APRIL 2019: Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Our staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year.
Through our food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, we are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Our work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana. Donate Now
MARCH 2019: Joyful Heart Foundation and Passages Hospice
Joyful Heart was founded in 2004 to help sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. Today, Joyful Heart is a leading national organization with a mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support and empower survivors and end this violence. One in five women will be sexually assaulted while attending college in the United States. Now, more than ever, the work of Joyful Heart is needed in our nation and on our campus. Joyful Heart is 100% privately funded—by people just like you. Their work is only possible with your support! Anything you can donate helps support their mission to empower survivors. Donate
On the banks of the Mississippi, nestled uptown in the quaint Riverbend neighborhood. Passages HOSPICE was created bylocal hospice specialists to serve local New Orleans residents. Passages HOSPICE utilizes an entire team of skilled professionals who value life, and provide comprehensive care for each patient's individual needs. For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environment of a hospital. Donations can be sent to: Passages Hospice, 617 Dublin Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
FEBRUARY 2019: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s leading cancer care organization, caring for more patients each year than any other facility in the region. And with strategic hospital and physician partnerships, we are delivering on our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer.
Mary Bird Perkins and its partners work together to provide state-of-the-art treatments and unparalleled collaborative, comprehensive cancer services. This culture of innovation helps attract the best cancer minds in the country, from expert physicians and highly specialized scientists to forward-thinking leaders in supportive care and other disciplines.
Together, with our hospital and physician partners, we are one-hundred percent focused on cancer care.
JANUARY 2019: Bridge House/Grace House
Bridge House/ Grace House was founded on the principle that recovery from addiction could not be maintained without an individual’s basic needs being met.
For 60 years, it has been our mission to provide substance abuse treatment services to those who have lost everything, are hopeless, helpless, and many wanting to die. The only organization offering long-term residential, gender specific treatment; our clinical and vocation-based programs validate each individual as an important member of our community while promoting personal responsibility in a life of recovery.
Recognized for our innovation and community engagement in transforming addictive behaviors to realize human potential, strengthen families and build a vibrant, safe and healthy greater New Orleans area, we treat over 800 homeless, indigent, uninsured, and/or unemployed men and women each year.
Our services are offered regardless of one’s ability to pay.