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St. Elizabeth’s Guild 47th Annual Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon

St. Elizabeth’s Guild will hold its 47th Annual Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.
The Guild will honor ten Community Activists at this year’s luncheon. They are
Constance Albert, Dianne Breaux, Kevin Colomb, Carol Vidacovich Hall, Russ M. Herman, Nora Nolan Lambert, Joyce W. Laporte, Paula Peterson Pizzalato, Linda Sunseri, Cindy Wooderson, Hall of Fame: Cheryl Cabes and Peter Quirk will be honored as a Hall of Fame Activist for their continued support of the community. Each was honored in 1993 as a Volunteer Activist.
Highlights of the event will be a Fashion Show presented by Dillard’s, Entertainment by The Victory Belles, Silent Auction, Raffles and Parade of Prizes
Proceeds from the luncheon will go to support the following programs: Padua House, St. John the Baptist Head Start, Cornerstone Kids, Isaiah 43 and Therapeutic Family Services.
For general information, call Luncheon Chairpersons, Anne Favret, 504-427-7667 or Lisa Baynham, 504-456-7083. For Luncheon tickets, contact Kim Simon, 504-454-5825.

 

Independent Living Skills Program Conference

Members of St. Elizabeth’s Guild helped with registration and lunch at the recent Independent Living Skills Program Conference held at Laser Tag in Metairie. The young adults in attendance listened to speaker Norman Robinson and participated in group activities to help them transition into an independent living environment. St. Elizabeth’s Guild sponsored a photo booth, tokens for games and gift cards that were given away as door prizes.

 

 

St. Elizabeth's Guild President Cindy Wooderson shares a story-time with the children of St. John Head Start - a small example of the many blessings the ladies of St. Elizabeth's Guild have shared with our Head Start children!

St. Elizabeth’s Guild President Cindy Wooderson shares a story-time with the children of St. John Head Start – a small example of the many blessings the ladies of St. Elizabeth’s Guild have shared with our Head Start children

 

We are almost at the end of the day, and I am thrilled to let you know that with your help, we’ve exceeded the $25,000 goal for Head Start, which means we will receive an additional $8,000 from St. Elizabeth’s Guild! As a result, more than $33,000 has been raised in ONE Day to help the 440 children enrolled in Catholic Charities Head Start across New Orleans!

St. John’s Head Start recently participated in the GiveNOLA day with lagniappe dollars in matched funds from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In addition, long-time angel of St. John Head Start, St. Elizabeth’s Guild pledged an $8,000 donation if the community donated $25,000 or more to St. John’s Head Start. That goal of $25,000 was exceeded and the Head Start Programs of Catholic Charities received over $33,000 in donations.