Pala Band of Mission Indians Contributes Over $650,000 to Charitable Causes in 2013

January 13, 2014

The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today that it contributed $659,700 dollars to charitable causes in 2013. The donations ranged from a few hundred dollars to the $270,000-dollar donation to the Bonsall Union School District.

“We are pleased to be able to support so many different types of organizations in such a big way,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “The Tribe looks forward to helping many more organizations in 2014 and beyond.”

The causes ranged from the American Cancer Society and the Special Olympics to local Native American cultural events and veterans’ organizations. The Pala Tribe also supported organizations that provide critical services to those in need such as Wounded Warrior homes, Shop with a Cop San Diego, and the Burn Institute.

The Pala Tribe will continue the spirit of giving in 2014. Among the donations are several significant multi-year donations that will see the Pala Tribe make additional contributions in 2014.

For more information on the Pala Tribe’s Giving Program go to:

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala.

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