Ariel M. Wilson
P: (504) 525-2366
Children's Bureau to Honor Community Heroes at the 3rd Annual Children’s Hero Awards – October 7, 2016A fundraising event in support of children impacted by grief, trauma and other adverse experiences
July 5, 2016 - Children's Bureau of New Orleans invites the community to its 3rd Annual Children's Hero Awards fundraising event presented by Liberty Bank on Friday, October 7 from 6-9 pm at the home of Jeff and Laurie Young, 1727 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Children's Hero Awards will honor four individuals that have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the quality of life for children in Greater New Orleans.
"We will honor citizens that have done remarkable things for children who have faced challenges throughout life. We celebrate these heroes because they are proactive in making the community a better place for us all" said Paulette Carter, CEO of Children's Bureau of New Orleans. "Funds raised will support the agency's mental health programs and services that have been impacted by the current state fiscal crisis. We are counting on the local business community and individuals to directly serve the city's most vulnerable youth."
This year, the agency will honor four heroes:
- Mary Landrieu, Former Louisiana State Senator
- Dr. Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
- Dr. Joseph Caspi, Children's Hospital
- Allen Toussaint (posthumously), Musician and Songwriter
Individual tickets are $125 and sponsorship packages are available. Both can be purchased at www.childrensbureaunola.org. The evening will include food, drinks and live entertainment. For more information, call Ariel Wilson at 504-525-2366 or email Awilson@childrensbureaunola.org
The Children's Bureau of New Orleans is a leading mental health agency in New Orleans that promotes growth and resilience through prevention, advocacy, education and intervention. The agency's mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families in greater New Orleans through valid and proven programs that enhance and strengthen mental health and wellness.
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