SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS AND ACADIANA - Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans was founded in 1982. By July 1983 the food bank had 23 faith-based and non-profit member agencies receiving product. In 1984, the number grew to 79 agencies. As it grew, the organization changed its name to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana in 2004. Today, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes more than 22 million meals through a network of 240 non-profit member agencies and provides emergency food assistance to more than 263,000 people, including nearly 82,000 children and 40,000 seniors. Learn more at: www.no-hunger.org
LDS PHILANTHROPIES AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES - The welfare efforts of the LDS Church have expanded to help people around the world regardless of religion, race, or nationality. LDS Humanitarian Services, funded through LDS Philanthropies, was created to coordinate these efforts in partnership with government and other nonprofit agencies around the world. In 2011, LDS Humanitarian Services provided aid to more than 2 million people in 132 countries, and since 1985 help has been given to over 30 million people in 179 nations. The LDS Church is renowned for its ability to organize its members in various regions of the world to respond to emergency and facilitate distributing goods immediately after a crisis, often before aid programs such as the Red Cross or the Salvation Army come to assist. 100 percent of all donations go to help those in need. No administrative costs are deducted by LDS Philanthropies or affiliated charities.
Learn more at: www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS - "The House That Love Built." When families have traveled many miles to receive specialized medical care, looking for temporary accommodations in an unfamiliar place only adds to their stress and anxiety. The Ronald McDonald House not only offers them a place to stay, but a built-in support system where families help each other. Together, they face and overcome some of the most trying times in their lives. Learn more at: www.rmhc-nola.org
NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in 1983 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since its inception, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes. With the spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of homeownership.
Learn more at: www.habitat-nola.org
GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA - Louisiana East Council - The Girls Scouts of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. The GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. A recent poll in the Chronicle of Philanthropy showed that the Girl Scouts was ranked by the public as the 8th "most popular charity/non-profit in America" of over 100 charities. It is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - Southeast Louisiana Council - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States with 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers, since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members. The BSA goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Learn more at: www.bsa-selacouncil.org
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