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Make a Christmas Wish Come True!

e-_blog-october_lighthouse_christmas_2013_websiteStart dusting off your Santa hats and breaking out the gift wrap! Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is gearing up for our 15th Annual Christmas Wish Project to spread some holiday cheer to those in need this season. But we can’t do it without you!

How can you HELP? We are currently serving more than 55,000 individuals in need and over 1,000 will not receive a gift for Christmas. Help us make wishes come true by purchasing a present for one or more people in our programs! To see the joy your gift brings, check out pictures of last year’s Christmas Wish Project.

How can you GET INVOLVED? Let us know how many people you would like to adopt and we will send you their Wish List. We have asked those on the Christmas list to choose reasonably priced gifts they most need. Presents will need to be wrapped, labeled and delivered to our office by Tuesday, December 6th.

Don’t have time to SHOP? Make a monetary donation to the Christmas Wish Project by Wednesday, November 30, and we’ll do all the work for you! When entering your donation, please be sure to select “Christmas Wish Project” in the Gift Designation menu.

JOIN THE FUN! Email Victoria King, Community Outreach Coordinator, or call at (504) 486-8699.

Your support spreads Christmas joy! Thank you!

Donate a Christmas Gift to a Person in Need

Can you imagine not having a gift to open at Christmas?  We provided services to over 72,000 people last year.  Many were not able to experience the joy of Christmas.

You can “adopt”  one or more of these persons or a family during the holidays.  We provide specific information about the person in need and what gifts would be appropriate.  In return, you and your employees receive the valuable feeling of adding meaning and joy to the lives of others. There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than spreading joy in the communities we all call home.

Who can you help?  A disabled child living in one of our community homes; at-risk children in our after school program; a Mentoring Children of Promise participant (children of incarcerated parents); a child whose parent is receiving mental health services; a formerly homeless man getting housing and support to rebuild his life or an adult with disabilities receiving services so he or she may live independently.  We have many families and children in need who are not able to celebrate the holiday season.

If you’d like to help us help others close to home this holiday season, please contact Anna Scheffy in our office at (504) 486-8664 or ascheffy@voagno.org. Anna can also discuss the project in greater detail with you and answer any questions.

Help to make the holidays more meaningful and enjoyable in your workplace and give back to people in need in our community.

Christmas at Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans

Check out our Spirit of Giving PSAs featuring President/CEO Jim LeBlanc and Charmaine Neville! These will be airing on WWL throughout the holiday season.

The Spirit of Giving is Volunteers of America’s holiday campaign to support our Adoption, Mentoring Children of Promise, Lighthouse After School, Community Homes, and Family Resource Center programs.

In addition, we are still seeking donations for our consumers for Christmas. Consider including one of our consumers in your shopping plans on Black Friday. One wrapped gift of $25 or under is a small but significant way to show someone like Larry (pictured), a resident of our Veterans Transitional Housing, you care. To give, call Dan Darbandi @ (504) 486-8695 or e-mail ddarbandi@voagno.org.