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Six Non-Profits to Donate to for GivingTuesday

02:00 November 23, 2021
By: Staff

Named after NOLA's famous Al Copeland, the Al Copeland Foundation is a great nonprofit to donate to. The foundation supports new local cancer research, education, and patient programs. This is needed because Louisiana has very high cancer rates and yet receives less than 1% national financial resources for research. The foundation has contributed of $18 million dollars into cancer research. alcopelandfoundation.org

Arc of Greater New Orleans strives to provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to function and live to their fullest potentials. One big way they do this is through Arc's Mardi Gras Recycle Center, which turns recycling beads into much needed jobs. The nonprofit supports over 600 individuals with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and more in five different parishes. Visit their website to donate or volunteer. arcgno.org

The New Orleans Jazz Museum longs to preserve and enhance the city's cultural identity by providing diverse recourses to musicians and music lovers. You can directly support the museum by going to their 4th Annual Improvisations Gala on December 4. There will be performances by George Porter, Jr., Charmaine Neville, and much more. New Orleans cuisine and auction items will also be available. 400 Esplanade Ave., nolajazzmuseum.org/gala

Invest in a safer New Orleans by donating to the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation. Funds raised by the foundation go towards assistance or support programs to help better the New Orleans Police Department. These programs include Mounted and K-9 Support, Recruitment, Training, Tragedy Fund, and more. You can even Adopt-A-Cop during Carnival! nopjf.org

Founded by the son of New Orleans Saints defensive back Bivian Lee, Jr., Son of a Saint's mission is to transform the lives of fatherless boys in the Greater New Orleans area through mentorships and development. You can directly support Son of a Saint by taking part in their annual gala on December 9. It'll be at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and is black tie optional. Visit their website for more info. 921 Canal St., eventbrite.com (Sold Out)

The Friends of City Park has been committed to keeping City Park beautiful since 1979. Over the past decade, the nonprofit has raised more than $3.8 million dollars for aspects of the park like the Carousel, the Peristyle, the Conservatory of the Two Sisters, and more. Visit their website to look into volunteering to help keep City Park clean of litter. Keep NOLA green! friendsofcitypark.com

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