YAYA empowers creative young people, ages 5-25, through free visual arts education combined with entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills training. For more than 30 years, YAYA has been a creative community where young people have the freedom, opportunities, and resources to discover their passions and artistic voices.
You can help by buying local art and supporting local artists! Shop for handmade artwork online or at the YAYA Arts Center, take a class, or make a donation online.
3322 Lasalle St., New Orleans
Second Harvest has served twenty-three parishes of South Louisiana since our founding in 1982 by Archbishop Hannan and others. Our mission has grown over four decades to provide the equivalent of more than 50 million meals a year to those in need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 504-734-1322 to learn more about how to help.
700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans
For 25 years, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation has worked to make our city a safer place to live, work, and visit through prudent investments in public safety including a modern police department, an equitable justice system and a community that stands behind the brave women and men who are our front line against crime.
Join us December 8th for our annual Stake Out for Justice Experience and get involved in our work!
The New Orleans Mission has been serving the community for over 31 years. Helping aid those struggling in addiction, mental illness, abuse and food insecurity. We offer a safe place of healing and restoration with programs and services designed to meet the mental, physical, and emotional needs of each person we serve.
Our long term recovery programs, located in Hammond and Lacombe, create a quiet place for restoration to continue outside the noise of the city. Through our vocational program we see people begin the healing process and watch them become the person they were created to be. We are one of the only free recovery centers in our city; giving rest and healing to the people in need.
HOW TO HELP
With the holiday season upon us, please consider giving back to the community and helping the men and women in need at New Orleans Mission. Give your time through volunteering by emailing email@example.com. Give a financial donation by texting “MISSION” to 77948 or call 504-523-2116.
Your contribution will be a vital part of our upcoming Thanksgiving meal service and Christmas toy drive for the children in our community. To learn more about the New Orleans Mission, go to www.neworleansmission.org.
Since 1980, MASNO has championed New Orleans as a vibrant center of the music world by supporting musical artists, hosting international talent, and providing music education and performance opportunities for students from across the globe. MASNO’s innovative programming and signature events include the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival, Festival PiaNOLA and Concerto Showcase, salon concerts, online concert streaming, and masterclasses and lecture performances at area schools.
LBF is the largest state funder of civil legal aid. Through grants, we assist disaster victims, women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, veterans and military families, and many others. We partner with a trusted network of more than 70 organizations that lead community driven efforts to help families facing non-criminal, civil legal challenges. Our goal is to make sure that Louisiana’s civil justice system is accessible to all. Visit www.raisingthebar.org to get more information on how to help.
1615 Poydras St, New Orleans
Guided by its mission to educate children, strengthen families, and build community, Kingsley House provides nationally accredited and life changing early childhood education, adult day care, workforce development, and community and supportive services to more than 8,000 people annually. Advocacy for equality, equity and inclusion has always been essential to Kingsley House’s work since its founding in 1896. A name change that reflects the organization’s values and vision is forthcoming during this 125th anniversary year.
HOW TO HELP
Donations, volunteers and corporate sponsors help ensure that Kingsley House’s legacy of service continues.Join others in the community by supporting 125 Hours of Give Kingsley, November 7-11 at www.kingsleyhouse.org/give.
1600 Constance Street, New Orleans
[caption id="attachment_115505" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Jerome Morgan, left, exonerated in May 2016 and Jarvis Ballard, right, exonerated in August 2021.[/caption]
IPNO frees innocent people sentenced to life in prison and those serving unjust sentences. We recognize the root causes of wrongful convictions and unjust sentences as systemic racism and inequities. We work to expose and address these root causes by sharing our clients’ stories in court, the legislature, the community and the media. We support our clients living well and fully in the world after their release. To help support our work, visit www.ip-no.org.
4051 Ulloa Street, New Orleans
NOAHH has provided innovative housing solutions for 38 years. NOAHH’s homebuyer program provides families and individuals the opportunity to own a home with a 0% interest mortgage. Partner families provide 350 hours of “sweat equity” and take homeownership and financial literacy classes. Other programs include affordable home repair and ReStores in New Orleans and Kenner that sell low-cost, donated housing materials. NOAHH is a leader in long-term rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Ida.