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Shared Offerings

One Sunday each month, half our cash offering is donated to an organization designated by the Board of Trustees.

      Our shared offering recipient for the month of May will be Planned Parenthood BR/ Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.  Our support of this organization is particularly critical in light of the national effort to defund the organization entirely.  It is a leading non-profit provider of reproductive health care, sexuality education and advocacy for reproductive rights.   To quote Sr. Joan Chitister, OSB, on the irrationality of a pro-life approach:  "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."    Planned Parenthood is indeed a much broader experience for the health and wellbeing of women.

       Our shared offering recipient for the month of April, 2017 will be the Capitol Area Alliance for the Homeless. Our support of this organization is particularly critical at this time.  Capitol Area Alliance for the Homeless (CAAH) members provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals, persons with a range of disabilities, and families experiencing homelessness for the first time. In addition to housing, members offer a range of services that include outreach to the homeless, behavioral health referrals, substance abuse treatment, veterans services, life skills training, job training/placement, youth shelters, and literacy/GED classes.  CAAH, 153 North 17th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. 

        Our March, 2017 shared offering will go to Interfaith Federation – Holy Grill.

        Our February, 2017 Shared offering will go to Dialogue on Race Louisiana.  Given the events of 2016 and the obvious determination of the new Mayor President to keep this work moving forward in our community, it is appropriate for us to support this work avidly. If you are interested in taking part in the dialogue series you may check online at, dialogueonracelouisiana.org.  

            The Shared offering for January 2017 goes to the River Road African American Museum, 406 Charles Street Donaldsonville, LA, 70346. The River Road African American Museum, located in the historic district of Donaldsonville, Louisiana is the premier facility in the South to focus on the history and heritage of African Americans along the Mississippi River. 

       Our Shared offering on  December 24  is Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that solicits, procures, inventories, and warehouses donated food and other products. The offering will be received on Christmas Eve. This food is then distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters, and soup kitchens who serve the people in need. They are located at 5546 Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70805.

       Our Shared offering for November is Forward Arts, a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. They provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice they foster personal and social transformation. Forward Arts Inc. 100 Lafayette St. Suite B227 Baton Rouge, La 70801 (225) 389-7226 forwardartsbr@gmail.com

     Our Shared offering for October is STAR – Sexual Trauma & Response - To provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and mobilize the community to prevent sexual trauma. 8281 Goodwood Blvd Suite I-2 Baton Rouge, LA 70806

       Our Shared Offering for September 18 will go to Capitol Area CASA Association – CASA is Court Appointed Advocates for Children. Children need to do more than simply survive. They deserve to thrive in the safety and love of a family. However, some children have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or caregivers. CASA volunteers provide a voice, serving as advocates who speak up for the best interests of children in the foster care system. Capital Area CASA needs volunteers in order to continue serving every child in East Baton Rouge Parish who needs a voice. For more information, call (225) 379-8598 or email volunteer@casabr.org. Capital Area CASA Association 848 Louisiana Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: 225-379-8598 Fax: 225-379-3362 Email: info@casabr.org.

Our Shared Offering for August 21 will go to Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (153 North 17th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802). CAAH members provide Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals, persons with a range of disabilities, and families experiencing homelessness for the first time. In addition to housing, our members offer a range of services that include outreach to the homeless, behavioral health referrals, substance abuse treatment, veterans services, life skills training, job training/placement, youth shelters, and literacy/GED classes.

      Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center has been selected to receive our shared offering for July. BRAADC is a non-profit in-patient detoxification center that operates 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, with a capacity of 24 beds for those individuals who are 18 years or older and who have used drugs and/or alcohol within the last 7 days.  Conceived as a charitable non-profit agency in 1972, currently funded by the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, Capital Area Human Services District, Capital Area United Way, and private donors. Their aim is to serve the entire state of Louisiana with a focus on the Greater Baton Rouge Area. 1819 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70802.  

      Our Shared Offering this month will go to The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, a UU based organization serving as a catalyst in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region for nurturing a sustainable, equitable and inclusive community by promoting social, racial and economic justice. 2903 Jefferson Ave New Orleans, LA 70115.

     The Shared Offering for April will go to: Planned Parenthood BR/Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast - is a leading non-profit provider of reproductive health care, sexuality education and advocacy for reproductive rights. Headquarters: 4600 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77023 713.522.6363 (main) 713.522.9047 (fax) information@ppgulfcoast.org.

      The cash offering this March will be: Interfaith Federation - The mission of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is to pursue unity, justice, and peace through interfaith cooperation. 3112 Convention Street Baton Rouge, LA 70806

      Our shared offering for February 2016 will go to Dialogue on Race, which is dedicated to the elimination of Racism through education, action, and transformation. It is a membership association that brings together organizations, businesses, and individuals that have similar goals of working to end the racial divide.10311 Jefferson Highway Suite B1 Baton Rouge, La.      

 

     The shared offering for January will go to: VIPS Volunteers in Public Schools – W.C. Montgomery Center 4070 Tunica St. #7 Baton Rouge, La. 70805. Everybody Reads© provides individualized reading assistance for first-, second- and third-grade students who read below grade level. VIPS recruits, orients, and places volunteer Reading Friends in public schools to share the joy of reading and improve reading skills. 

 

      The shared offering for December 24, 2015 will go to – Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank - - The food bank is a nonprofit organization which solicits, procures, inventories, and warehouses donated food and other products. This food is then distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters, and soup kitchens serving the people in need. 5546 Choctaw Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70805

 

     The November 2015  shared cash offering will go to the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, 3112 Convention Street Baton Rouge, LA 70806 The mission of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is to pursue unity, justice, and peace through interfaith cooperation.

 

      Our October 2015  shared cash offering will go to Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) - W.C. Montgomery Center 4070 Tunica St. #7, Baton Rouge, La. 70805. Everybody Reads© provides individualized reading assistance for first-, second- and third-grade students who read below grade level. VIPS recruits, orients, and places volunteer Reading Friends in public schools to share the joy of reading and improve reading skills  

     

     Our September shared cash offering will go to Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) - W.C. Montgomery Center 4070 Tunica St. #7, Baton Rouge, La. 70805. Everybody Reads© provides individualized reading assistance for first-, second- and third-grade students who read below grade level. VIPS recruits, orients, and places volunteer Reading Friends in public schools to share the joy of reading and improve reading skills

     Our August 16 shared cash offering will go to Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless - 153 North 17th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. CAAH members provide Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals, persons with a range of disabilities, and families experiencing homelessness for the first time. In addition to housing, members offer a range of services that include outreach to the homeless, behavioral health referrals, substance abuse treatment, veterans services, life skills training, job training/placement, youth shelters, and literacy/GED classes.

      Our July 19 shared cash offering will go to Iris Domestic Violence Intervention Center – Their mission is to empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of domestic and dating violence, their children, and our communities. For more than 30 years, Iris Domestic Violence Center (formerly operating as CAFVIC/Battered Women's Program) has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to survivors of family violence and their children. All services are free and confidential. Services are offered to residential (in-shelter) as well as non-residential survivors. Iris Center serves the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, and East Feliciana.

      Our June 21 shared cash offering will go to STARSexual Trauma & Response to provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and mobilize the community to prevent sexual trauma.

      Our May 17 shared offering recipient is St. Paul Adult Learning Center, a refuge of safety & love, providing holistic education & training to help students pave new roads to success. 

      The shared offering for April Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. They provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice we foster personal and social transformation. p>

      The shared offering for March 2015 will go to Family Road of Louisiana. 

    •        The Shared offering for February will go to:  Planned Parenthood B.R. - is a leading non- provider of reproductive health care, sexuality education and advocacy for reproductive rights.

           Our Shared offering recipient this January 2015 - Dialogue on Race Louisiana - is dedicated to the elimination of Racism through education, action, and transformation.  It is a membership association that brings together organizations, businesses, and individuals that have similar goals of working to end the racial divide.10311 Jefferson Hwy Suite B1 Baton Rouge, La.

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These organizations have benefited from our shared offerings:
.Health Centers in Schools.  They are a nonprofit organization in collaboration with East Baton Rouge public schools that provides free health services. Health Centers in Schools provides on-site medical and mental health services with health centers on 11 school campuses; 

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. They are a Baton Rouge based organization that serves ten parishes in the state. Whether you are an individual with Alzheimer’s, a family member or caregiver they have valuable information and support to help you cope with Alzheimer’s;  

O'Brien House is a residential treatment and community outreach center, saving lives from alcoholism and drug abuse; 

Red Cross of Louisiana... assisting  in flood relief in Louisiana.

Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge is a private non-profit organization that coordinates services of 104 other family-oriented groups.  These programs provide services to assist  families in meeting health, social and economic needs  identified in our community.  Nearly 30,000 families were served in 2010.

Atchafalaya Basin Keepers is a non-profit agency promoting ecological protection for the Basin.

Youth Oasis is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing necessary  resources and support services to homeless or at-risk youth.

 


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