NEW ORLEANS, La. (BRPROUD) — The season of giving is upon us, along with all the good food, family time, and presents, the holidays are also about helping those around you.
While money can be tight for many families this year due to inflation and the rising cost of living, there’s still a way for people in Louisiana to give back to local non-profits and charities.
Split Second Foundation is a program that helps people with disabilities reintegrate back into society. Founder of Split Second Foundation, Mark Raymond, says one of the best ways to give back aside from money, is your time.
“I think one of the biggest things that people can give is their time, right? Checking in with loved ones, you know, volunteering with an event, doing something in the community,” said Raymond.
According to their website, Split Second Fitness is the first facility in Louisiana dedicated to people living with paralysis, stroke or amputation.
“Funding for the nonprofit ecosystem. It’s important, because you never know when somebody is going through. You never know if the health care system just isn’t giving somebody all the services that they need. And there’s a nonprofit that’s filling that void,” said Raymond.
Raymond also says most non-profits rely on federal grants and donations. So, no donation is “too big, or too small”.
One opportunity to donate is on “Giving Tuesday”. This year it falls on Nov. 28.