NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Galatoire’s Restaurant and the Galatoire Foundation are pleased to announce the date of its annual Christmas Auction to benefit local nonprofits Tuesday, Nov. 30. Recipients chosen are Covenant House, Patio Planter of the Vieux Carré and the Galatoire Foundation.
Each year, the Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local nonprofit organizations. Started in 2006, the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions have raised more than $2.2 million for local charities. Each fun and lively auction allows guests the opportunity to reserve a table on Galatoire’s famed first floor the Fridays before Christmas and Mardi Gras.
“The funds raised from this year’s table auctions are more vital than ever. The last 20 months have been a trying time and as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and now hurricane recovery efforts, we are pleased to have the opportunity to hold our table auctions and benefit two amazing organizations that make our city a better place,” said Melvin Rodrigue, Galatoire Foundation president.
Since the inception, all proceeds have benefitted over two dozen New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Dress for Success, Audubon Nature Institute, Liberty’s Kitchen, The Idea Village, The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, The Roots of Music, Kingsley House and more. The Galatoire Foundation has been dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.
The Galatoire Foundation’s community involvement extends across south Louisiana, working through Galatoire’s, Galatoire’s “33” Bar & Steak and Galerie de Galatoire.
Christmas Auction paddles and tickets can be purchased here.