GiveNOLA Day Options



GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and presented by Baptist Community Ministries. This year it happens on May 4. There are numerous worthy nonprofits looking for funds to support their missions and goals of which create a thriving community for all. Here are just a few.


Animal Rescue New Orleans

271 Plauche St., New Orleans, LA 70123


Animal Rescue New Orleans is a local organization focused on rescuing abandoned and homeless pets in the city, then finding them a new, happy home.

Mission: Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption and reunion of pets with caretakers as well as spaying and neutering all companion animals through our no-kill shelter.

Animal Rescue New Orleans only euthanizes if one of its vets recommends humane euthanasia as the only option as the animal is suffering. ARNO does not euthanize for space or for any other reason.


Green Light New Orleans

8203 Jeannette St., New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 324-2429

Green Light New Orleans is a great place to give back to the community. Green Light creates a healthier New Orleans by providing homeowners with efficient solutions for lighting, irrigation, gardening, and home energy use.

Mission: Providing sustainable solutions to individual homes and encouraging collective action to create a more resilient community.  Dedicated to green living and helping households become more energy-efficient.

In 2020, Green Light installed 445 rain barrels in the community bringing the total to 1180 barrels.

Programs include the following: Supplying CFL light bulbs, backyard vegetable gardens, offering rain barrels, community connections, and an edible teaching garden.


Community Sailing New Orleans

141 Robert E. Lee Blvd. #260 New Orleans, LA 70124


CSNO positively impacts lives by providing accessible educational and recreational opportunities on Lake Pontchartrain for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. CSNO enhances the Greater New Orleans Community by using the sport of sailing as a platform to develop independence and self-confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork and acquire deep respect for the marine environment. CSNO values inclusiveness, safety, stewardship, experiential learning and collaboration.

Mission:To positively impact lives by providing accessible educational and recreational opportunities on Lake Pontchartrain for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

CSNO’s programs strategically engage many of the underserved members of our community.

CSNO’s youth programs include after-school, STEM/environmental sciences and summer camp programs which offer young sailors ages 8 and older an opportunity to go outside of their comfort zone in a safe environment and develop strategic thinking, perseverance, focus, responsibility and a knowledge and appreciation of the natural marine environment. Our Girls Rock the Boat program empowers young women ages 14-18 and creates leaders in an all-female identifying environment.

CSNO’s Crew to Captain Maritime Career Development Program is designed for high school students to explore pathways and potential careers in the local maritime industry. In addition to inspiring students to focus on academics, students develop transferable job skills and become eligible for paid part-time internships as sailing instructors.

CSNO’s Adaptive Sailing Clinics build on our foundation of inclusiveness. The entire CSNO fleet is purposely designed and actively modified to accommodate all ranges of physical abilities. CSNO also partners with several local veteran organizations to provide sailing clinics for prior and current service members.



To find more nonprofits, check out this link GiveNOLA Day!




Categories: Labors of Love