11 Nov Catholic Foundation Makes Gifts to Lafourche Schools
The Catholic Foundation traveled across Lafourche Parish making several gifts to area schools to assist in purchasing supplies lost due to Hurricane Ida.
Schriever, LA (November 11, 2021)—On Thursday, November 11, 2021 the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana traveled across Lafourche 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 Lafourche Education Foundation and the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese, several schools were selected as in great need. The following schools received funding:
- Holy Rosary Elementary School received $5,000 to assist with backpacks of supplies and food for any children in need, school supplies for the classrooms, as well as $2,000 for school uniforms
- Golden Meadow Middle School received $10,000 to assist with backpacks of supplies and food for any children in need, and school supplies for the classrooms
- Holy Savior received $5,500 to assist with backpacks of supplies and food for any children in need, school supplies for the classrooms, as well as $1,500 for school uniforms
- St. Mary’s Nativity School received $1,000 for school uniforms for students who are in need
Grants will be made to a number of Terrebonne Parish Schools as well in the upcoming days.
“We as adults are struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, while children are resilient, they also are suffering, and we want to do what we can to bring them hope during a time of despair. The two largest ministries in our diocese are our Catholic Schools with close to 5,000 students and our parish schools of religion whose students attend local public schools. As Bishop of our diocese, it is incredibly important to me that students in both our Catholic Schools and our public schools receive support in these difficult days. I am incredibly grateful for the Catholic Foundation for making these grants possible and to the generous donors of the Bayou Community Foundation, the Fore! Kids Foundation, and the Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle who so generously gifts us with funds to make these gifts possible. I look forward to visiting several of our Terrebonne Parish Schools very soon,” Bishop Fabre remarked.