There’s a huge effort to make North Louisiana better for people, animals and the environment. You can help out by supporting local non-profits for the annual Give for Good event.
Give for Good is a day where people can donate online to organizations that matter to them. Local non-profits were also at various locations around town Tuesday to connect with people face-to-face.
Changes in the community can start with your local non-profits. That’s the message of the Giving for Good event where more than 60 non-profits joined together in Shreveport to connect with people and hopefully raise donations.
If you want to protect the environment, there’s the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana.
“It’s just a great way to get out in the community and make people aware of the work that we’re doing in Louisiana,” said Jennifer Browning, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana.
Give for Good was created in 2014 by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana. Their website keeps a running total of donations that come from across the country.
“It is so much fun to watch the leader board and see it tick up throughout the day and see the collective impact we as a community are making,” said Emily Smith, The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.
Besides raising money, it’s also about combining resources to make the most impact. Such as the newly established Imagine Life Ministries that’s working to bring mobile pregnancy buses to rural areas.
“I’ve met a lot of people here with different non-profits and there are ways that we can all work together,” said Lynne Foster, Imagine Life Ministries.
Along with finding others passionate about a cause. Such as cat-trapping to reduce the feral cat population.
“We actually got a volunteer today and we’re very excited about that because that’s what we need is volunteers,” said Diane Ford, President of the Cat Assistance Project.
You can visit Give for Good online and click on your favorite organization to donate.
Since it’s start, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana has raised more than six-million dollars. They were not looking to meet a certain number during this event, but just raise as much as possible.