NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Galatoire’s Restaurant and Galatoire Foundation are pleased to announce the date of the annual Christmas Auction to benefit local nonprofits Tuesday, Dec. 6. Recipients chosen are Louisiana Museum Foundation on behalf of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Shepherding Hope Foundation and Galatoire Foundation.
Each year, Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local nonprofit organizations. Now in their 16th year, the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions have raised more than $3 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.
“Last year, we raised a record-breaking $404,700 during our Christmas and Mardi Gras auctions. We are very fortunate that, for 16 years now, we have been able to help organizations in our community advance their missions and make our city a better place because of the support and generosity of our loyal patrons,” said Melvin Rodrigue, Galatoire Foundation president.
Since the inception, all proceeds have benefitted dozens of New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Covenant House, Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre, 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. Galatoire Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations.
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.