Our Mission: To encourage community education and service. To help spread compassion, not judgment. To help existing nonprofits to succeed; to encourage people to start their own nonprofits…all for the betterment of people and our community.
What Nonprofits Do
Recently over 700 nonprofits in the Greater New Orleans area received donations on a day designated for giving, called GiveNOLA Day. This event is sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and it held on the first Tuesday in May. Every year the amounts of participating nonprofits increases, and teh amounts of donations increase as well. It is the mission of Gathering Magazine to educate people in the community about nonprofits that are in our area and what they do, and how we can support them. This is done so that we can all contribute in our own way to help people and to make our community a better place. Nonprofits can vary in mission: some help the poor; some support better education; some support environmental issues; some support the arts. There are all kinds of nonprofits out there, and there are probably one or 2 or several of them that support causes that you are interested in. On GiveNOLA Day, the way the event is organized, gifts as small as $10 can make a huge difference because any donation during every hour qualifies nonprofits for bonus drawings where they can get extra funds. Another reason that donations on this day are so important is because funds collected can be used for any purpose. Many nonprofits receive grants, but they may not be able to use grant money for operational expenses – to buy computers or fix leaky roofs. But most funds donated on GiveNOLA day are funds that can be applied where there is real need.
In the hopes that nonprofits should be supported all year long, at Gathering Magazine we are soon going to re-activate our mission to tell you about the unique nonprofits in our community and how you can help them by either donating or serving. Look for some upcoming articles that we hope will pique your interest and provide you with the tools you need to change the world.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” — Margaret Mead
“No act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” — James 2:14-18
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Below are examples of people serving in various ways around the Greater New Orleans area. Note the happy faces of servers and servees alike!
Community Outreach, Nonprofits