Help raise money for local nonprofits on Give for Good Day in Shreveport, Louisiana.
I’m a big believer in that if you have the means to give back, you should. Whether you give back by donating time, items or money, it’s so important to help those that may not have the means to help themselves. Not everyone starts out on the same playing field. Some people are dealt an unfortunate hand, and sometimes all they need is one small act of kindness to get back on their feet.
In Shreveport, Louisiana, May 1st is Give for Good Day, and it’s a day when the community comes together to give back. No matter what cause or charity you’re passionate about, this is your opportunity to show how generous Shreveport/Bossier City is by participating in Give for Good. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can highlight the generosity of north Louisiana, check out these events happening on May 1st:
THE GREAT GOODWILL GET-TOGETHER
Join fellow Goodwillers at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub to celebrate the Goodwill mission with craft beer and pizza.
CGC AT TWISTED ROOT
Visit Twisted Root on Give for Good Day to support Common Ground, an organization dedicated to providing safe and fun activities for the youth of Cedar Grove. When you mention Common Ground at the register, they will donate a portion of your purchase to Common Ground.
PUPS & PIZZA
Dine at PizzaRev on Give for Good Day to help support Robinson’s Rescue! Dogs are welcome to dine on the patio. They will have a mobile bidding station set up to make it easier for you to donate.
BE THE KI TO SUCCESS FOR A CHILD
Visit Ki Mexico on Give for Good Day to learn about and donate to Step Forward, an organization dedicated to helping every child achieve success.
A MAD CADA TEA PARTY
CADA (the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse) is hosting a “Mad CADA Tea Party.” There will be prizes, such as “Most Outrageous Ensemble” or “Best Hat.”
PROVIDENCE HOUSE’S 30TH BIRTHDAY
Visit Taziki’s on Give for Good Day to support the Providence House, an organization whose aim is change the lives of homeless families in Shreveport/Bossier City.
PAWS N PETALS
Visit Silver Star Grille to learn more about Paws 4 Life and how you can help improve the quality of life for animals in NWLA.
GIVE FOR GOOD WITH FULLER CENTER
Visit Frank’s Pizza Napoletana to support the Fuller Center of NWLA, an organization that builds home for working families that cannot afford home ownership.
GIVE FOR GOOD DEMO DAY AT THE YMCA
On May 1st, the downtown YMCA and the BHP Billiton YMCA will be open to the public for free to give individuals and families the opportunity to take exercise classes, utilize the pool, take advantage of the gym and more. They encourage everyone to donate to the Y and support a place where everyone can come together to grow stronger and healthier.
ROBINSON FILM CENTER’S 10TH BIRTHDAY
Join Robinson Film Center in celebrating their 10th birthday! They will have Give for Good lunch specials throughout the day and a celebratory birthday party that night with live music, birthday cake, celebratory drinks and prizes.
This is just a handful of events happening on May 1st. For a full list of Give for Good Events, click here. For more ways on how you can participate in Give for Good and a full list of organizations participating, click here.
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Even though I grew up in many cities around the world, I’ve been calling Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana home since 2006. When people visit the city, they’re often underwhelmed by the amount of things to do, but as the third largest city in Louisiana, there’s a lot more to the area than meets the eye. In my series, Shreveport Sunday, I’m excited to share some of my favorite things about living (and eating) in Shreveport/Bossier City. To see all of the posts in the Shreveport Sunday series, click here.