A Joyful Way to Give

We are very grateful for the support and dedication of the New Orleans community to Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser. We hope you will also choose to make Poydras a priority in your charitable giving. Consider a corporate or individual patron sponsorship of the Poydras Home 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival.

This year, in place of the traditional Art Show and Patron Party, we are introducing an exciting new event for Poydras and the New Orleans community, a Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival, taking place Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., that evokes the magical memory of Christmas past. Catch the spirit as Poydras Home brings back holiday traditions enjoyed by the young orphans who once lived at Poydras: Corinthian columns wrapped in green garlands, gaily decorated halls, “sing-a-longs,” and a “grand Christmas tree with twinkling lights.” We want to openly share these holiday traditions with our residents, families and the Greater New Orleans community with a celebratory outdoor Tree Lighting & Music Festival that will be free and open to the public. Your sponsorship will support a new community celebration of a first ever tree lighting ceremony of a 30’+ tree on the Poydras front lawn with a musical concert taking place on our uniquely situated grounds on the corner of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue. The event will begin with a holiday-themed Patron Party in the 1857 Hall for our festival patrons followed by an outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony and Musical Concert for the residents, families, friends, patrons and the community to enjoy.

We hope you will join us as we light up the night and light up the season for our residents and the community as we bring back this treasured tradition, Home for the Holidays at Poydras Home.

Event proceeds benefit the mission of Poydras Home to enrich the lives of seniors and their families through personalized care and innovative programming in an intimate, compassionate community. Sponsorships are are available from $500 to $10,000.

We welcome your participation and your support is needed. For more information about corporate or patron level sponsorships of the 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival and Patron Party, call the Philanthropy Department at 504-897-0535 or email Vice-President of Philanthropy Charlotte Thomas at cthomas@poydrashome.com.