In what has become an annual tradition, Neighbors senior management, vice presidents, and assistant vice presidents gather to do something during the holiday season to give back to those in need in our community. In the past, we have provided Christmas gifts for the needy. This year we decided to shake it up a little.
We enjoyed our experiences on Neighbors Day so much that we wanted to deepen the relationships that we developed with many of the charities. So, we broke up into teams and each team provided something for their charity.
The agencies we assisted were Livingston Council on Aging, Volunteers of America, Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge & Ascension, Oak Park Plaza Assisted Living Community and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
For the Livingston Council on Aging our team purchased, wrapped them and delivered gifts for the senior citizens that they serve.
At Volunteers of America, we collected white towels and various other toiletry items for the agency to use in their shelter.
With Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge & Ascension, we assisted families in Baton Rouge & Ascension whose home were flooded. The family in Baton Rouge received new blinds that we installed. The family in Ascension received a new rug and some curtains for her home.
Our team with Oak Park Plaza purchased prizes that were given away at a bingo night. And for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, we made a monetary donation.
In a similar fashion on Columbus Day, the entire Neighbors staff gave their day off and gave it back to the community by volunteering at these organizations and many others. The feedback we got from it was incredible and we look forward to doing it again next year.