CAUW Donates $6,500 to Stand for Children LA

Current Events & News, Early Childhood Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Who We Are | 04/29/2021

Stand for Children Louisiana

Stand for Children Louisiana graciously thanks CAUW for their contribution to our organization. 100% of this grant will go directly to our members. We will support three families with $1,000 given to their child’s licensed early learning center as a direct payment; five families with $500 to support ongoing adult education, and one family with $500 for both categories.

Thanks to generous supporters like CAUW, we are able to continue our work to empower parents and families to ensure every student has access to a high quality education. We are proud to share CAUW’s press release and thankful for the investment.

To join CAUW in support of Stand for Children Louisiana, please click here.

Stand for Children Louisiana Receives ALICE Grant From Capital Area United Way

BATON ROUGE,  La., April 29, 2021 – Stand for Children Louisiana received one of the Capital Area United Way ALICE Grants to assist in benefiting the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population in our local area. The grant totals $6,500.

The ALICE population is those working residents that are struggling to make ends meet, have little or no savings and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. ALICE encompasses those households struggling to afford basic household expenses and emergency situations, despite various forms of income. Forty-nine percent of CAUW’s service area is defined as ALICE and/or living in poverty.

"We are so thankful for CAUW’s vision and leadership during this pandemic, and the resources made available to local nonprofits so that we may support our members during uncertain times," said Carrie Griffin Monica, Executive Director of Stand for Children Louisiana. "With this funding, we will provide at least nine families with economic relief, freeing some income for other necessities. We will support access to quality early education and households pursuing additional education, all for households that fell into the ALICE population because of the pandemic."

“We are thrilled to support Stand for Children Louisiana in their efforts to support directly the ALICE population and their individual household needs,” said Edy Addison, Director of Community Impact and Initiatives. “Because of the challenges caused by the pandemic, we will continue to work with Stand to determine where additional challenges may be addressed to improve lives for the ALICE population.”

To learn more about ALICE visit www.cauw.org/ALICE.

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Capital Area United Way

For more than 96 years, Capital Area United Way has touched thousands of lives in our 10-parish area. We envision a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good in education, income stability, and healthy living. To learn more visit www.cauw.org.

We are so thankful for CAUW’s vision and leadership during this pandemic, and the resources made available to local nonprofits so that we may support our members during uncertain times.

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