Fall has arrived! It has been an eventful time here in New Orleans and at the Baptist Friendship House. In September we held our annual Back-to-School Bash in which we were able to give away over 100 bags of school supplies to our community. Some of the back packs came from New Orleans Homeless Children and Youth advocates. Of course there was food......what's a good party without hotdogs and nachos? We appreciate the volunteers and partners that helped us put it together and have some fun meeting a need in our community.
October included our Up2HOPE Fun Day and Fall Fest. The Fun Day is designed to be a time for us to continue building relationships with the girls from the summer. It is a time for them to just be girls and catch up with friends made during the summer. We also offer after-school tutoring during the week for those that need it.
Fall Fest is our annual event that we do on Halloween night. This year's theme was "Who Dat Got Talent?" We had a stage for karaoke and several games for the kids (even big kids) to play. We were able to provide a safe place for the community to have fun.Thanks to your support through prayer, giving, volunteering, etc., we are able to offer these events to our community. We are able to meet with them where they are and as they are. We serve an amazing God that allows us the opportunity to serve Him by loving on people that other wise may not experience true grace and compassion.