A memorial gift is a wonderful and loving way to honor someone special in your life. Memorial gifts can also express your congratulations to a loved one on a special occasion, birthday or anniversary.

Besides paying tribute to a loved one, memorial gifts to St. Joseph's Indian School provide quality education and top-notch care to precious Lakota (Sioux) children.

Ways to remember your loved ones:

  1. Honor gifts — Express your congratulations to honor someone on that special occasion, birthday or anniversary. The person being honored will receive a notification of your gift.
  2. Memorial gift — Remember a loved one or a friend who has passed.
    • The family will receive a enrollment folder with the name of the enrollee
    • A blessed prayer card
  3. In Lieu of Flowers — Sending flowers is a common way to extend comfort to family and friends when a loved one dies. However, more people are asking their loved ones to share a gift with St. Joseph's Lakota children in place of flowers.
    • Memorializes a loved one through prayer
    • Reminds family and friends of your prayerful respect and compassion
    • Provides for the needs of Lakota (Sioux) youngsters at St. Joseph's Indian School

      When you share a gift with St. Joseph's Indian School in lieu of flowers, we will:
    • Send a card on your behalf to the loved one's family
    • Enroll the deceased in our prayer program
    • Remember your loved one in our monthly Novena
    • Send a special acknowledgement letter from Fr. Greg
    • Use your gift wisely to provide for the daily needs of the Lakota boys and girls in our care.

    For families wishing to designate St. Joseph’s Indian School to receive gifts in lieu of flowers:
    Memorial gifts may be made online at:

    Sent to:
    St. Joseph’s Indian School
    PO Box 100
    Chamberlain, SD 57325

    Or by calling: 1-855-777-3433

For more information about memorials please contact our staff at 1-800-584-9200 or at