Visit GiveNOLA.org on May 5th and make a donation of $10 or more to Bridge House / Grace House. A percentage of your donation will be matched by the Greater New Orleans Foundation! Your donation can help save the life of someone in need.
What is a Giving Day?
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. GiveNOLA Day is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.
When will GiveNOLA Day take place?
It will be from 12:00:01 AM to 11:59:59 PM on May 5, 2015. All event-related donations must be made online during the 24-hour period.
Why give on May 5 through GiveNOLA.org?
While we encourage you to support your local nonprofits with year-round giving, we are creating a special event on May 5th – a charitable holiday. It’s our day to celebrate the New Orleans region’s spirit of generosity and support the work of our nonprofits. Plus, your dollars during the 24-hour period will be amplified by proportional “lagniappe funds” and prize dollars.
What is the matching or “lagniappe” fund?
Our goal for our first year is to raise over $200,000 in local, proportional “lagniappe” dollars. At the end of the event, every agency will receive a proportional share of this fund based upon its percentage of the total dollars raised. For example, if an agency receives 5% of the total donations raised during GiveNOLA Day, the agency will receive an additional $10,000.
Is this tied to a national event?
Yes. Hundreds of communities across America are asking people to give to their nonprofits through events run by their local community foundations, all of which will occur on May 5, 2015. The campaign, called Give Local America, is sponsored by the Council on Foundations and technology partner Kimbia.
Please click here to read NOLA Defender’s preview of the 6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show to be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Rock N Bowl.
Bridge House / Grace House’s 6th Annual Recycled Fashion Show was featured on WWL-TV’s morning show. Please see the video below to learn more about this upcoming fundraising event.
Students from Tulane University’s School of Medicine were recently featured in Tulane’s “New Wave”. Please click here to learn how Tulane Medical Students are positively impacting the lives of Grace House clients.
Bridge House / Grace House hosted it’s annual Christmas Dinner for Those in Need on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Hundreds of homeless men and women received a warm meal, clothing, toiletries, and the fellowship of others for a few hours on Sunday. Attendees also learned more about the substance abuse treatment program that Bridge House / Grace House has to offer.
Please click here to see Uptown Messenger’s coverage of Bridge House / Grace House’s annual Christmas Dinner event.