Donation Total: $855 as of 11/5/2023
Please help me make my Birthday Fundraising Goal for the Ozanam Inn Christmas Party.
Recently, Ozanam Inn did a Tailgate Party for the clients at the shelter and they truly enjoyed it. Many clients felt happy to have a chance to have some fun. I want to keep this going by providing a Christmas/Holiday Party to the clients at Ozanam Inn! For this fundraiser, I will need $1000 by December 4th my birthday and this will support 200 clients with a full meal, games, prizes, and more! I would appreciate it if you could donate! All donations small to large would truly be appreciated! I will make sure to show you the final product!
About Ozanam Inn
Ozanam Inn is a non-profit, direct service agency serving the homeless and underserved of Greater New Orleans, regardless of gender, race, color, creed, religious preference, or national origin. All of our services are provided free of charge. The Inn was established in 1955 by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and is named in honor of Frederick Ozanam, who founded the Society in 1852.
Ozanam Inn is currently equipped to sleep a minimum of 97 men and 59 women per night. Overnight guests are given a bed for the night, a shower (toiletries and other necessities are provided), supper and breakfast, and are given clean pajamas in which to sleep. After the sale of the Camp St. location, in December of 2020, Ozanam Inn purchased a new and much larger building, at 2239 Poydras St., and we are now able to assist even more individuals in need. In our Poydras St. home, we can sleep 156 individuals including up to 59 beds dedicated to female guests. We are excited to be able to provide shelter for women for the first time in our history, as our old building did not have the space to facilitate women’s dormitories. For decades, we have provided paid-for vouchers to a nearby shelter so that our female clients had a clean and safe place to rest for the evening. Opening our doors to welcome females has been a dream for years and is now a reality.
In addition to shelter and food, the Inn offers several other services. Ozanam Inn’s meal program is one of the most comprehensive in New Orleans, offering three meals a day, seven days a week. Anyone (men, women, and children) may partake in our meal program and we serve an average of 400 – 500 meals each day. Clothing is offered to anyone in need with approximately 1,500 pieces of clothing distributed each month. Volunteer doctors and medical students perform basic healthcare services in-house and make referrals to area hospitals when necessary; they also offer several health screenings such as TB tests, Hepatitis C tests, and more. These services are provided through partnerships with LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine and LSU School of Dentistry which hold a basic medical clinic on Saturdays and Sundays and is open to all. Additionally, anyone may use the Inn’s address to receive any type of mail, including important documents such as identification cards, social security cards, etc.
Different ways to donate are below. Also, you can see the flyers for the event!
Ways to Donate
Contact Shercole for this info
Flyers that will be shared with residents at Ozanam Inn