Meet Our 2017 Team Pelican Scholarship Winners

Each year, we like to recognize rock star Team Pelican youth savings account members who are graduating high school. Our Team Pelican scholarship awards give high school graduates some extra help paying for college. Scholarships can go a long way and cover textbooks, tuition, meal plans or anything else students might need for their college career. This year, we doubled …

Louisiana-Based Animal Charities

6 Louisiana Animal Charities That Need Donations

I enjoy doing my part and giving back to others when I can. Animal-focused and local charities hold a special place in my heart, and each for their own reasons. The animal-focused charities get their start due to one individual having an enormous heart and passion for animals that can’t speak up for themselves, and the local charities are started …

Giving Donations as Gifts: Is it the Right Choice?

Have you ever thought about giving a donation as a gift? I’ll be honest with you, it never really crossed my mind until recently. It’s hard to shop for other people. Sometimes you just don’t know if someone already has that perfect gift you’ve found for them. Now that deals are around every corner on the internet, people prefer to …

4 Creative Fundraisers You Need to Try

4 Creative Fundraising Ideas You Need to Try

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing fun about bringing a bag of clothes to a thrift store and dropping it off. There’s no grand event. There’s just you reluctantly parting with clothes that you love but never seem to have a reason to wear. It’s like a fashion funeral—you’re not smiling as you toss a majority of your wardrobe into a …

How to Give Without Giving Money

How to Give Without Giving Money

I feel horrible when I’m at the store and there’s a charity outside asking if I want to donate to their cause but I can’t afford to donate. It’s absolutely heartbreaking; I’m standing there after saying “no,” and I see the look in their eyes. Then, I feel ashamed and have to avoid them because I just don’t have the …

Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Hope House

Spotlight On: Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

One of our favorite things to do is give back to charity. Each year, Pelican team members choose a Charity of the Year to focus all of our giving efforts on. Our employee volunteer and fundraising committee, Beak Squad, works together to find fun, creative ways to donate to charity at Pelican – stuff like bake-off competitions, painting nights and …

Spotlight On: Evergreen Life Services in Shreveport, Louisiana

Every once in a while, a business comes along that is doing something extraordinary for the community. Evergreen Life Services is one of those businesses. Evergreen serves, provides for and champions individuals with disabilities. Their strong set of core values set the stage for the unique services they provide. Evergreen helps include people with disabilities in their home communities by …