JUNIOR LEAGUE OF NEW ORLEANS: Capital One Bank associates recently donated thousands of diapers and wipes to the Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank. Disposable diapers cost up to $100 per month per baby. The Junior League’s goal is to provide 90,000 diapers to families in the New Orleans area by the end of 2015. Drop-off locations for donations include the Junior League headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St., New Orleans; East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie; Palm Tree Playground, 3011 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie; The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, 938 Calhoun St., New Orleans; and The Parenting Center at Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. For more information about the D iaper Bank, visit www.jlno.org.
ST. MICHAEL SPECIAL SCHOOL: The winner of the 30 Ways to Give Back contest at the Windsor Court hotel was St. Michael Special School. The school earned the most votes and was awarded the grand prize of an event valued at $10,000 at the hotel.
Windsor Court General Manager David Teich announced the winner Dec. 1 as part of the hotel’s annual tree-lighting event. The contest invited the public to cast votes on Facebook for the organization of their choice. The top five vote-getters were Eden House, New Orleans Family Justice Center, Our School at Blair Grocery, Parkway Partners and St. Michael Special School.
CRESCENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: Fiskars, a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors, has awarded one of 30 Project Orange Thumb garden grants to Crescent Leadership Academy in New Orleans, which will receive $3,500 in cash and tools to support its community garden.
Crescent Leadership Academy provides alternative educational services to students struggling with school, offering them another chance to receive a quality education. CLA will use its Fiskars Project Orange Thumb grant to create a community garden called Grow CLA Organic Farm Project, enhance the school’s learning environment and promote civic responsibility.
CHENIER PLAIN CPRA: Columbia Pipeline Group has committed to helping the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration & Protection Authority preserve and enhance the area’s ecological and cultural landscape through a contribution of $50,000. The donation was awarded on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the group’s monthly meeting at the Southwest Louisiana Development Alliance.
The money will be used in support of the Chenier Plain authority’s ongoing efforts to establish, construct, operate and maintain flood control works as they relate to hurricane protection, tidewater flooding, saltwater intrusion and wetland conservation. The Chenier Plain Authority includes Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion parishes.