NORTHSHORE FOOD BANK – serves the needs of the most vulnerable in our community by providing food, clothing and dental care.
BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE – to support the Women’s Clinic at Grace House which helps provide accessible medical care for the female residents, whose programs validate each individual as an important member of our community while promoting personal responsibility in a life of recovery.
OUR FRIENDS CLOSET - a non-profit with the goal to provide hygiene products to middle and high school students in need. Each day hundreds of students classified as homeless, some staying in shelters, sleeping in motels or staying at someone else’s home cannot afford the things other students take for granted.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES BARONNE ST. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING –
New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter. This program serves homeless families with children birth to 16 years for a period of 9 to 12 months.
SECOND HARVESTERS FOOD BANK – distributes meals to hungry families in our community. For four years PLANO has made a donation to Second Harvesters.
THE JUDAH ACADEMY – is a missions-focused creative arts training program for youth.
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE - prepares a loving home and atmosphere along with college preparatory education to New Orleans area boys and girls.
LAFAYETTE CHARTER SCHOOL - Their mission is to create a positive learning environment for general education enhanced with agricultural concepts and technology, to benefit students, the school and the community
NEW ORLEANS MISSION – a faith based homeless shelter/rehab center for men and women. PLANO has donated paper products and food for their annual Thanksgiving meal.
NEW HEIGHTS THERAPY CENTER – a leading provider of hippotherapy and therapeutic riding services for children and adults with disabilities – medically proven therapies use horseback riding to promote strength, muscular coordination and range of movement.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS - Their mission is to take a comprehensive approach to moving underprivileged women from dependency to self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs as related to work, family and community.
STAIR (START THE ADVENTURE IN READING) – A non-profit literacy program to improve reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary students.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – PLANO has made donations in the past to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and also contributed gifts at Christmas time for the patients.
UNITY OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS – a nonprofit organization leading a collaborative of over 60 agencies providing housing and services to prevent, reduce and end homelessness.
HOGS FOR THE CAUSE – a non-profit organization that focuses on children and their families who are fighting pediatric brain cancer. Funds raised help cover extraneous expenses such as airfare, hotel and childcare costs. Proceeds also defray medical expenses.
NO KID HUNGRY – a campaign to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER – is a program at Children’s Hospital that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation, intervention and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse.
LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – to help with a new site in City Park to mark New Orleans tricentennial in 2018. The move from the 19th century warehouse the museum now occupies will include an additional 26,000 square-foot outdoor environment allowing the museum to expand its programming to include a nature center.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE – a donation was made to The Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) program which offers extraordinary education and training on how to manage, acquire, and negotiate resources, especially related to the oil and gas industry.