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Thanks to our Generous Community

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Our community has offered an amazing amount of support to ensure that families and youth are helped through this challenging pandemic. Special thanks to some of the individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond:

Residential Programs

  • Thanks to T-Mobile for a generous donation of tablets and hotspots to our Family Home Program (FH) and Intervention & Assessment Center (I&A). This gift enabled our young men to wrap up the school year, while learning from home.
  • Another important component to staying home was ensuring safety for all youth and staff in our care. Thank you to CA Souls for donating reusable face coverings for us to use and do our part to flatten the curve.
  • The transition to being home 24/7 proved to be extra demanding for our direct youth care staff. One of their exhausting and never-ending needs was cooking 3 meals a day for 6-15 hungry teenagers! Thankfully our community partners, the St. Catherine of Siena Women's Club and Dooky Chase's Restaurant, stepped up to relieve some of this stress. These groups, in addition to Lori Rockett, Cleo Wade, Lily Ngo, and Tony Biancosino, committed to delivering meals to our residential programs once a week during the pandemic.
  • Another need that became apparent was entertainment; normally our residential youth would be visiting museums, going to day camps, and playing sports outside all summer. With closures due to COVID-19 and government advisories to stay inside, the 15 White Coats teamed up with the Drive and Dish Foundation to donate basketball hoops for FH and I&A so our youth can stay active.  They also generously donated hoops to several families in Boys Town's Care Coordination program.

Community Programs

  • Over 70 families in our Care Coordination, In-Home Family Services, and Early Head Start (EHS) programs received donations of cleaning supplies and essential goods from generous community members, including Swanson Insurance Company, Gazebo Cafe, Jamelle Lacey, High Voltage Youth Camp and Be Loud Studios. Special thanks to New Orleans Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen.
  • Additionally, Boys Town supporters answered the call to help 170 EHS families in need of support. We collected nonperishable foods, diapers, baby clothes, bathing basins, and car seats. Special thanks to Louise Cook, Keyana Stewart, and the Junior League of New Orleans for helping these parents and their babies!
  • We'd also like to thank parents and program alumni, Lily Ngo and Keyana Stewart, who have both contributed to these emergency relief efforts. Boys Town once gave them opportunities to get back on their feet, and now they are paying it forward to families who are in the same boat. When you invest in Boys Town Louisiana, you help families find hope.
  • Special thanks to the following organizations that have provided emergency financial support to Boys Town Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic: Pfizer Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and The Kresge Foundation.​


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