Loyalty and Generosity Is Contagious

“HE NEVER LEAVES WITHOUT HIS BREAD PUDDING.”
-Reconcile’s Glenda Rhode-Pausina on Mr. Bill Scott

There is no doubt that Café Reconcile has an abundant following of loyal customers. The eldest of them may just be Mr. Bill Scott. Mr. Scott and his family dined in last week, bringing a sense of normalcy back into the building. He ordered his usual—smothered chicken and rice and gravy with sweet mashed potatoes—and “he never leaves without his bread pudding.”

TAKING YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY SERIOUSLY

It is important for our diners to know that we take our health and safety measures very seriously. Face coverings are required upon entry, and we are happy to provide any customer with a face covering should they forget to bring their own. Our Hancock Whitney Courtyard is open for seating for those who would prefer to sit outside, or if our inside seating reaches maximum capacity. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Café Reconcile.

TAKING RISKS AND CHASING DREAMS

For the Program Team’s fourth Zoom Alumni workshop, program director Kathy Litchfield will continue to lead our young people on a topic titled Risk: Choosing Courage in the Face of the Unknown. By participating in large-group and breakout room discussions, Alumni are reminded that they are not alone in today’s battle against unemployment.

Your support enables our young people to take risks and chase dreams. Thanks to your generosity, Alumni who attend three out of the five workshops will be eligible to receive Client Financial Assistance Grants, helping them cover immediate needs like transportation and child care.

THANK YOU, WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE!

Last Wednesday, the Catholic Community Foundation hosted the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) annual Celebration Mass and check presentations at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. During the gathering, $173,000 in grants were disbursed to this year’s 18 presenting organizations in the focus area of Youth and Young Adult Development and Empowerment. Thanks to your support, Reconcile New Orleans shared video clips highlighting our recent work with Alumni and the online workshops that you helped fund. Your generosity is contagious, as Reconcile was among the 18 organizations to receive a $10,000 grant from the WGC.