(MATHEWS) The Bayou Community Foundation, Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet, and representatives of 40 local nonprofits kicked off the countdown to the May 5 “GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region” at a news conference in Lafourche Parish today.
GiveNOLA Day is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) intended to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our communities stronger. 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.
“Nonprofits are often an extension of local government, extending our outreach and advocacy. It is important that we continue to support them,” says Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph. “Lafourche Parish is pleased to support ‘GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region’ on May 5, and we hope all of our residents do the same by making online donations to our local nonprofits on this special day of giving.”
“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.