There are many things that people in our community need in order to live more fulfilling and successful lives. Learn about our in-kind projects and call our Resource Development team at 504-482-2130 to get involved.
About 15 years ago, we learned that many of the people we served throughout the year did not receive a gift at Christmas. We created our Christmas Wish Project to make sure that children, teens, adults and seniors receive a real present, selected just for them. Each year we identify about 1,000 individuals that served by Volunteers of America who may not receive a Christmas gift this year. Who are they? A child in our Mentoring Children of Promise Program who has an incarcerated parent; a person or a family receiving assistance from our Mental Health Services Program; a person with intellectual disabilities in our Residential Community Home; a once homeless Veteran who now resides at our Veterans Transitional Housing Facility; or a low-income senior citizen living at one of our affordable apartment communities. Want to help? Call Caitlin at 504/482-2130.A Gift For Everyone
We're thankful for amazing volunteers! Each year the Association of Legal Administrators sponsors the annual Operation Backpack event, which provides students in our afterschool program with new backpacks and school supplies to prepare them for the coming school year. Last year the group provided 200+ backpacks for students, and had a "buffet" of supplies where students got to choose the items they needed. Operation backpack is planned for August 25, 2015. Want to help? Call Caitlin at 504/482-2130.School Supplies Smiles
Senior Residents Live Independently
The Terraces on Tulane is an apartment building with one-bedroom units for low-income senior residents. Residents are encouraged to be independent, but often do not have extra discretionary funds. Donations of cleaning products, gift cards to groceries and new linens are always welcomed.Senior Living: Independent, Interconnected
Veterans Transition To Permanent Housing
Volunteers of America serves homeless male veterans in our transitional housing program. Veterans in this program have a high rate of success in rebuilding their lives. More than 78 percent achieve the target outcome of residential stability, increased skill/income level and greater self-determination. With that success these individuals are in need of some basics necessities when they move into their permanent housing. If you would like to donate household items such as dishes, pots, bed and bath linens or grocery gift cards, your help is greatly needed.Veteran Blooms Where He's Planted