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  Central Louisiana

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thanksVolunteers needed for Thanksgiving Blessing


You and your family can help distribute food to 750 more for Thanksgiving this year at the annual Thanksgiving Blessing.

Thanksgiving blessing volunteer
Volunteers of all ages are welcome!


Sponsored by a collaboration of churches and community organizations, families in need will receive a box filled with enough food for about a week plus a turkey. The boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Nov. 20.


To help pack the boxes, volunteers are needed at the Highland Center, 520 Olive St., Shreveport, the week before the event:

  • Monday, Nov. 15 - 10 a.m., set up and inventory the items
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 - 5 p.m, pack 500 boxes
  • Friday, Nov. 19 - 10 a.m., pack 250 boxes
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 - 6:30 a.m., Distribute food boxes!

A few items are still needed to fill the boxes.  Call Jamie Scoggin at 221-8404 or e-mail thanksgivingblessing@gmail.com for more information or to sign up to volunteer.


Check out the Thanksgiving Blessing 2009 video to see how it all comes together and how important your help is to the families we serve!


maddVolunteers make a difference

Thanks to the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, the Veterans Transitional Living Program and the Bossier LightHouse have a new look!


As part of Make a Difference Day, volunteers from Raising Caines and Regions Bank cleaned up flowerbeds and painted a mural, bringing a new look and new energy to the sites.


The 30 volunteers were some of more than 350 that worked on projects across the city. See pictures of their work in the Make a Difference Day photo album.


angelStart making your list...

Look for the Caring Gift 2010 brochure in the mail in next few weeks! Our annual appeal will begin the week of Thanksgiving.


Caring Gift angel 2010
4,000 angels are ready to bring holiday wishes to your friends and family!

For a donation, we will mail a beautiful, hand-wrapped angel ornament to anyone on your Christmas list. After Nov. 19, look for the link on our website.


Last year, we sold out, so get your lists in early!


Your support allows us to provide a home for young women with nowhere to go, after-school tutoring for at-risk youth and to help build families through adoption. On their behalf, thank you!























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11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.3
802 Travis St.

For 25 years, at-risk kids have found refuge at the LightHouse. Come hear their stories and learn about the difference you make!

Coming soon
Pants, tops, skirts and more are will be available at the semi-annual Clothing Sale benefitting Dress for Success !
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6
Highland Center Gym
520 Olive St.
No single item over $3!

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Thank you for your support of Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.  Please know that donations  large and small make our work possible.   Contributions may be sent to Volunteers of America of North Louisiana, 360 Jordan Street, Shreveport, Louisiana  71101 or call 318-221-2669 for more information. 
Diane Haag Libro
Volunteers of America of North Louisiana
360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, Louisiana  71101