August 3, 2009--Thanks to a grant from Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation, Catholic Charities was able to provide more than1,250 school-aged children in need with school back packs filled with school supplies for the 2009 school year.
Back-to-school expenses for families living in poverty are a huge burden. The families participating in the Catholic Charities and Baton Rouge Fair Foundation Backpack and School Supplies program are all living at or below the poverty level. Through this exciting project, these children will be able to have the supplies they need to begin school prepared to excel.
The third annual Kicks for Kids School Shoes project sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Payless Shoe Source, supported by Catholic Charities, was an unqualified success! The event took place on Saturday, July 25, and it was a great day for everybody.
“Mom, can I really have any school shoes I want? Are you positive? I can have these?” A small boy looks up at his mother with eyes full of hope and uncertainty, holding out his shoe box like an offering. “These? Are you sure?”
Caseworkers making house calls to remaining shut-ins
5/1/2009—Baton Rouge, LA—Over the last two weeks, 60 Brandywine residents have sought assistance from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR). Caseworkers were onsite today making house calls to a handful of elderly and disabled residents.
Baton Rouge—This week, David Aguillard, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge announced the premier of Faith in Action on catholiclife television after a year-long hiatus. Carol Spruell, CCDBR communication coordinator, hosts the ½ hour, interview format and focuses on topics such as poverty reduction, disaster recovery and response, immigration, employment and more. Guest will include local and national nonprofit leaders, religious leaders, government officials, agency representatives and people who have benefitted from the agency’s services.
To donate to the Catholic Charities Brandywine Compassion Fund, tell us about available housing or offer other resources, call 225-336-8700 or click here to send an email. Checks can be mailed to Catholic Charities, P. O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
Brandywine residents seeking assistance should call 225-336-8700 for an appointment with a case manager.