As the situation with COVID-19 develops, the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation is taking steps to ensure our community outreach efforts continue to create a positive impact throughout southern Louisiana. During such an uncertain time, our initiatives to fund education, to engage in service projects with local non-profit organizations, and to strengthen our relationships with members & employees remain at the forefront of our minds.
Below are a few of our continued efforts:
Clays for a Cause Rescheduled to September
We have postponed our 7th annual charity sporting clays tournament, until September 18th. We originally scheduled it for Friday, April 3. Each year Clays for a Cause raises funds for our Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award (NWTAA). This awards 15 local students a one-time financial award to begin their college career. As the financial implications of COVID-19 reveal themselves, it will undoubtedly be more critical than ever to provide assistance to our graduating high school seniors. Registration is still open for Clays for a Cause and your participation will ensure the continued funding of our Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award.
$50,000 in tuition assistance to be awarded in May
For this year’s graduating seniors, the ending to their high school career is bittersweet. Most entered their freshman year during Baton Rouge’s historic flooding in 2016 and will end on this note in 2020. These hardships will surely present financial difficulty. This is why we’re so glad to announce that this year’s NWTAA recipients will receive their awards in May as scheduled. This includes one student who will receive our first four-year scholarship. Unfortunately, for the safety of those recipients and their families, the NWTAA Awards Breakfast has been canceled.
$10,000 directed towards Mayor-President Broome’s Keep BR Serving Campaign
Neighbors FCU is planning to purchase $10,000 in gift cards from restaurants participating in the city’s Keep BR Serving Campaign. The credit union will provide gift cards to NFCU employees in essential roles who are unable to work from home. Thirty percent of the revenue will go to impacted tipped workers in the service industry to help cover lost tips and wages.