Volunteers of America North Louisiana introduces their first virtual giving campaign called Day of Hope which will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in an effort to raise much needed funds to eliminate a current fiscal year $2.35 million funding gap and provide services to those in need in central and north Louisiana.

 

“Because of COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to move our annual fundraising event, The Cherish the Children of God Breakfast, to spring of 2021,” said Chuck Meehan, president and CEO of Volunteers of America North Louisiana. “Yet, the reality is that our expenses continue to grow as the most vulnerable members of our community look to us for care and support.”

 

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is one of the largest human services organizations in this region. Last year, the agency served over 8,600 individuals, ranging from the young to the elderly, in 40 agency-operated programs. Those served include families struggling to make ends meet, people with physical and intellectual disabilities, veterans, fragile seniors, and children struggling in school. The agency’s current fiscal year will end June 30th, 2020, and it is anticipated that the 2020-2021 fiscal year funding gap beginning on July 1st, 2020 will be largest ever in their 85-year history.

 

To give hope to those in need and to make a donation, visit the Day of Hope website at www.voadayofhope.org. Early giving begins on Tuesday, June 16th. Any gift, whether large or small, will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous anonymous donor who is leading the way with a $100,000 match contribution. This means any Day of Hope donation given beginning on Tuesday, June 16th through the big day on Tuesday, June 23rd, will be instantly doubled! For more Day of Hope related information, email dayofhope@voanorthla.org.