September 8, 2020
Message from Our President

Hi Ladies,

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families affected by Hurricane Laura. I know many of us can remember the impacts we had from Hurricane Katrina!

We will continue to have monthly Zoom meetings until we feel it is safe to meet in person. We have many things coming up for the fall that we are planning for. Applications for our 2021 Community Partners are due by September 17th. Please remember that a member of WIP needs to nominate the organization. Also, we will elect our 2021 board members in the October meeting. If you are interested in joining our board please contact me for more information. We also need help with finding speakers for our WIP meetings. If you know of anyone that is a good speaker and will inform (not sell to) us, we would like that information from you!

I hope everyone has had a Happy Labor Day and we will see you soon at our September Zoom meeting. 

Thank You,
Julie Taylor

September 17, 2020, Virtual Meeting Information
Do you know what to do now for your fall gardens? Have you planted vegetables and herbs and want to be sure you are ready for fall and winter? What about those flowers and shrubs? Do you know what to do in the fall? Will Afton of the LA Cooperative Extension Service will inform and entertain us at our September meeting!
Since we are still in Phase 2 of Covid recovery, we will again meet via Zoom in September. Our meeting in August was a lot of fun, thanks to Sandy Hughes.

More importantly, if you plan to join us on September 17th from 11-12, let us know by completing this form. Your response will let us know who to invite to the Zoom meeting.

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Not a member? Attend your first meeting free of charge. Return guests pay $10 at the door. Annual membership dues of $60 cover your cost of all meetings and as well as low cost or no cost entry into some of our special events. Find more information and join our organization online at

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It is that time of the year again! We will be choosing our 2021 Community Partners in October. Your nominations must be submitted by September 17th! There are two documents you will need:
You will also find these forms on our website at
News from Lise Naccari

CBIB, Compassionate Burials for Indigent Babies, is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to provide dignified burials for abandoned or indigent babies in our area. Our dedicated team assists in the funerals and burials of the babies, bringing comfort and closure to their families. We have buried almost 200 babies - our most recent burial was a victim of Covid-19. As we all know, funerals can be expensive. Even a small donation would be appreciated so we can continue our mission. Please check out our website: for additional information. 
News From: Staci Schwittay <>
James Samaritan is also gearing up for our Fashion 4 Foster event that is happening September 24 & 25 at the Southern Hotel. We are in need of volunteers to help us organize, tag, and sort through the clothing. If anyone is interested in helping out, we will be meeting at 834 N Columbia St from 9 am-3 pm June 30, July 9, July 14, July 23, July 29, August 4, and August 13. Feel free to come to any of those dates at any time. For any questions email

James and Arrow is a social enterprise of James Samaritan that sells fun and positive clothing (t-shirts) for kids, adults, and men. 100% of our profits help support and empower children and families in the Louisiana foster care system. We also provide employment opportunities for single moms, youth transitioning out of foster care, and at-risk parents.
Please check the calendar at for the latest updates on FREE community screenings.

Patient Care Boxes
Many patients are facing challenges related to food insecurity as well as acquiring necessary toiletry and hygiene items. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington is addressing this need by providing Patient Care Boxes to those who qualify for assistance.

Food Care Boxes – contains staple food items such as canned and boxed goods, rice and flour as well as perishable items such as produce and dairy

Hygiene and toiletry Boxes – contains essential toiletry items such as soaps, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, and toilet paper as well as sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and face masks.
A gift of just $40 will provide one of these boxes to a patient in need. To donate and support Patient Care Packages, please contact Erica Kelt at

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