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Progressive’s Weekend: Giving Back

Another week has come and gone which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Businesses all over New Orleans are beginning to celebrate Give NOLA Day and are holding events to support their favorite nonprofit groups and causes. This weekend, we encourage you to find a few favorites to support.

Friday, May 3

Criminal Justice Happy Hour – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This event at Twelve Mile Limit supports three organizations who work to ensure that New Orleans is a just city for all her residents: Vera Institute of Justice, Women with a Vision, and The First 72+.

Great Strides New Orleans Kick-Off Party – 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Get out to the ballfield and watch the New Orleans Baby Cakes face off against Oklahoma City. Visit the link to find out how you can get FREE tickets and a food voucher!

Give MiNOLA Day – all day

This 24 hours of giving supports the MINO Foundation, which is responsible for the Chefs Move Scholarship Program. Today’s funds will go directly towards funding their new year-long educational series for aspiring chefs of color.

Saturday, May 4

CANO National Lemonade Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come out to the Apostolic Church at New Orleans to support young entrepreneurs as they learn the ins and outs of running a business. As a bonus, you get to enjoy some fresh-squeezed lemonade and snacks!

May Community Day – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bring a friend, a water bottle, a potluck dish and a can-do attitude for this work day at the River Queen Greens community farm!

WOTY Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – 4 p.m.

New Orleans’ own Allie D’Andrea of Brown & Brown has been nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. You can help celebrate this and do some good by participating in this fundraiser, which supports local area residents who are battling blood cancer.

Sunday, May 5

Team Coven Habitat Build Team Fundraiser Show – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This all-female cast of comedians is raising money for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build this spring. All of the proceeds go towards their efforts to build a home for a New Orleans single mother and business owner.

Youth Service Day at the Louisiana SPCA – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about the Louisiana SPCA and their mission. Children will have the opportunity to tour SPCA facilities and work on age-appropriate projects. Perfect for kids ages 7 to 12. Lunch will be provided.

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners Weekly Workshop – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Come out and volunteer to help provide Louisiana’s inmates with reading material by opening letters, picking out books to match their interests, wrapping, or helping with computer and shelving tasks.

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these suggestions will help you make the most of yours.

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