Awareness Event - April 20, 2023
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Listen to Kids is honored to present "Homeland Security Investigations; A Victim-Centered Approach to Trafficking". We have been working with Homeland Security to provide needs for victims of human trafficking in the New Orleans area since June, 2022. Two of our partner agents will be sharing their process of addressing trafficking in our area. This atrocity is happening in our own back yard, and awareness will help protect our local families and kids.
We'll need volunteers that night to support the event. We're hoping to host hundreds of people, so we'll need help with the following:
- friendly greeters
- directing to bathrooms, auditorium, parking
- LTK "ambassadors" answering questions in the lobby
- picking up trash after the event
- praying before the event
To sign up for any of these jobs, please complete the form in the sidebar (or scroll down if you're on your phone).
Juvenile Justice Awareness Day (JJAD)!
JJAD a resource event for local families hosted by the Orleans Juvenile Court. There will be TWO JJADs in 2023:
1. Saturday, July 15, 2023, 10am to 2pm (school supply give away)
2. TBA, December 2023 (toy give away)
both at the Orleans Juvenile Court parking lot
1100-B Milton Street
JJAD is a FREE festival where kids and caretakers/parents can connect to resources, have a snack, make friends, learn about services available to them, and receive gifts.
We’re always coming up with NEW ideas & projects you can help with!
Assemble Overnight Toiletry Kids
An item often requested by Covenant House and NOCAC is an overnight toiletry kit.
Most of the kids these two organizations work with are homeless or in transition between living environments. Toiletry kits provide them with single-use portions of shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and an encouraging handwritten note.
Nothing makes you feel loved like a handwritten note from someone who understands. We don't want the kids we help to feel abandoned. We want them to know we're out here, thinking of them! This is something you can do on your own, at home. Just email or text us to set up a time/place for pickup in the New Orleans area.
When shelters and crisis centers need clothing, we shop! We could always use stylish people to help us pick out clothes to donate.
Delivering clothes, books, or other items.
We deliver donations often to Covenant House NOLA, Boys/Girls Hope, NOCAC, Salvation Army NOLA, and other organizations that help local kids in need. When we get lots of donations, we could sure use some help delivering around the city!
Social Media Marketing
We need people who can be trusted keepers of the Listen to Kids brand on social media. We're looking for help keeping up an active presence on all of our channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIN, Alignable, and YouTube. This includes "liking," "loving," and "sharing" appropriate messaging from other content creators online as well as interacting with any messages Listen to Kids receives through social media. Content creation is also welcomed.
We're local, y'all. So part of our branding is the creativity and entrepreneurship people expect to find in NOLA. If you're artsy, we'd love to display your work and give you credit, as long as it's relevant to our mission.
We can always use:
*fun and informative or just plain encouraging videos
*art we can give away to promote awareness (Wouldn't it be SO COOL to have a LTK Mardi Gras bead medallion, and get parades to throw them? Or what about a new t-shirt design for LTK? Or a LTK Christmas ornament, that would remind you of the cause every year? The possibilities are endless. I'm all about making stuff.)
Before you get started, email Michelle with your ideas. email@example.com We'll work with you to make sure your creation is usable.