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Boys Town Louisiana Receives Community Impact Grant from New York Life

​Since 1989, Boys Town Louisiana has been offering programs and services for struggling children and families in the Louisiana community, touching the lives of over 7,000 children and families each year. They strive to give children in their care the treatment, encouragement and tools necessary to have a successful future, and with the help of dedicated supporters, the site can continue to serve those in need.

In February 2018, Boys Town Louisiana received a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in recognition of their philanthropic leadership. Tim Thomas, Chairman of the Boys Town Louisiana Board of Directors, and his father Wayne Thomas, New York Life agent, played integral parts in the site receiving the donation. Both Wayne and Tim have been avid Boys Town supporters for many years, so when they saw the opportunity for New York Life to help change the lives of hundreds of families, they immediately took it.

"This donation is a great example of how the mission of saving children and healing families resonates with supporters," said Darrell Johnson, Boys Town Louisiana Development Director. "Boys Town Louisiana is a legacy organization that often sees family members across generations, getting involved with local chapters."

The Community Impact Grants program is a competitive grant that was created to recognize the involvement of New York Life agents, field managers and employees, with local nonprofit organizations which improve the lives of people who live in the community. New York Life has a large presence in the South, but an even bigger one at Boys Town Louisiana as they help volunteer at events and create awareness about the organization.

"We are proud to have a partner in New York Life that believes in Boys Town's mission of saving children and healing families," said Wayne Thomas. "Boys Town plays an integral part in helping the disadvantaged youth in the Metropolitan New Orleans and we're proud to know that New York Life has recognized the work they do and acknowledged their efforts with a grant of $25,000."

The donation will support Boys Town Louisiana's comprehensive system of services for low-income families and children in the area. "We appreciate our loyal supporters from the Thomas Family and New York Life," said Johnson. "We are grateful for their dedication to helping children and families across the state, and we are extremely excited to continue our partnership in 2018."