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 …

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 …

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3 Meaningful, No-Cost Ways to Give Back to Animal Shelters

I would do anything for an animal. There’s something so impossibly beautiful about these creatures that live alongside us every day. They seem so different from us, but the more we interact with them, the more we realize how similar we are. Animals save lives just like humans do, whether it’s a therapy dog trained to detect seizures, or a …

Spotlight On: Dreams Come True of Louisiana

Our team members have voted and chosen our 2018 Charity of the Year—Dreams Come True of Louisiana! Pelican’s volunteer and fundraising committee, the Beak Squad, has already started planning FUNdraisers to benefit this special organization. The goal of Dreams Come True of Louisiana is to restore the beauty found in the dreams of the children. They provide happiness, support and …

These Charities Need Your Help This Christmas

Christmas is one of our favorite seasons here at Pelican—the season of giving. We’ve talked before about whether giving donations as gifts is the right choice for you, and we wanted to talk about some great national and local Louisiana charities that really could use the extra funds this Christmas. Find out what these charities do for those in need …

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 …