Raintree Remembers Joan Ingram

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It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Joan Marie Ingram, a longtime volunteer and supporter of Raintree Children & Family Services. Mrs. Ingram passed away peacefully on September 15, 2020.  Mrs. Ingram was an active Raintree board member and advocate for 13 years. She is remembered fondly for…

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Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Launches Matching Gift Challenge for Raintree House

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Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Launches Matching Gift Challenge for Raintree House NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 14, 2020 – Raintree Children & Family Services, a local non-profit that helps at-risk children and youth in the Greater New Orleans region, is announcing a matching gift challenge sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. The Oscar…

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Support Raintree on AmazonSmile

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You can now support Raintree Children and Family Services on AmazonSmile – at not additional cost to you!  AmazonSmile is now available on the Amazon Shopping app on your phone!  When you choose Raintree Children and Family Services, 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase will come back to Raintree – at no cost to you! How…

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2020 Charitable Giving Incentives: Take advantage of the CARES Act and support Raintree!

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CARES Act Charitable Giving Incentives  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act includes incentives for charitable giving during the year 2020. Below are a few ways you can benefit from charitable giving this year. Consider making a donation to support the children of Raintree and take advantage of these charitable giving incentives! Thanks to…

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Paint the Town Green Virtual Auction, Wine Pull, & Raffle – August 3 – 7, 2020

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Support Raintree from the comfort of your home at our online auction, wine pull, and raffle to be held the week of August 3 – 7, 2020. An exciting selection of art, restaurant gift cards, home décor, wine, and more will be available for bidding and/or purchase. More information on our virtual auction can be…

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Paint the Town Green Moved to March 19, 2021

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Dear 2020 Paint the Town Green Gala Sponsors and Ticket Holders: We sincerely thank you for your support of the 2020 Paint the Town Green Gala benefiting the children of Raintree. While this year has certainly brought unexpected challenges, your commitment to helping vulnerable children and youth is needed now more than ever. Thanks to…

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Raintree Remembers Lawson Givens, Jr., Foster Parent

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It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Lawson Givens, Jr. (1943-2020) Mr. Lawson Givens, Jr. passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020. Mr. Givens, along with his wife Bessie, served as foster parents since 1999. For the past 12 years, Mr. Givens has been a dedicated Raintree foster parent,…

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Raintree Remembers August Pierce, Sr., Foster Parent

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It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of August Pierce, Sr. (1933-2020) Mr. August Peirce, Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Mr. Pierce, along with his wife Cecile, served as foster parents with Raintree since 2000, and provided a safe and loving home to many foster…

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What is National Foster Care Month?

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You may have noticed little light blue ribbons being worn around your city or seen them on social media each year during the month of May. These blue ribbons aim to increase awareness of National Foster Care Month, which the United States participates in every May. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued the first Presidential Proclamation…

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Staying Strong at Raintree House

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Even during stay-at-home orders, the beat goes on at Raintree House! The girls at Raintree House are working hard on their online learning curriculum and our residential case manager continues to offer group sessions focused on person development. Most recently, the girls participated in an activity about personal strength, especially during times of adversity. Our…

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