NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The annual Give Kingsley campaign is under way to raise funds for Kingsley House’s mission to educate children, strengthen families and build community. This year’s theme is 125 Hours of Giving in recognition of the organization’s 125th anniversary.

From Sunday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Nov. 11, Kingsley House will rally its donor base and showcase its mission impact through a public awareness campaign, participant testimonials, a Veterans Day program to honor veterans enrolled in its Adult Day Care program, and a Together! Stronger! Better! Workforce Development Conference.

Donor support is essential to the sustainability of the organization’s life changing programs and services. Contributions to Kingsley House’s 125 Hours of Giving can be made online at kingsleyhouse.org/give, via Venmo’s app @kingsleyhouse, or by mail to Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street, NOLA 70115, ATTN: Development Department.

With the continuing impact of COVID-19 and related economic factors, Kingsley House is serving a record 8,000 individuals annually. Through it all, leadership and staff have pivoted at every turn to adapt and modify programming, which at various points have included virtual learning, meal and supply delivery, mental health support and the expansion of the organization’s service footprint to include two additional mixed income housing communities.

Special events at the 1600 Constance Street campus this week include one-on-one resume writing and mock interview sessions for Kingsley House families only on Tues. Nov. 9; free public workshops and resource fair for job seekers on Wednesday, Nov. 10, as part of the Together! Stronger! Better! Workforce Development Conference; and an industry luncheon on Friday, Nov. 12, featuring Ava Cates, Louisiana Secretary of Workforce Commission, and Norman Barnum, Interim President and CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). Information on these events can be found at kingsleyhouse.org/togetherstrongerbetter.