15 Dec Catholic Foundation Makes Gifts to Terrebonne Parish Schools
The Catholic Foundation traveled across Terrebonne Parish making several gifts to area schools to assist in purchasing supplies lost due to Hurricane Ida.
On December 13 -14, 2021 the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana traveled across Terrebonne Parish making several gifts to area schools to assist in purchasing supplies lost due to Hurricane Ida, uniforms for students, and to assist with any food insecurities of students. The Catholic Foundation and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux received grant funding from the Fore! Kids Foundation through the Bayou Community Foundation to be used to support children across the areas most impacted by Hurricane Ida.
In addition, the Catholic Community Center, through a grant of the Catholic Foundation’s Mother Theresa Women’s Giving Circle, also granted funds to several local elementary schools to help students and families purchase uniforms that may have been lost due to Ida and to purchase new winter jackets as the colder months quickly approach.
In partnership with the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence and the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese, several schools were selected as in great need. The following schools received funding:
- Vandebilt Catholic High School received $5,000 to assist with school supplies for the classrooms and students, as well equipping the school with materials for a Pantry on campus
- Upper Little Caillou received $5,000 to assist with school supplies for the classrooms and students
- St. Gregory received $10,000 to assist with backpacks of supplies and food for any children in need, school supplies for the classrooms, as well as $3,000 for school uniforms
- South Terrebonne High School received $5,000 to assist with school supplies for the classrooms and students
“It is truly a gift to be able to bless these schools with funding to assist with classroom and student supplies. This has been a difficult year for us all and we are grateful for the Bayou Community Foundation for helping us to make these gifts happen. We are one community together unified in support to make a difference in the lives of children. Thank you to all who made these gifts possible,’ said Amy Ponson, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation.