Photo provided by Supriya Jindal Foundation for LouisianaÕs ChildrenÑSupriya Jindal, left, wife of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Raising caneÕs owner Gwen Graves are seen with restaurant mascot Cane II beside the We Give Books ReadMobile at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School of Literature and Technology in New Orleans.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION: Bobby “The Cajun Cannon” Hebert was one of the sponsors of the Hornbeck Offshore Bobby Hebert Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic presented by Ray Brandt Infiniti, which recently took place at Lakewood Golf Course. Other major sponsors were Whitney Bank, NOLA Lending and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. To help fight CF, call the Louisiana chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (504) 455-5194.

YMCA CAMPERS GET DENTAL CARE: YMCA of Greater New Orleans summer campers will receive free dental screenings as well as oral health and prevention education through Colgate’s Bright Smiles Bright Futures program. The Colgate BSBF Dental Van Program also will provide the YMCA campers with oral care kits containing toothpaste, brush and brushing instructions.

“The Y’s focus areas include youth development and healthy living, with a strong focus on chronic disease prevention. Our partnership with Colgate is a natural fit,” said Gordon Wadge, CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans.

For information on the YMCA of Greater New Orleans, contact Sharree Walls at For information about the dental program, visit

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA: The Home Depot Foundation has made a $100,000 grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of $1.8 million in grants announced for 10 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in eight states. These grants will be used to refurbish or build 416 housing units for homeless veterans, as well as many of their family members.

In New Orleans, the money will be used to replace the roof of the Volunteers of America single-room-occupancy facility on Canal Street. This permanent supportive housing complex will serve an additional seven male and female veterans in New Orleans.

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION: High school students preparing for culinary careers will have an opportunity to participate in the ProStart recipe contest being launched for the 2014-15 school year by the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation in partnership with Camellia Brand.

During the fall semester, students will develop recipes featuring one or more Camellia Brand products. The winner will receive a $5,000 award, and the runner-up will receive a $1,000 award, payable to the school to support the ProStart program.

ProStart is a two-year culinary management program for high school juniors and seniors with a curriculum designed to teach students culinary techniques as well as restaurant management skills.

HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: Employees and representatives of Raising Cane’s participated in a volunteer day at the Hollygrove Market and Farm on July 11, in connection with the opening of the restaurant’s location at 3235 S. Carrollton Ave. The event was organized by Crescent City Connections, a nonprofit that customizes volunteer experiences.

WE GIVE BOOKS: Kindergarten students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School of Literature and Technology in New Orleans recently received books through the collaborative effort of the Pearson Foundation’s We Give Books initiative, the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children and Raising Cane’s.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE: The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded $65,000 in grants to 13 Boys Hope Girls Hope homes across the country, including $10,000 to New Orleans. Boys Hope Girls Hope is an organization that provides continuous support and opportunities to youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. For more information on Boys Hope Girls Hope, visit