Travel blog by David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director
 
Rice Field in Burkina Faso planted with help from Catholic Relief Services 
 
Read CCDBR Executive Director David Aguillard's touching yet humorous travel blog as he recounts his experiences during an immersion trip to Africa. He was invited by Catholic Relief Services Global Solidarity Initiative to experience our Faith Community in Action.  Burkina Faso is first stop for the group of directors representing Dioceses from all over the United States. Then the group will tour various sites in Mali. 

Refugees arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs ... you can help! 
After lingering for years in resettlement camps, refugees come to this country with little more than the clothes on their backs. Our furniture warehouse is empty, and more refugees are on the way! Your unneeded furniture can turn a house into a home for a refugee family. Here's how you can help.
  • Consider donating new or gently used furniture including sofas, beds, and tables. Call us to pick up your donation at 225-336-8700 or click here to send an email. 
  • Or better yet, contact us to find out where to deliver your donations.
  • Want to do more? Volunteer to help pick up donations or to set up apartments for incoming refugees. Call 225-336-8700 or click here to send an email.
  • Click here to make a monetary donation online or mail a check to Catholic Charities, P. O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA  70821. Be sure to mark it with "Refugee Furniture."
  • Share this news with others! Help others share in the joy of giving.
Kicks for Kids Surpasses Goal by 45%

Baton Rouge, LA--For the fourth straight year, Catholic Charities Kicks for Kids paired up with area churches, Payless Shoe Source and new sponsor Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation to help 1,450 children start school off on the right foot. Click here to view a slideshow. 

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