In the face of tragedy, we are honored to play a small part in providing a point of unity and avenue of support for the victims of the Grand Theatre shooting. The popularity of our logo and overwhelming support for the victims proves what we already knew to be true of our generous community. When a need is presented, the community responds; and when we all stand together, we can achieve remarkable things.

Love Acadiana exists to provide ways for the community to love others well. One of the needs we are currently addressing with great urgency are the 280 children who age out of the foster care system each year and the 70 children currently waiting to be adopted in our state. Each of these kids has a face and a story. Those who age out of foster care have shocking rates of incarceration, homelessness, drug abuse, unemployment and early pregnancy. On the bright side, there are over 5,000 churches in Louisiana. We could see every child find a home and the foster care system flooded with safe, loving families if only ONE family in every church came forward. Although the circumstances that brought many of you to our organization are devastating, we hope you will take a minute to learn more about the waiting children and other issues close to our heart. We also hope you’ll follow us for future needs and practical ways to serve in our community.

To continue to support the shooting victims and their families, we will allot all proceeds from our online store sales from 9am until noon on Monday, July 27th to the Grand Theatre Benefit Fund. This is in addition to the sales on Friday before the store was closed. From noon forward we will begin selling and designating proceeds from two special t-shirts which are listed under “Grand Theatre Fund.” All other merchandise will continue to support our other community programs. You can also make a donation to the fund at any Iberia Bank Location.

Thank you for helping us Love Acadiana!

To give to The Grand Theatre Fund click here!