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 800 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 is held on the first Tuesday in May (it was held in June in 2020 due to covid). Every year the amounts of participating nonprofits increases, and the amounts of donations increase as well.
It is the mission of Gathering Magazine to educate people about nonprofits in our area: what they do, why they matter, and how we can support them. This is done so that we can all contribute to help people and to make our community a better place.
Nonprofits 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.
Gathering Magazine wants to inform the public about nonprofits so they can be supported, or we want to encourage people to start new ones to support their own pet causes. Look for upcoming articles that we hope will pique your interest and provide you with the tools and information you need so you can do your small part 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