Assisting and Educating underserved residents in Grand Coteau and the surrounding area.
In the shadow of Thensted Center:
• 30% of families are living in poverty, and 52% of these families include children under 18
• One quarter of seniors aged 65+ live in poverty on fixed incomes
• Nearly half of seniors (45.6%) are limited by the challenges of one or more disabilities
• 64% of Kindergarteners start school behind their peers, and only
20% of fourth graders read at grade level
To partner with us in assisting and educating the poor!
Our most vulnerable neighbors need our support. Your generous resources give us the capacity to enhance the lives of these good people, our neighbors, yearning for some assistance and enhanced educational opportunities. The Thensted Center is committed to its mission to assist and educate the poor. The Thensted Center is a sound, trust-worthy charitable and philanthropic investment for you and your family, whose generous, tax-deductible contributions will have an immediate and on-going impact.
Please consider joining the good work of The Thensted Center.
Use the Donate Button above to donate through Pay Pal or donate by check to:
Thensted Outreach Center
PO Box 268
Grand Coteau, LA 70541
We work to build up people of all ages and social backgrounds, without regard to race or religion, as they strive for healthier, more fulfilling and self-sufficient lives. We provide vital social and community services for more than 250 families-in-need annually, with a commitment to aid any person who seeks help.
With only two full-time staff and three part-time outreach assistants, programming is supported by local volunteers and volunteers from Jesuit High School of New Orleans, University of Notre Dame, Creighton University, and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. We also extend hospitality to community groups who use our meeting space, including an Al-Anon support
program, Boys Scouts, Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies of Auxiliary, and several local schools.
We are funded through the charity of individual contributions, grants, and local businesses and organizations.
Our current annual investment in the community is $187,000.
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IMPACT ON GIVING TO THENSTED CENTER:
MORE THAN 10,600 MEALS FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN SERVED
MORE THAN 16,000 SOCIAL SERVICES THROUGH EIGHT
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
BUDGETING / REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE PROGRAM