(HOUMA) Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet and the Terrebonne Parish Council proclaimed Tuesday, May 5, 2015 as “GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region” during the April 8 Parish Council meeting. The proclamation encourages parish residents to support our local nonprofit organizations during the 24-hour online giving event known as GiveNOLA Day sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF).
GiveNOLA Day is a one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a stronger and more thriving community for all. It coincides with a national philanthropic giving campaign known as “Give Local America.”
Here In Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes and Grand Isle, the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) is coordinating a Bayou Region component of GiveNOLA Day to specifically promote the 40 nonprofit organizations in Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, and Grand Isle that are participating in the May 5 online giving event.
“Our local nonprofit organizations are so important to the health and stability of our Terrebonne Parish Community. From health care to education, their work helps meet critical needs of our local residents and make Terrebonne Parish a great place to call home,” says President Claudet. “That’s why we are proud to proclaim May 5 as ‘GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region’ and thank the Bayou Community Foundation and Greater New Orleans Foundation for making this day possible. I encourage all of our residents to support our local nonprofit organizations during this 24-hour online giving event.”
Referred to locally as “Give Bayou,” the Bayou Region effort will include giving celebrations on Tuesday, May 5 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Bayou Waterlife Museum in downtown Houma sponsored by Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and at the Lafourche Parish Pavilion in Raceland sponsored by Lafourche Parish Government.
Volunteer-prepared lunches will be sold for $5 during the giving celebrations, with all proceeds going to a Lagniappe Fund to be shared by participating nonprofits after May 5. Representatives of the participating nonprofits will also be at the events to share information about their work with visitors and laptops will be available if visitors want to make online donations to their favorite participating nonprofits.