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NOEL

noun. (nō'el) (no•ël)

1. Birth of Christ
2. Christmas
3. Season of Giving

When you think of Noel, you can't help to think about Christmas, right! We see those four letters sprawled everywhere from greeting cards to wrapping paper, and did you know there's a song, yup! Christmas is a time when we show love and kindness, and in showing this love and kindness, we are very generous and giving, so let's keep this spirit during the whole year, so where y' at!

"the city still has one of the highest per-capita rates of homelessness in the nation. It has 46.9 homeless people per 10,000 people. compared to Baltimore at 41.2, Detroit 40.5, Philadelphia, 36.8, Nashville 34.7 and Chicago 23.1."

-Webster, Richard A. "New
Orleans reduces homeless
numbers by 85 percent, but
struggles with per capita rate.",
Nola.com, 2015

"Of all New Orleanians, 25 to 30 percent live in poverty; 44 percent of children under 5 live in poverty. For a single parent not to live in poverty, he or she has to take in over $46,000 a year (an hourly wage of $22). "

-LaMancusa, Phil. "Poverty in New Orleans." Whereyat.com, 2015

I have a few campaigns I would like to implement, but I also need your ideas and incite to make this a success.

In closing, what's LIVING without GIVING, with that being said, we will also host meetups at the cities most tastest eateries, rooftop bar happy hours, walk or bike the calories off at Laffitte Greenway or just about anything else you guys and I suggest.

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MLK Day of Service

GW Carver High School

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday was first observed in 1986. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." Participation in the MLK Day of Service has grown steadily over the past decade, with hundreds of thousands of Americans each year engaging in projects such as tutoring and mentoring children, painting schools and senior centers, delivering meals, building homes, and reflecting on Dr. King's life and teachings. Many of the projects started on King Day continue to engage volunteers beyond the holiday and impact the community year-round. *************************** Let’s “March” in service to keep Dr. King’s Legacy Alive ! Let’s join City Year New Orleans for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Over 200 volunteers will participate in a powerful day of service as we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire day of giving back to the New Orleans community is planned by our talented AmeriCorps members. This year's projects will take place at GW Carver High School and the surrounding neighborhood. Please register below👇🏽 https://secure.qgiv.com/for/nfmdos/event/795264/

Pack it Up 🌽🍞🥫

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Lets lend a hand in feeding Louisiana⚜️ Each year, Second Harvest distributes 34 million meals throughout the 23 parishes of south Louisiana. Volunteers are essential to Second Harvest Food Bank. Last year, more than 19,000 volunteers assist with a variety of projects, including food sorting and packing. Food sorting and packing duties include sorting and repacking donated food and grocery items. Volunteers help to sort through salvage groceries to ensure quality control. Volunteers also work in the warehouse re-pack room to separate food into specific categories and repack food into boxes that go out for distribution to member agencies. Please wear close toed shoes. *Also, you must register for this event* 👇🏽 http://noelneworleans.shfbgnoa.volunteerhub.com/

Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday 🎺🎷

A. L. Davis Park

To most Americans, "Super Sunday" connotates the Sunday on which the NFL Super Bowl is played. However, in New Orleans, Super Sunday has a totally different meaning. It is a day for the city's Mardi Gras Indian tribes to put on their colorful suits and "strut their stuff" while marching in a procession through the streets. In keeping with traditions that date back to the 19th century, New Orleans Super Sunday is the Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day (March 19). During their processions, the participating Mardi Gras Indian tribes, led by their Big Chiefs, often meet other tribes performing colorful dances, chants and other rituals. Each tribe and their Big Chief tries to outdo the other in a friendly competition witnessed by appreciative spectators.

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Christmas on Claiborne Ave. 🎁 🎂

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