Committee Chair - Mel Dussel, 504-454-8397
~ Our award winning Rewards for Reading Program is now in 20 Jefferson Parish schools. When a child reads a book and passes a test on it, he or she receives a ticket for a drawing to win amazing prizes at our awards assembly. We do them twice a year at each school and bring our member mascots, Boudreaux from the N.O. Zephyrs and Katie the Duck from Acadian Plumbing. (You can come too. It is something everyone should experience!)
To date, we have given as incentives to read… over 400 new bikes, 350,000 Baby Cakes Baseball passes worth over $250,000, over 200,000 AMF Bowling “free game” passes (many good for 4 children to bowl two free games per day for the entire summer), 240,000 passes to Adventure Quest Lazer Tag, 120,000 free buffets from CiCi’s Pizza, 8,000 kid’s meals from Raising Canes, 8,000 Domino’s “free” Pizza cards, 800 Dot’s Diner certificates, 400 MP4 Players, plus many more.
And Most Important: The Children in our schools have read well over 1 Million books! And their grades have gone up dramatically!
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Committee Chair - Butch Diaz, 504-813-7504
~ Every Monday we provide and serve hot meals to the homeless. Located behind St. Joseph’s Church on Tulane in New Orleans, we have provided over 50,000 hot meals to men, women and children in need.
Committee Chair - Dot Charlet, 504-885-6212
~ Over 2000 dolls are hand made every year. These dolls are given to children to take with them through their entire hospital stay. The doctors use the dolls to show and explain to the children what they are doing and then the children get to take the dolls home to continue to comfort them through their recovery.
Committee Chair - Sonny Romero, 504-259-4630
~ Once a month we prepare and serve meals to the families there in need.
We serve lunch to the homeless the fourth Friday of every month and do other projects throughout the year including the Christmas Toy Drive.
Committee Chair - Barbara Hebert
Crescent City Classic
A's & Aces
Magnolia Community Gala
Trees of Hope
Boo @ the Zoo
Head Start - Read to a Child Program
Patricia F. Taylor School Gala
And much, much more!
Dawn Busters Kiwanis P.O. Box 6211 Metairie, La 70011-6211