Category Archives: Raintree News

A Decade of Colorful Delights

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By Nell Nolan, New Orleans Advocate: Raintree Children and Family services held its 10th annual Paint the Town Green Gala at the Pavilion of Two Sisters, gathering “luminaries from across the region” for an evening of fine cuisine, big bidding, and a tribute to ongoing Raintree volunteer and supporter Kathy Randall (joined by Lee). Proceeds…

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They Give Me Life

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Thanks to Hoss Communications for this great piece on our programs. We are so proud of the Raintree House girls featured and of the dedication of our foster parents. Learn more about us and don’t forget all the support from Paint the Town Green helps us continue to create these success stories.

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2017 School Supply Wishlist

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With the end of summer vacation nearing, all the children we serve are gearing up to go back to school. We are so proud of how well our kids did last year, and we’re helping them build the foundation for another A+ year by holding a school supply drive. Children in our Family Care Program…

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Announcing Raintree’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors

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Raintree 2016-2017 Executive Board Our officers are: President- Scott Howard Vice President- Rob Horton Treasurer- Patricia Starnes Secretary- Carolyn Baker Our Board Members are: Deborah Alciatore-Empey Gregory Booth Cindy Brown Cole Callihan, Esq. Mann Deynoodt Carl E. Gilmore, Jr. Terri Baptiste-Franklin Laurence M. Hamric, Esq. Nicholas Kousagan Kenny Malter Cindy G. Paulin Kedrick Robinson Brandy K….

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Announcing the 2016 class of ‘Women of the Year’

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Click Here to View the Original City Business Article Fifty honorees for the 2016 class of CityBusiness “Women of the Year” have been chosen, and they will be the guests of honor at an event highlighting their professional and community achievements. The 18th annual “Women of the Year” will be recognized at a noon luncheon…

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Raintree Paints the Town Green with Hope

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“Agency Holds Gala to Honor Local Artist and to Help Foster Children” New Orleans (February 10, 2016) Raintree Children and Family Services announced today that the agency will honor celebrated artist James Michalopoulos  at the 8th Annual Paint the Town Gala on March 5, 2016. The gala takes place at Harrah’s New Orleans Theater, 228…

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Raintree House to Further Help Foster Children Thanks to Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

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Raintree House, a safe haven for abused and neglected teenage girls in foster care, is about to expand independent living services to participants about to age out of the program thanks to a generous grant from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.   Since 1974, the Raintree House has provided shelter, warmth and safety to…

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Raintree House Helps Foster Children Feel Like ‘Regular Kids’

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Click here for the Original Story on WWNO with audio by Eve Abrams Raintree House provides quality services to adolescent females between the ages of 10 to 17 years old who are in need of a therapeutic treatment program. Raintree House offers more restrictions than a foster home, but less restrictions than a residential facility…

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Raintree House Helps Troubled Young Women Create Sweet Success Stories

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Shelia Stroup, The Times Picayune The first time Ashley Dewey ever felt safe was when she sat down and talked to Charin Richard at Raintree House. She was 16 and had come to the home for abused and neglected girls after her mother kicked her out of her house, and then her father kicked her…

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