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SGMP Louisiana Gives Back

It is important to our organization to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Under the leadership of Zondra Jones, 2nd Vice President, SGMP Louisiana participates in quarterly community engagement projects.

Summer 2022

It is estimated that 15 million children in America do not have access to school supplies.  Our Summer 2022 Community Involvement Campaign is underway.  Members brought school supplies to the July meeting  for elementary school aged children in Kenner!  The majority of children attending this school meet the criteria for homelessness and desperately need the supplies.  Plan to bring you donations to the August 11th  meeting!  Here is a sample of some of items already collected.






Spring 2022

For the third year, we collected non-perishable food items including peanut butter for the Spread the Love Campaign.  This year our donations and collected items were delivered by Melissa Lee to the "Bless Your Heart Foundation" non-profit located in Larose, Louisiana.  Many residents are still experiencing the impact of Hurricane Ida in this area of the State.  Additional items collected

included socks and underpants for 4 to 10 year old children, school supplies, cracker and pretzel snacks, gold fish, teddy grahams, single serve non-refrigerated juice or sport drinks.





Fall 2021:

LeAnna Toups Bennett led the Community Involvement Initiative for Fall 2021.  She organized the Chapter Initiative to join with the LaNIGP's collection drive to benefit Blue Star Mothers Program.   LaNIGP  prepared care packages to send to the many local female soldiers and service women deployed in other countries.  She collected and dropped off the items donated.



Winter 2020/Spring 2021:

Back for a second year, we raised $300 to purchase peanut butter for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. 




Spring 2020:

Peanut butter is a shelf-stable source of protein that food banks need continuously. We were able to deliver 40 jars of peanut butter and $20 cash to the Northshore Food Bank. 


"We so appreciate the Society of Governmental Meeting Professionals choosing to support Northshore Food Bank through a peanut butter drive.  It was such the perfect promotion to “spread the love”. J  Peanut Butter is always one of the top most needed items as it is an item in the staple box we provide, but is also one of least donated as it is a higher priced item in the stores.  We are always grateful for those donations."

- Yvette Roussel, Northshore Food Bank




Fall/Winter 2019:

Socks are the number one most requested item in homeless shelters nationwide. We collected 252 pairs of socks and donated them the Bishop Ott Shelter ran by St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge.


Contact US

SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884





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