December 2020 - Letter from the Director

Updated: Dec 2, 2020


There are hundreds of organizations asking for your donation today, why choose Walls?


Collective Impact. When you give to the Walls Project you are contributing to a collaborative organization of 100+ dedicated creatives working year-round with hundreds of other nonprofits, schools, and churches with mirror missions to improve the community. Results matter. Since 2012 Walls Project and our partners have leveraged local philanthropic and national grants to achieves these outcomes:

  • Generated over $3,000,000 for creative and technology industry professionals

  • Trained 2000 underserved teens in computer coding and digital arts

  • Launched technology training for adults and veterans unemployed due to Covid

  • Expanded our community farm to full capacity at BREC Howell Park and added three satellite sites at EBR schools to fight food insecurity

  • Reactivated over 7 miles of blighted corridors by harnessing 45,000+ volunteer hours to clear 180 tons of trash from streets and vacant lots in Mid City & North BR

  • Transformed 125 buildings with monumental murals and sculptural installations

Contribute and Engage. Walls needs your help to reach our goal and your gift matters! This is the first coordinated effort in the Baton Rouge region with foundations and corporations adding significant incentives to match community donor participation. Donate before midnight to multiply your impact, and message us to get engaged in the weekly coalition meetings addressing equitable access to education, fresh food, and wrap-around services for the working poor.


#OneRouge Coalition. With COVID causing the world to work online, The Walls Project was able to embrace this perceived setback to instigate community-wide meetings to align passions and work. Every Friday morning at 8:30 for the past 36 weeks the EBR Community Check-in has become a hub for collaboration. Now more than ever we must continue to work together – publicly, privately, and philanthropically – to initiate a copasetic future for our region. Building on this momentum, we have expanded to launching the Food Insecurity Coalition (EBR) with the Capital Area United Way, as well as our pre-COVID collaborative campaign #ONEROUGE, elevating practitioners who are working tirelessly to reduce the barriers out of poverty.


Huge thanks to the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, Capital Area United Way, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for coming together to create the 225 Gives platform on #GivingTuesday.


Read through the full December 2020 Newsletter here!


Sincerely,

Casey Phillips

Executive Director

The Walls Project

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