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Volunteers Needed for Grace at the Green Light's Fest for the Homeless

07:00 April 09, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

Fest Fun for All

Volunteer, donate, and connect with wider NOLA community with Grace at the Green Light this Jazz Fest season. Grace at the Green Light is looking for volunteers to help bring unhoused members of the New Orleans community to Jazz Fest and more fun activities this year.

This will be the second annual edition of what will hopefully become a yearly tradition. Grace at the Green Light will be bringing people to the fest on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, May 3. Each day will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This incredible organization is looking for volunteers to help chaperone each group to the festival. All volunteers and participants will be given free admission and a food allowance.

Fest for the Homeless

Grace at the Green Light will also be hosting a "Fest for the Homeless" day on Saturday, April 27. The day will kick off with breakfast, coffee, and time for community connection at the organization's location on 400 Rampart St. from 6:15-8:30 a.m. Volunteers will help serve food, give out hygiene kits, and more. Volunteers will then pass out flyers to canvas and invite unhoused community members to the rest of the day's events. The main "Fest for the Homeless" activities will take place under the Highway 90B bridge at the intersection of Calliope Street and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be food, water, music, and more for all to enjoy.

Grace at the Green Light has served over 261,000 meals to the unhoused population of the city since it was founded in 2014. Since then, it has become an increasingly integral part of the city and has helped many citizens get the food, clothes, and water that they need. They have reunited 2,800 families through their "I'm Going Home" program, helping homeless individuals reconnect with and travel to their loved ones. They are always looking for new volunteers, donations, and support year-round.

Come give back to the New Orleans community, connect with new people, and enjoy the music with Grace at the Green Light. Make a difference this Jazz Fest season!

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