‘Tis the giving season and United Way of Southeast Louisiana is giving some Tangipahoa Parish small business owners early holiday gifts.
United Way has donated $100,000 from its Flood Fund to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Rebirth Fund. Twelve Tangipahoa businesses impacted by the catastrophic August flooding have now received grants to help in their recovery and rebuilding.
Friends and family gathered together; a tasty home-cooked meal; wide-eyed children unwrapping gifts. ‘Tis the season and the way we’d all like to celebrate.
Friends and family gathered together enjoying turkey, oyster dressing and pumpkin bread pudding. It’s Thanksgiving and time for recollection.
It's time to remain united as we respect the right to differ.
It's time to recall the ideals of our Constitution that all are created equal with certain unalienable rights - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It's time to reflect on your good fortunes and remember those who are stuggling.
Children and families across southeast Louisiana have no permanent shelter and go to bed hungry.
Alexis Hocevar, philanthropist, entrepreneur, volunteer and recently retired Vice President/General Manager of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is the 2016 recipient of United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award. He was honored November 2 at the Tocqueville Award Celebration held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. View the photo gallery here.
For the past three years, our United Way has been preparing for this moment. The moment when the thinking of policy makers at all levels—donors, advocates, volunteers, United Ways and our partner agencies—aligned. You cannot predict when a moment like that will occur. You simply have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself.
Southeast Louisiana and our greater New Orleans area have a deep connection to France. It's part of our culture--architecture, food, music and more.
In the wake of the recent attacks, I thought you should know what United Way Worldwide (UWW) has been doing to help the people of Paris.
As French authorities, the Mairie of Paris (City Hall) and nonprofits address the immediate needs of the victims of the attacks, they are also concerned with the long-term prospects for social cohesion in France, particularly in underprivileged areas.
The Future of New Orleans Project, by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, asks authors, educators, leaders and entrepreneurs to comment on their vision for the city and what gives it world-class status.
Our United Way recently identified POVERTY as the over-arching, Big Issue, affecting southeast Louisiana.
If not, you are fortunate.
But chances are you know someone who is living in poverty. Maybe someone in your neighborhood...perhaps a friend or even a family member.