The aim of the community service committee is to coordinate community service efforts for the organization consistent with the mission of the organization and the priorities of the Board. As Co-Chairs for the Community Service Committee, we are excited to let everyone know about our upcoming community service events.
Join the Community Service Committee
If you are interested in joining the community service committee, please be sure to select it when renewing your membership. You may also email us at anytime!
Crescent City Cafe – Third Saturday of Each Month
This year, on the third Saturday morning of each month, we will be partnering with Tulane and Loyola’s BLSA chapters to serve breakfast to homeless and low-income residents of New Orleans at the Crescent City Cafe.
The mission of the Crescent City Cafe is to serve breakfast to New Orleans’ homeless and low-income residents with dignity and to connect young adults together in service to our community. Crescent City Cafe desires to demonstrate the love of God through actions and words and to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness. Founded in February 2009, the Cafe simulates a restaurant, complete with breakfast specials that change each time. The volunteer servers take orders from guests and run them back to the kitchen, where other volunteers are at the helm — cooking up the orders and plating the food.
Come at 7:00 a.m. SHARP to the back doors of Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., 70115. The back doors are actually located around the block on Pitt St. The streets on either side of the church are Constantinople and Gen. Taylor. We will be done with volunteering by around 10:30 am.
Please click on any of the dates listed below to secure your opportunity to give back to the community! Sign-up fast as the availability for these dates is limited. We have a limited number of volunteer spots available, so please only sign up if you actually intend to come!
Sign-ups for the 2018 dates will be available soon.
Other service projects for 2017-2018
In addition to this month service project, we will also be participating in a legal fair in Decemebr of 2017, which is geared towards assisting members of the Greater New Orleans area with removing barriers that prohibit employment.
As always, we will be collecting toys for needy children at our Annual Martinet Holiday Party.
Lastly, we are excited to revive our involvement with the National Bar Association’s High School Oral Advocacy and Mock Trial Competition, which will begin in the spring of 2018. We will need your help to coach and train an unstoppable team at next year’s NBA Convention, to be held in New Orleans, LA.