Be an example for children, give to those in need. You will teach understanding and compassion that will last a lifetime.
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Please email us if you would like to help KC_Kilpatrick@uss.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army has been serving Shreveport- Bossier since 1904. 365 days a year, Salvation Army provides shelter for over 110 homeless people a night: 25 Women with Children, 20 Veterans, 15 Single Women, and 50 Single Men and with an additional 30 emergency cots for extreme weather. Also, disaster services were in Gustav we provided shelter for over 300 people and 36,400 meals for state run shelters in need.
In 2007, On average lodging over 35,635 people and serving over 175,000 meals a year. In 2007, The Salvation Army has provided help to over 94,270 personal assistance request thru the Senior Day Program, Disaster Services, School Uniforms Drives, Youth Corps, and at Christmas we serve over 5,000 children/families.
Main Corp: 200 E. Stoner Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
Main Office Number: 318-424-3200
TAX ID# 58-0660607
We operate a 24 hour, 7 day, 365 day program in Ark-La-Tex Shreveport, Since 1904 we have operate these Year-Round Programs:
Have you made your donation to the YMCA's Annual Campaign? It's not too late!
This year's goal is $160,000 and as of today we have reached $117,860 or 74% of our goal. Won't you help out and send in your tax deductible donation today?
At the YMCA we strive to make sure that every child's day brings about bigger and brighter achievements - but we can't do it alone! Your contribution to the YMCA's Annual Campaign ensures that many children unable to pay are included in programs that will teach them values that will positively impact their lives and the community we all live in.
Your donation to the YMCA's Annual Campaign is one of the best investments you can make in your community's future. Make your tax deductible donation to the YMCA's Annual Campaign:
YMCA , Annual Campaign, PO Box 566, Shreveport, LA 71162
-by phone: Julie Murray, Operations Manager, (318) 674-9622
-by email: email@example.com
Join us in the Hunter Building Bain Hall as we continue our long tradition of opening our doors to share in celebration with 300-500 community members. FUMC offers the only Christmas day meal in our area. We invite the homeless, low-income individuals and families, volunteers and congregation members to join us. A hot meal is served, toys and supplies are distributed, songs about the birth of our Savior are sung together, and Santa usually makes his rounds for the kids. Volunteers are needed during the hours of 8am and 3pm. Feel free to decide between taking an early shift to assist with meal prep, a middle shift to assist with operation, or the later shift to assist with cleanup. We encourage you to invite individuals and families that you feel would enjoy joining with us for this occasion! For more information, contact Britney Winn, Director of Serving Ministries, or visit FUMC's missions website, fumcserves.com
Toys are always needed for our waiting room:
Infants & Toddlers
Simple puzzles, Stacking and sorting toys,Unbreakable mirrors,Baby activity boxes/centers, Picture books, Push/pull toys, Dolls of varying ethnicities,Toy telephones
Preschoolers,Bean bags, Large‐size crayons,Blocks,Dolls of varying ethnicities, Shape sorters,Toy kitchens/play food,"Little people" for dollhouse, Animal families,Simple books,Legos/Duplo,Toy cars and trucks,Baby Einstein and similar videos
Coloring/activity books,Crayons/washable markers, Puzzles, Board games,Legos/Duplo,Blocks,Short story books,Dolls of varying ethnicities,Deck of cards or "UNO",Chalk & chalkboard, G‐rated movies,adolescents,Current teen and/or sports magazines,Cards and board games,Drawing materials
The Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children's Advocacy Center is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving abused children in 1998. The Center works in close collaboration with local law enforcement, child protective services, the district attorney's offices, and medical and mental health professionals to provide the best possible services for abused children and their families.
The Gingerbread House coordinates interviews and investigations with the referring agencies and other professionals from the initial screening to the final disposition of the case. The Center assists in gathering evidence and documenting the victim's verbal testimony, which is necessary for criminal prosecution and related proceedings. Through the Center's advocacy program, child victims and their families are prepared for the criminal justice process in such a way that prevents further victimization. The Gingerbread House provides mental health interventions for child victims and their non-offending family members, so that the healing process can begin. All services are provided at no cost to the victim's family or referring agency.
1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be the victim of sexual abuse before age 18.
90% of children are abused by people they know. Only 10% are abused by strangers.
Only 1 in 10 child victims reports the abuse.
Data source: Darkness to Light
Gift cards and cash make great gifts for charities and those they serve. They know their needs better than anyone. Although shopping for items is fun, it is not always best. A charity may need money to pay for transportation, personal items, medical treatment and so on for those they serve.
Next time you are at WalMart, Kroger's, Brookshires, CVS, Walgreens, Drug Emporium, etc., pick up a gift card to give someone who needs it.
Give another family a chance...donate your dress clothes to Dress for Success. They outfit the less fortunate for job interviews and employment. Sometimes all it takes is a outfit and a little confidence to change the future.
Drop off laundered and hung dress clothes at Dress for Success office located at the Volunteers of America' s Highland Center on the corner of Highland Avenue and Olive Street in Shreveport. Parking is available in any parking lots adjacent to the Highland Center.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here some ways you can support our center as well as those in our community.
· Gas Cards for Families
· Can goods for Families
· Snacks for workshops
· Developmental toys for infants and toddlers
· Video's about disability topics
· Books about disability topics
· Bed liners / Bed Pads
· Diapers of all sizes
· Speakers/Trainers to conduct workshops
For more information about us or to make a donation contact us by phone (318) 226-4541 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check our website at www.fhfregion7.com for a list of upcoming events.
Families Helping Families Region 7 is a non-profit family resource center. We are a group of families who, through our own experiences, promote peer support and advocacy and are committed to alleviating hardships of other families who have members with disabilities or special needs. The term, "special needs", includes physical, mental, emotional, behavioral and/or academic issues. Families Helping
Parishes Served include the following:
· Red River
Give the gift of music -- make a donation to the Noel Community Arts Program. They provide scholarships for neighborhood adults and children to take weekly music lessons to enrich their lives as well as art outreach to area organizations.
Noel Community Arts Program (NCAP) is an outreach ministry of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. NCAP is located in the Highland neighborhood of Shreveport. It began in July 2009 under Rachel Scott, the Director of Missions & Outreach at Noel. Currently NCAP is under Director Erin Fort and a Board of Advisors located below. NCAP is a nonprofit organization funded through various grants, donations, and fundraising events. Fees charged for classes and lessons go to the teachers and supplies for those classes.
We seek to exemplify God's love be helping persons in our community discover and develop their God-given talents and gifts through the transforming power of the Arts.
We provide music and art activities to persons of all ages. We also provide financial assistance to students and families in need. We hope to help facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between artists/musicians and students while spreading a love and appreciation for the Arts to all.
Donate or volunteer with Community Renewal. It will have a lasting effect on you and your family.
View volunteer opportunities.
With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we see many great things happening in our cities - and in ourselves as well. When you give your time and talent to invest in another person's life, you receive rewards that money cannot buy.
There are many ways to help. A large number of our volunteers like to work with our Friendship Houses in one of our target neighborhoods. There are opportunities to assist students by tutoring or mentoring. Our Adult Renewal Academy needs men and women to work with adults seeking their GED or learning job skills. Special events are always fun and exciting ways to volunteer: Our annual Croquet Classic and the Community Renewal booth at the Red River Revel arts festival are almost solely run by volunteers.
Community Renewal International is a non-profit organization working to restore safe and caring communities through personal relationships. Founded in 1994, after more than a decade of planning, CRI is today an international model for all cities looking to bring renewal to their communities. Simply put, Community Renewal brings together caring partners to make our world a home where every single child is safe and loved.
What we do:
Community Renewal restores hope, rebuilds caring communities and renews the spirit of cooperation in every segment of the community. We help residents come together to turn neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
How we do it:
Community Renewal focuses on three prime strategies:
The Renewal Team works citywide to unite individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups and others as caring partners building a stronger city.
Haven House volunteers unite neighbors on the block where they live. They place wooden We Care signs in their yards and bring neighbors together through various activities. Haven House leaders may host block parties, take meals to a sick neighbor, help find a lost pet, share garden produce or just offer a listening ear.
These are homes built in low-income areas and lived in by CRI staff who help turn impoverished neighborhoods into havens of hope. Each house contains a large community room for tutoring, computer training, character-building and much more. Other agencies partner with us in this life-changing outreach.
Children, Families and Seniors
Nearly 30,000 children in Shreveport-Bossier live in poverty. Part of our mission is to encourage families to self-sufficiency and inspire children to seek education and opportunity. All of these programs are based at the Highland Center, 520 Olive St., Shreveport. You are always welcome to see what we do first hand!
Academics comes first at our after-school and summer tutoring program. It provides a structured environment at three community-based sites and four school-based sites. The program also encourages children from kindergarten through 12th grade to become better citizens through community service, field trips and character building activities.
Contact: Carolyn Hammond
Everyone needs a role model, and our LightHouse kids are especially in need of adults who can answer their questions and show them the opportunities availalble. Our goal is to have a responsible, adult role model paired with each child in our LightHouse program. Volunteer mentors are asked to spend an hour a week with their mentee and commit to the program for at least a year.
Highland Haven transitional shelter
Contact: Robyn Miller
Phone: (318) 698-0039
Transitional home for homeless young women. Girls are encouraged to set goals, complete their education and save to prepare for living independently.
In the Shreveport-Bossier-Minden area, Volunteers of America of North Louisiana has dozens of programs targetting at-risk youth, people with disabilities and mental illness, senior citizens and veterans.
Monday through Thursday, volunteer teams fan out across Shreveport helping seniors. Sometimes, the volunteers are the only people that seniors see all day. As a volunteer, you literally become a lifeline to our older citizens... and you just can't put a price on that. We can guarantee that not only will our actions change lives; your life will change in the process!
It is so easy to become a part of this program. Each volunteer delivers only 8 meals and it takes about 45 minutes. The meals are delivered to station all over town and then volunteers deliver to seniors living in the area of the stations. Stations can be businesses, churches or other organizations.
There are also other volunteer opportunities with the Council on Aging at senior centers. They are always looking for groups to volunteer at our sites with any kind of fun activity for our seniors. There are a variety of activities that can be provided such as bingos, dances, gardening, computers, exercise, line dancing , book reviews, card games, crafts, cooking etc.
CLICK HERE to request more information.
You may simply choose to make a donation online, too. Seniors need our help, more than they ask.
Caddo Council on Aging and our affiliated programs
offer the following services:
Remember how liberating and life changing camp was for you as a kid? Considering sending a kid to camp.
Salvation Army Camp Sponsorship Program
A gift of $200 will provide one child a week at The Salvation Army's Camp Hidden Lake in Lexington, Mississippi. The Salvation Army will provide transportation to and from camp for these children and a "camp survival" bag to make camp an even more exciting experience.
Your Family, Sunday School Class, Society or Bunko Group can pool their money together to reach $200 to easily send a child to camp.
To sponsor a child from Northwest Louisiana for a camping experience that will change their life forever, please send your contribution to: The Salvation Army, 200 E Stoner Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101,318-424-3200
CAMP HIDDEN LAKE - A Salvation Army Sponsored Program
The camp offers kids, teens and adults a camping adventure sure to be cherished for years to come. Set deep in the pines on 310 acres of beautifully landscaped rolling hills, Camp Hidden Lake's relaxing atmosphere is the perfect place to absorb Mother Nature's beauty - whether you are hiking on the nature trails, cane-pole fishing or canoeing in the 25-acre fully stocked lake. Campers can also participate in well-planned activities such as archery, basketball, and shuffleboard. They can also choose to engage in a friendly competition of horseshoes, and test their creativity with arts and crafts. At nightfall, to cap off the day, campers can sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows and gobbling up s'mores - while also soaking up Indian folklore. A very important part of Camp Hidden Lake is its spiritual aspect. Campers will be able to learn more about the Lord during Bible study. There is also a 300-seat chapel where everyone can enjoy worship and other activities.
The Salvation Army Shreveport:
Main Corps: 200 E. Stoner Shreveport, LA 71101 Office: 424-3200
Merkle Center of Hope Shelter 1207 Cornwell Shreveport, LA 71101 424-3200
Thrift Store: 147 Stoner 226-1110
Social Services: 147Stoner 226-1110
TSABGCA: 2821 Greenwood 946-8057
Serving food to the hungry in our community puts a face with the need. Volunteer for the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.
Time of Arrival to Serve Meals: Breakfast 7:00 AM Lunch 11:15 AM Dinner 4:15 PM. Volunteers may come as individuals or in groups of as many as 6 people to prepare meals and 4 people to serve meals. Other opportunities in Food Services: Cleaning, delivering of food baskets, letter writing, revision of finances for meals. If you would like to participate in this area please contact Goldie Davis, Food Service Director at 227-2868.
The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission has served over 77,000 meals to the needy since 1955.
The Shreveport Opera is always needs parties to thank their performers. If you like to host (perhaps "a hostess with the most-ess") and are a music lover, this is a perfect way for you to give back. Call 227.9503 to throw a party.