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Capital Area United Way – “Power of 9” - The Power of 9 Awards celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and by putting the spotlight on the diversity of volunteers in our community. The individuals, friends, community groups and corporations freely give of their time, talent and energy to help organizations meet their mission. In partnership with WAFB Channel 9 and sponsored by Capital One Bank, we support these heroes in our community by honoring one (or more) special volunteers each month, featured on a segment produced and aired by WAFB. In addition, we recognize all the Power of 9 recipients and highlight the organizations with which they volunteer at a banquet held each January. Nominate a Volunteer: Do you know a volunteer or group of volunteers that have made a difference for you and your community? Please nominate them for the Power of 9 Honors Award today. Nominations are accepted throughout the year (please see attached).  For more information contact Ashley Montagnino at

For more information see attachment.

O'Brien House - 

Save the date for the the O'Brien House Annual Breakfast focusing on today's youth & prevention of substance abuse.  The event will be held on September 13, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave.  Coffee is at 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. is the program.  For more details visit

UREC's College & Career Ready After School Program is Accepting Applications - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Program open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

  • ACT Prep
  • College Readiness
  • Campus Tours
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Homework Labs
  • No Cost to Participate

For more information, contact: Ms. Kathryn Robinson at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or
Download the Application Here!

Flood Proof: Legal Help for Homeowners with Title Problems - Is proving that you own your home a barrier to disaster recovery? Were you denied FEMA or other assistance? Did someone pass away, making you the owner of your family home?

You may qualify for this free service if:

  • Your property was damaged in the 2016 flood
  • Your flooded home is your primary residence or it was and you plan to rebuild
  • Your property is loacted in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, or Ascension Parish
  • You meet income eligibility guidelines

You can reach us in different ways:
Call: 1-844-244-7871
Apply Online:
Walk-In: Monday & Wednesday, 1-4p.m., 715 St. Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA

For more information check out our Flyer

Boys & Girls Club - Great Features Gala a night honoring young professionals

Gala Nominations due September 1.

Do you know a young professional who is making an impact in Baton Rouge? Are you a young professional who is working to improve our community? 

Nominate or apply today for our 2018 Great Futures Gala.

Visit the Great Futures Gala website to nominate or apply by September 1!

SAVE THE DATE - Great Futures Gala - Saturday, March 3, 2018


Battle Autism in BR

In 2010, Chip and Sandi Robinson of Robinson Borthers began the Battle Against Autism with two goals --
First, to raise awareness and acceptance of those living with autism. Second, to support the autism program at The Emerge Center, an early-intervention program for young children in Baton Rouge. Since then, the annual Battle Against Autism car raffle has played a vital role in the transformation and growth of The Emerge Center.

Then                                                                                                                                                                  Now
10,000 sq. ft.                                                                                                                                        26,000 sq. ft.
46 Children in the autism program                                                         Over 100 Children in the autism program
1 Part-time Board Certified Behavior Analyst                               4 Full-time Board Certified Behavior Analysts
1 Day a week of Occupational Therapy                                             Full-time Occupational Therapy department
No Kindergarten                                                                                               1 Pre-K and 2 Kindergarten classes
25 Full-time staff                                                                                                                        70+ Full-time staff

Just look at what the support of our community has done...and imagine what more we can do!

Join the battle by purchasing a raffle ticket to win a 2017 Lincoln MKZ and give more children a chance to thrive.

All funds raised will continue to benefit the autism program at Emerge, allowing them to reach more children in need. Click here to purchase. 
Drawing to take place 9/10. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each. Only 1,500 will be sold.


O'Brien House Essay Contest LA High School Students

Today, many of the youth in our community walk around in silence when dealing with addiction in their family or with a close friend, not knowing who they can talk to, who they can trust or where they can go for help.

O'Brien House is hosting their first essay contest for high school students, grade 9th through 12th grade. The constest's purpose is to offer a creative outlet to young people who have been personally touched by addition in order to provide therapy and increase awareness about the effects of addiction among today's youth.

The contest launched on June 12th, 2017 and will run throughout the summer and the beginning of the school year. The deadline for submission is September 1st, 2017. The winners will be publicly announced and recognized at the O'Brien House Annual Breakfast on September 13th, 2017. The first place winner will be awarded $1000, second place will recieve $300, and third place will recieve $200.

Spread the word and encourage as many high school students as possible to write an essay of their experiences and enter the contest for a chance to win. Together we can make a difference in the healing process in a young person's life by giving them a voice through their writing!

Rules for the contest and guidelines for submission can be found at

Please share the news of this opportunity with others by downloading the flyer or sharing on social media through Facebook and Instagram. Click here to download flyer.

Cancer Services - Captial Chef's Showcase

Click here to purchase Capital Chef's Showcase tickets!

The Can't Miss Event of The Year!

Be a part of something big and join us at the 35th Annual Capital Chef's Showcase on September 7! Enjoy delectable food from some of the community's best chefs, caterers and restaurants, silent and live auctions, gift card and wine pulls, open bars, music, lots of fun and excitement and did we mention a whiskey tasting area sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket? Oh yeah, you don't want to miss this event!

Click here to learn more! See you September 7!



Cancer Services serves over 4,000 people of all ages affected by cancer each year with free of charge programs and services. Your support at Capital Chef's Showcase is critical and enables us to be a vital resource for our community! Come to Capital Chef's Showcase and enjoy great food, auctions, open bars, wine & gift card pulls and lots of fun! Have a great night and make a difference! It's a WIN, WIN! Click here for more event information. Purchase Tickets


We are proud to present an exciting whiskey tasting experience at this year's Capital Chef's Showcase. Sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket, this tasting area will provide a unique opportunity to sample different types of whiskey and your taste buds are sure to thank you. Tickets are $50 and this portion of Capital Chef's Showcase will last from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets


$50 buys you a tickets for a chance to win 1 of 5 sparkling prizes! One lucky winner will receive a gorgeous pair of 2.00 carat total weight diamond stud earrings (valued at up to $8,900) from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, and four lucky winners will receive one premium bottle of champaigne. *Drawing held at Capital Chef's Showcase. Winner need not be present to win. Purchase Tickets

Bridgeview Gun Club - Clays for a Cause

Friday, September 15, 2017

1365 Northwest Dr.
Port Allen, LA 70767

Proceeds to benefit Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge presented by Neighbors. Click here to view brochure.

10th Annual Plane Pull Competition & Festival - Save the Date

October 21, 2017

More information to come.

Consortium 10/31 - Save the Date

The 10/31 Consortium is embracing the heat and ramping up events to celebrate our favorite time of the year...Halloween.

Below is a list of our upcoming events. Day, date, time and venue are listed and each listing includes a link for more information. Coverage of each event is requested and much appreciated.

Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Scavenger Hunt - 6pm - Midnight, Hunt begins at The Station Sports Bar and Grill and ends at Lava Cantina, with the "hunt" taking place all over town.
For more information on the Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Scavenger Hunt, click here.

Ghostly Gala Masquerade Ball - 8pm - Midnight, Location TBA.
For more information on the Ghostly Gala Masquerade Ball, click here.

Fifolet Halloween Festival - Various times, October 26 - 28, 2017, Locations throughout Baton Rouge. Features costumed race, Halloween parade, live music, contests, pub crawl, family and adult fun.
For more information on the Fifolet Halloween Festival, click here.

Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race - 8am, downtown Baton Rouge. This is no ordinary 5k. This is 3.14 mile long race on the Mississippi River Levee is exactly 200ft longer than a 5k. ad, it is Baton Rouge's only Halloween costume race!
For more information on the Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race, click here.

Halloween Town - Family festival immediately following the Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race, downtown Baton Rouge on the levee green next to the USS Kidd.
For more information on Halloween Town, click here.

Baton Rouge Halloween Parade - 2pm, downtown Baton Rouge.
For more information on the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade, click here.