Children’s Bureau of New Orleans: 22nd Annual Day at the Races
As one of the oldest United Way agencies in the Greater New Orleans Area, Children’s Bureau has a long and colorful history of growth and achievement over the years. Since [their] beginning, the community has developed a much deeper awareness of the importance of public and private agencies in meeting human welfare needs. One hundred years ago, few such agencies existed and young people were left to suffer an intolerable existence of toiling away in factories for just pennies a day. Incensed by these cruelties and the lack of child labor laws, New Orleans Clergyman Reverend Alfred E. Clay resolved to organize a reform movement. In a special ceremony on February 14, 1892, Reverend Clay founded the New Orleans Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which we know today as The Children’s Bureau of Greater New Orleans.
"I have the honor of serving on the board of directors of the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, a nonprofit agency that provides mental health services and counseling to underprivileged children and their families in New Orleans at no cost to the families. The majority of our clients are African-American students from underserved/poverty-stricken families. Needless to say, servicing the mental needs of our children is imperative to providing a healthy environment and good quality of life opportunities." - Justin Mack, Children's Bureau of NOLA Board Member
To purchase tickets or a table to the 22nd Annual Day at the Races email Amy Collins at email@example.com. Tickets are $75.00 a piece, but you can purchase a table of 10 for $700.
Please visit www.childrens-bureau.com for more information on this wonderful organization and the many programs it offers to the city.