long wilderness survival program

Turquoise Sponsor
$500 Donation
Receive all of the benefits of other levels plus:
Listed on Website
Listed as a Children’s Event Sponsor at the Saratoga Native American Festival with a ½ page ad
$100 Gift Certificate towards all programming

Silver Sponsor
$1,000 Donation
Receive all of the benefits of other levels plus:
Listed on Website
Listed as a Demonstrator Sponsor at the Saratoga Native American Festival with a full page ad
Letter of Thanks from Director James Bruchac
One Free Wilderness Survival Class voucher

Gold Sponsor
$2,000 Donation
Gold sponsorships helps support all aspects of Ndakinna.
Receive all of the benefits of other levels plus:
Listed on all signage
Listed on all printed materials
Listed as Main Event Sponsor at the Saratoga Native American Festival with a full page ad
Thanked at all Cultural Programming and special events
Two free wilderness survival class vouchers or one free three day camp
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We've raised more than $1100! Thank you all for the help so far. While we still have a ways to go until we hit our goal, what an amazing start to have. Thank you all and please keep sharing with friends and family.
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$1,125 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Created November 17, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Greenfield Review Press
Certified Charity
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Greenfld Ctr, NY
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$250
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AM
$50
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MC
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CM
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