Shared Offerings

 

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Some of the past Shared Offerings:

       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.

      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. 

       Every Christmas Eve our shared offering for December is collected to be given to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.  This year they need it more than ever before.  The August floods ruined not only the food stored in their warehouse but their vehicles and machinery for moving the products and their refrigerator-freezers equipment.  Thousands of facilities that serve the public in a seven-parish area were unable to help their clients who depend on this food.

 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 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 JUne goes to - Louisiana Environmental Action Network. The purpose of LEAN is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state. For nearly 30 years LEAN has fought to safeguard not just Louisiana’s scenic beauty, wildlife and culture but more importantly those underserved citizens that don’t have a voice. Louisiana Environmental Action Network P.O. Box 66323 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 or 162 Croyodon Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

       Our Shared Offering in May 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 2015  shared cash offering went to the Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center,  corner Florida and 19th Streets.  They provide detoxification programs, medical supervision and referrals to long range treatment for persons in acute distress.

      Our August 2015   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 2015 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 2015 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 2015  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 2015  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.

    •       The Shared offering for December 2014 will go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank  
    •       Shared Offering for November is the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center The October 2014 shared offering will go to the Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center  The Shared Offering for September  will go to Star S.exual Trauma & Response  The Shared Offering for August will go to: CAPITAL AREA ALLIANCE FOR THE HOMELESS Our Shared Offering in July will go to Iris Domestic Violence Center –  .June 15, Father's Day, our shared offering was for the Boys Hope-Girls Hope Baton Rouge  .The shared offering for the month of May  2014 will go to The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal  Shared Offering for April will be Health Centers in Schools .The Shared Offering for March is the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. The Shared Offering February 16 went to Family Road of Louisiana .

    • January 2014 Shared Offering will go to Dialogue on Race Louisiana.

  • The Shared Offering for December 2013 will go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.  November's Shared offering will go to Holy Grill of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. October's Shared Offering:   Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge -  The August 2013 shared offering will go to The Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center.  The July 2013 shared offering is going to the River Road African American Museum - 

One Sunday each month, half our cash offering is donated to an organization designated by the Board of Trustees. Here are examples from 2011 and 2012.

Supported Living Network;  LEAN;  BR Food Bank;  Hospice of Baton Rouge;  Tennessee-Kentucky Flood Relief Fund;

Sierra Club;  Delta Club;  The Holy Grill;  YWCA Roberta Madden Project;  Atchafalaya Basin Keepers;  O'Brien House;

Family Road of GBR;  Red Cross; Alzheimer's Services of LA;  Healthcare for Public Schools; BR Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation; Volunteers in Public Schools; St. Vincent de Paul; Habitat for Humanity; PFLAG; Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal; Project R.I.D.E.; Forward Arts; Prevent Child Abuse La.