The Thomas More Loyola Law School American Inn of Court wholeheartedly supports Covenant House New Orleans, an organization that has provided a safe haven for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in our city for 30 years. Covenant House helps to get kids off the streets, reunite them with their families, and get them employed.
Our Past President, Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Madeleine M. Landrieu, introduced us to Covenant House last year and this year we continue in our support of the great work of and support provided by Covenant House. Dean Landrieu began volunteering with Covenant House as a young lawyer and now serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. Her passion for Covenant House's mission is contagious and has inspired our entire Inn to get involved.
We are touched and impressed by the resilience of these young people and the dedication of the staff who work with them. Covenant House has a central focus on mentorship, service, and community, which runs parallel to the mission of our own Inn, and so we know that we can count on the support of our Inn members for the “Sleep Out” on November 16, 2017.
Several members of our Inn will spend the night sleeping out on the sidewalk - with nothing but a sleeping bag and a cardboard box - as an expression of solidarity with nearly one million homeless youth here in New Orleans and across the United States.
Covenant House is the HIGHEST RATED non-profit in Louisiana (by Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluator), so you can be confident that your support would be used effectively and efficiently. They are also 79% dependent on private donations to continue their critical work.
Thank you for considering a gift to help us reach our goal.
Team Inn of Court