In case you missed it, this Monday was Neighbors Day. Neighbors Day is our annual day of community service where our 260 employees volunteered with 13 organizations and provided more than 1000 hours of service. It’s an incredible event for the Greater Baton Rouge area. Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome even declared the day Neighbors Day!
Here is a quick summary of what we did and a few highlights and Pictures throughout the day!
Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center
Our volunteers unloaded the play therapy shelves, wiped them down and painted paint them. They helped clean the building and organize the art therapy supplies.
Brave Heart, Children in Need
Our team wrapped more than 400 gifts, sorted stuffed animals, arranged shelves and organized wrapped toys by age group.
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge
Our team cleared out a warehouse that was full of hospital type equipment (mattresses, bed frames, wheelchairs, bedside toilets, walkers etc.) that were no longer needed
Companion Animal Alliance
Our team walked, bathed and played with 200 dogs.
Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge
Our team cleaned 1,500 square feet of the house, cleaned out a van and walked and played with about 20 dogs.
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
We sorted food items sufficient to feed 570 families.
Livingston Council on Aging
Our team Served 150 seniors in the dining room, played bingo with them and of course, provided tech help to guests.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
We created more than a hundred patient activity bags.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Our group made over 600 “Bags of Hope” (brown bag lunches) and served 350 people in the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room.
At their warehouse, our group sorted, tagged, organized, and hung over 500 clothing items. Each item had to be placed in its proper place within the store to make it easier for consumers to purchase the items.
The Salvation Army
Our group sorted, tagged, organized, and hung over 500 clothing items.
Volunteers of America
We spread 30 50-pound bags of mulch and prepared 100 brown bag lunches for the homeless and working poor in our community.
Volunteers in Public Schools
Our team repainted the parking lot and did landscaping at St. Amant Primary and Glasgow Middle School.