Category Archives: Raintree News

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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Raintree 1st Annual Golf Tournament

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Enjoy a day of golf, fun, and prizes with us on Monday, September 28th at Chateau Golf and Country Club! Your support directly impacts the lives of over 300 at-risk children and their families. There are a number of opportunities for sponsorships and teams will consist of four players. Registration which will begin at 9:30am…

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Announcing Raintree’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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At the 2014 Raintree Annual Meeting held on October 2nd, the board officers and members were sworn in for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The officers are:   President – Lana Duke Vice President – Scott Howard Treasurer – Rob Horton Secretary – Pat Starnes   The Board of Directors are: Deborah Alciatore Carolyn F. Baker Christine…

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Our 2013 Class of People to Watch

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Click Here to Read the Original Article in New Orleans Magazine  LaShawna Schofield Executive Director, Raintree Children & Family Services Having worked at Raintree Children & Family Services, a nonprofit that strives to provide an array of services to the community in order to “create opportunities for independent lives,” since 2007 in multiple positions, Schofield…

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