Mayor Ollie Tyler to Present Charitable Donations During Give for Good
Give For Good Day is coming up May 3. Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofits in our community. It is a day of giving to celebrate the nonprofits in our community and a chance to raise thousands of dollars to make our community even better. And Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is getting in on the giving!
Shreveport mayor Ollie Tyler will be part of presenting this year’s Camping World Independence Bowl Charitable Donation Program recipients with their donations.
According to a press release from the Camping World Independence Bowl, Mayor Tyler will be presenting funds to two organizations that will be matched by yet another.
The Independence Bowl Foundation, along with Mayor Tyler, will present Shreveport Green and the Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation with their donations in conjunction with the Community Foundation’s Give for Good campaign on Tuesday, May 3. Money donated during Give for Good will be partially matched by the Community Foundation Lagniappe Fund.
The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. inside the club level of Independence Stadium.
The donations from The CWIB come right from ticket sales.
Each year, the Independence Bowl Foundation takes a portion of each ticket sold to the Camping World Independence Bowl, which will be donated to non-profit organizations in the area that are aiming to fill identifiable areas of need within the community. This year, both organizations will receive donations of $7,712.
Shreveport Green operates a Mobile Market, which encourages healthier eating habits by increasing healthy food options and decreasing costs of those options in food deserts. The Mobile Market delivers food items fresh from local farms to community centers, health centers and schools located in food deserts in the area.
The Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation plans to use the funds to offer a community youth physical health summit targeted toward at-risk youth from lower-income families. The goal of the summit will be to educate participants on health, hygiene, diet and physical activity, especially as it relates to childhood obesity.