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On The Importance Of Advocating For Children’s Mental Health

CBNOLA President and CEO, Paulette Carter and Board of Directors Vice Chair, Dana Labat speak on the importance of advocating for children’s mental health on WBOK 1230AM’s Morning Show with Oliver Thomas.

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CHILDREN’S BUREAU TO BENEFIT FROM FOLGERS RESILIENCE RUN / WALK COMMEMORATING KATRINA 10th ANNIVERSARY

Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will partner with the New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) for its Folgers Resilience Run / Walk on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.

 

“Focused on the perseverance and spirit of New Orleans, the Folgers Resilience Run / Walk will welcome runners and walkers of all skill levels who want to celebrate the City on a significant date in its history,” says an official from the New Orleans Track Club.

 

Funds generated by the event will be donated to ten local nonprofit organizations, which have contributed to New Orleans’ growth in the past decade, including Children’s Bureau.

 

Registration for the Folgers Resilience Run / Walk is now open online at www.runNOTC.org. When participants register, they are asked to designate a charity of their choice. Children’s Bureau is promoting the event and asking the community to select Children’s Bureau of as its designee of the proceeds.

 

For media inquiries, please email NOTC.PR@gmail.com

 

Annual Bowling for Children’s Bureau Set for Thursday, May 28

The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will hold its annual Bowling for Children’s Bureau fundraising event on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the new Fulton Alley complex.

  

The event is especially critical this year as the state has consistently cut funding for children’s mental health services year after year; last year we had to eliminate five critical positions due to state funding cuts.  

 

It’s the fifth year of Bowling for Children’s Bureau, which has become a popular team-building outing among co-workers with several companies around town participating year in and year out, including Entergy New Orleans, Siemens, Reily Food Company, Cox Communications, and many more.

 

“Fulton Alley is a great new venue in town. The food and fun of watching bowling, plus the affordable ticket price make the event a great night out for friends and co-workers.” said Paulette Carter, CEO of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans.  “Events such as this help fill the gaps that are created as a result of reductions in funding.  We need the community’s support and that of the businesses in town to serve the city’s neediest youth.”

 

Individual tickets for “Bowling for Children’s Bureau” are $50 in advance and can be purchased by calling the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans office at (504) 525-2366.  Tickets will be $60 at the door. Admission to the event includes complimentary food, a featured specialty cocktail and free beer. A full, cash bar will be offered, as well.

 

There are also bowling lanes open for teams of six. For more information on teams, call Joy Banks at the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans offices at (504) 525-2366.