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Scholarships for Kids' of Injured Workers in Louisiana-Kids' Chance Awareness Week

When a worker gets injured on the job, it doesn’t just affect them — it affects their entire family, especially their kids.

Help Support the Kids’ Chance Mission During Awareness Week Nov. 7-11, 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is the state chapter of a national organization that awards scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers' Compensation Act or law. Since 2004, LBF Kids’ Chance has awarded 331 scholarships totaling $825,000.

Learn more about Kids’ Chance, come to our party-

What:               An event to raise awareness of the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program during Kids’ Chance Awareness Week

When:               Friday, November 11, from 5-7 p.m.

Where:             Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA

LBF Kids’ Chance and Urban South will celebrate Kids’ Chance Awareness Week by hosting a meet and greet on Friday, November 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. with some current and former scholarship recipients; Jacob Landry, Molly Cvitanovic, and Tyran Nogess. Jacob, the founder and president of Urban South Brewery, was one of the first recipients of a LBF Kids’ Chance scholarship. Refreshments are compliments of Cvitanovic Towing and $1 for every pitcher of beer sold will be donated to the LBF Kids’ Chance Fund. The event is kid and dog friendly.

 

You can support LBF Kids’ Chance by shopping at these vendors, click here for details-

·         11/7/22 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 11am-11pm, in Algiers, 4150 General De Gaulle Dr NOLA

·         11/9 at Kendra Scott store, 5pm-7pm, at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, mention LBF Kids’ Chance

·         11/9 and 11/10 Kendrascott.com, enter code: Giveback-clffi at checkout

·         11/9 Raising Cane’s in Baton Rouge, 10020 Perkins Rd, from 4pm-8pm, mention LBF Kids’ Chance

·         11/9 Raising Cane’s in New Orleans, 1406 St. Charles Avenue, from 4pm-8pm, mention LBF Kids’ Chance

 

Click here to become a LBF Kids’ Chance Sponsor or make a one-time donation.

 

 

LBF Kids' Chance Dean's List Senior Sponsor

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce Lunsford Baskin and Priebe, LLC is a Dean’s List Senior Sponsor of the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. They have committed to donate $5,000 a year for four years.  The LBF Kids Chance Scholarship program is for the children of workers who have been permanently and totally disabled or killed on the job in Louisiana. Thank you, Lunsford Baskin, and Priebe, LLC.

For information to become a Kids’ Chance Sponsor, click here.

Photo caption-Lunsford Baskin and Priebe presented LBF President Chris Ralston with a mock check at the Kids’ Chance Awareness event at Urban South on November 10.

LWCC Partners with LBF Kids' Chance

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC), hosted their inaugural speaker series at the new Foster Learning Center at the LWCC headquarters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, December 8. This special occasion raised $43,000 and directly benefits the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. The event featured Billy Beane, MLB executive and subject of the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film, Moneyball.

LWCC has historically supported LBF Kids’ Chance through a golf tournament. “LWCC is our longest standing partner and fundraiser for the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program,” states LBF 2021-22 President Chris Ralston, “and for that we are so grateful. When a worker is severely injured or killed on the job, it doesn’t just affect the worker – it affects their entire family. Kids’ Chance helps them reach their educational dreams. LWCC’s support has enabled us to award 322 scholarships in the amount of $794,000 since 2004.”

LBF leadership is pictured with some of the event’s gold sponsors. Pictured L-R: Kelli April, Ringler Settlement Group; LBF Kids’ Chance committee Co-Chair Patricia Bonneau; LBF 2021-22 President Chris Ralston; Rob Cowan, Brown & Brown; and Mark Romero, Brown & Brown.

Kids' Chance Awareness Week was a Success!

  • Governor John Bel Edwards declared November 8-12, 2021, LBF Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in Louisiana.
  • Committee members prepared care packages for the current scholarship recipients. The packages included swag from some of our donors, gift cards to local restaurants, snacks, ball caps, koozies, phone stands, and lots of school supplies.
  • LBF representatives, committee members, and some of the current and past students attended the Urban South Brewery Kids’ Chance meet and greet.
  • Tyran, a first year LBF Kids’ Chance scholarship recipient, was awarded the Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship from Kids’ Chance of America.
  • Thank you to Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC, the premier Dean’s List sponsor, for committing to $5,000 a year for four years.

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is a national initiative designed to highlight Kids’ Chance scholarship programs in 49 states across the United States. Kids’ Chance believes that we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by workplace injuries by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals.

If you have any questions, please contact our Donor Services Manager Danielle Jordan Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.

To report misappropriation, fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds, travel to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s website: https://www.lla.la.gov/report-fraud

 

 



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