INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are an invaluable asset to our staff.

  • Do you have a life skill/talent (sewing, cooking, budgeting, organizing, etc.) that could help improve the lives of our girls? Contact Beth to discuss how this can be incorporated into the girls' daily lives. 

  •  Are you looking for a regular volunteer activity to assist our girls? We currently have a need of volunteers to accompany staff taking our girls to appointments and outings. Contact Beth to discuss arrangements. 

For the safety of our girls, volunteering is handled in a very selective and discrete manner. 

*All volunteers working directly with our girls must be at least 18 years old.*

GROUP VOLUNTEERING

Your group or organization can engage in a project that supports our girls.

  • Become a grocery buddy! Your group can shop for and deliver the needed perishable food items for our girls: 

    • milk

    • butter

    • eggs

    • cheese

    • bread

    • meats

  • Provide a home cooked meal! Plan, cook and deliver a nutritious, yummy home cooked meal to make the girls' evening special. 

  • Be a holiday helper! Help make the holidays a joyous occasion for our girls:

    • Thanksgiving/ Christmas​: contact Beth for more information

    • ​Easter: create Easter baskets for each girl​

    • Valentine's Day: create Valentine's Day cards to let the girls know they're loved

    • Halloween: create Halloween goodie bags for each girl

  • Spread the word and help our girls! Host a human trafficking awareness event and collect the items from our current wish list to help our girls. 

 

 

For all group volunteering please contact Beth. 

FRIENDS OF FREE INDEED

Thank you to the generous friends of free indeed!

  • In honor of Elizabeth Nader

  • AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana

  • Archbishop Chapelle Alumni, Class of 1976

  • Catholic Women in Action

  • Celebration Church, Slidell

  • Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Kenner

  • Holy Name of Mary, New Orleans

  • Junior League of Greater Covington

  • Knights of St. Peter Claver, St. Rita Court, & All Saints Catholic Church, New Orleans

  • Luling-Boutte Lions Club

  • Most Holy Trinity, Covington

  • Network for Good, Washington DC

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Slidell

  • St. Andrew the Apostle, New Orleans

  • St. Anselm Catholic Church, Madisonville

  • St. Angela Merici Knights of Columbus

  • St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie

  • St. Charles Borromeo, Destrehan

  • St. Christopher Knights of Columbus, Metairie

  • St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie

  • St. John's Knights of Columbus, Folsom

  • St. Joseph the Worker, Marrero

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Orleans

  • St. Mary Magdalen, Metairie

  • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

  • St. Vincent de Paul of Our Lady of the Lake, Mandeville

  • The New Orleans Church, Kenner

  • United Methodist Women, Covington

  •  Young Adult Ministry Council, Archdiocese of New Orleans

James M. Riley, General Manager, Apple Bus Company New Orleans and Author of a book of poetry, “Musings of Unrequited Love.”

Somewhere in dark underbrush

Lay a young girl(s)

Ten maybe thirteen.

Age is not important

Not really.

Only to some.

But not to others.

Not to the ones

Who prey.

But certainly, to the

Ones who pray.

She is broken.

Beaten.

Trampled.

Violated.

Soiled.

She is alive

but barely.

She is breathing.

But unwillingly.

What does she have to live for?

Another apology?

Another defiling?

Day after day

She lives and dies.

Only to resurrect

And Awaken

To brand new horrors.

Only to be caressed

And crushed by the same

Familiar hands.

She does not know

Her perpetrator

Yet she knows him all too well.

She does not yet recognize him,

Yet she has known him

All her life.

Although she does not understand

She stopped asking why.

She just lays in the underbrush

Waiting for her pains to heal.