Things People Don’t Think About Donating

Being from Louisiana, we’ve seen first-hand how quickly you can lose everything, which is why giving back is so important. Giving back isn’t all about doing a 5k or participating in a school fundraiser selling chocolate. There are so many people in need of the simple things such as toiletries, first aid items, and food. Think back to Hurricane Katrina …

Meet Our 2019 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Our team members get such joy out of receiving our Team Pelican Scholarship submissions each year. Louisiana is filled with so many bright, service-driven high school students, and we’re honored to be able to provide scholarship awards to them! We’re excited to share our 2019 Team Pelican Scholarship award winners, including the winner of our two new awards, the Pelican …

Spotlight On - Life of a Single Mom

Spotlight On: The Life of a Single Mom

“Raise your hand if you are or ever have been a single mother.” “Raise your hand if you were raised by a single mother.” “Now, raise your hand if you have ever known and loved a single mother.” With that last question, the hand of every single team member shot into the air at Pelican’s Family Reunion, our annual employee …

Why is a Business Plan Important for Success?

Creating a new business can be quite stressful and fearful all at once. There are many questions to answer. What resources will you need, what is your vision, and how will you bring the vision to life? There is a quote that I often think about when it comes to starting a business, and it states, “Make your vision so …

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How to Make the Most Out of Couponing

Are you tired of looking at your grocery receipt and wishing the final amount was lower? We’ve always felt the same way—that’s why we always recommend using coupons. Couponing is a great way to help whittle down that large monthly cost! Many people think that couponing is a lot of work for little payoff, but that isn’t really the case. …

Spotlight On: OPTIONS in Hammond, LA

Hammond, Louisiana, holds a special place in my heart. I am very proud to say that I had the opportunity to spend four amazing years in the city at the local university. I spent years of my life there before moving to Baton Rouge with my husband. It’s so great to see a local organization that dedicates their passion and …