A giant leaderboard has been set up in Lafayette Square to provide constant updates during GiveNOLA Day. The Greater New Orleans Foundation also held an event, with food trucks and a DJ, in the afternoon.
Over 19,000 gifts, totaling more than $2.2 million, were made to area nonprofits on Tuesday during the first GiveNOLA Day.
A project of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and modeled on similar giving days held across the nation, GiveNOLA Day is designed to put individuals together with over 300 participating nonprofits from across the 13 parishes covered by GNOF.
The Broadmoor Development Corporation was created in 2006 by the Broadmoor Improvement Association to implement programs in response to the growing demand for housing advocacy and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the 2005 storms. Their mission is to enhance the economic wellbeing of the Broadmoor neighborhood.
Standing in Broadmoor, with a view of the Superdome in the distance and the Andrew Wilson Charter School across the street, is a newly renovated home ready to be rented.
Allergy season is tough on everyone, including our pets. Just like humans, animals can be allergic to a variety of things. And they even have some of the same symptoms.
My dog Sparky was miserable, scratching and itching. A veterinary dermatologist tested him and determined that he was allergic to grass, trees and dust. Common pet allergens include pollen, dust, mold, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, and certain foods.
Since 1896, Family Service of Greater New Orleans has offered an array of mental health counseling, psycho-educational and social service programs in the community, clients’ homes, and schools. It recently added a class called NOLA Dads to its long roster of services.
Lawrence is a father. A new father. He’s 22 years old, and his daughter, La’Naya, is one year old. He likes to tell her things.
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This was the winning story on December 5, 2013, told in the courtyard of 3020 Royal Street. The theme of the evening was ‘The Passion”. Here, Carli Raben proves how a true fan is born… to run.
Linda Stone is the director of local office of Global Green USA. Jeff Supak works for Global Green on wetlands and water issues. The two give us a tour of the group's Holy Cross Project in the Lower 9th Ward dedicated to sustainable living in New Orleans.
“This is Global Green’s showcase sustainable village,” explains Stone. “We’re in the Holy Cross neighborhood, and we’re right next to the river, as you can see.”
Last year's federal NOPD consent decree exposed long-running tensions between the New Orleans Police Department and the community. One group is trying to change the relationship between officers and civilians.
It's St. Joseph's night. A big crowd gathers in Central City, watching the Mardi Gras Indians pass. Simone Levine is in the crowd, but she's not just admiring the intricate costumes. Levine is an Independent Police Monitor, the civilian agency which oversees the New Orleans Police Department.