Information About Our Charities
Our Silent Auction Charity:
Special Olympics Louisiana
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Their mission is to provide year-round sports, training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For information on Special Olympics Louisiana visit their web site at laso.org.
Our Live Auction Charity:
Covenant House New Orleans
Covenant House New Orleans provides shelter and services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth 16-21. On any given night they have about 75 kids in residence. They have grown since their humble beginning in 1984 when they offered outreach and referral services from a leased office on Canal Street. The 70 bed Crisis Center opened in 1987 and 2 transitional living residences, with an additional 25 beds, were added a year later. Since then they have touched the lives of over 17,000 youth providing them with food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, individual and family counseling, substance abuse management, educational assistance, vocational and job training, living skills, and so much more. They seek to rebuild and reunite families whenever possible, and offer youth the opportunity and the tools they need to build healthy, independent and productive lives. For information on Covenant House please visit their website at covenanthouse.org.