Our vision is to see every Native American youth who desires an opportunity in an educational pursuit and/or life plan, realize their goals by having the barriers to these goals minimized or removed.
For Native Americans, a circle is representative of life, death, community, healing, restoration, equality, and hope. We struggled and prayed mightily to find an image that would represent Native American culture, yet also what we believed was broken, and what we were being led to believe would restore the brokenness.
We are a family of Native American ancestry with the Lumbee Tribe in Pembroke, NC. We've always believed that we are on this earth to help others. After researching Native American reservations, we were staggered at what we found. Prayerfully considering how we could help, we established the Unbroken Circle Project as a non-profit partner with Helps Ministries, an ECFA-accredited 501(c)3 organization.
From the beginning, our vision was not to reinvent the wheel, but to come alongside the people and organizations that are already working to help Native American youth. This has come about in efforts such as providing food, blankets, clothing, heating and tuition assistance, and more in order to remove the barriers that prevent a child from achieving their greatest potential in education.
We firmly trust in our Creator who guides us and provides for us. We also know that we need wonderful people like you, compelled by the need to support our beautiful and often-forgotten Native American youth, to come alongside us in prayer and financial support. These youth truly are the hope of our future and for their tribes, and we very much appreciate your support. Financial gifts are tax-deductible. Thank you!
My husband, Andy, and I own a business in Asheville, NC. Andy is a jeweler, raised in Minnesota, and I’m a Registered Nurse, raised here in North Carolina. We have a 23-year-old son, Matthew, who is currently grinning and bearing it through law school. I lived in Alaska for nearly 8 years, where Matthew was born, while I served as an active duty member of the Air Force. Andy moved to North Carolina in 2002, and as they say, the rest is history! We married in an old rock church by the coast on Sullivan’s Island, SC.