Young Athletes Lead by Example: Sports Character 101

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Gardere, Louisiana is a high-poverty, high-crime neighborhood and there are needs for youth development programs. Gardere Youth Alliance was born from the heart of coaches providing care and support (through sports) for at-risk youth that are looking for structure and direction. We at C.A.R.E. Foundation are excited that through our focused character building and workforce development training we can help youth strive to build better futures.
sportsmanshipOf course, the way a team plays as a whole determines its overall success. With that understanding it’s clear that sports will always be sports and talent will always be talent–but the right mindset of those individuals to conform as a team has the ingredient of success. The ingredient for our Sports Character Program is for success in life though sports and training.
As coaches, we determine the kind of experience our young athletes have. Now we can extend our reach both off the field and court. We are thankful to have this opportunity to make a difference in the example set by young athletes today. We look forward to implementing to the principles of SEL Athletics and making a difference in the world on child at a time.
The C.A.R.E. Foundation looks forward to working with Gardere Youth Alliance.

~John Westly Stewart (Founder & CEO)

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3 Things to Consider Before Donating to Your Favorite Charity

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation and our community depend on caring people to make gifts based on his or her income or financial assets.  We have already accomplished so much! These gifts combined with the collective generosity of others make the greatest impact on needs of our youth, families and educators both locally and nationwide.

The C.A.R.E. Foundation understands and appreciates how the giving of your donation is truly a kind and compassionate getsture.  We ask that as you prepare to make any type of charitable gift, consider the simple guidelines below to direct you in getting the most from your generous contribution.

Your Donation is a direct Investment

Any gift to a charity should be seen as an investment, and you want to invest in a charity that will make a major impact on its recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction.

Understand the Tax Benefits of Giving

An added benefit to giving is that most charitable donations are tax-deductible. To receive a tax deduction, you will need the proper documentation when filing your income tax returns.

Decide How You Will Give and How Much

donations-to-charityFinancial donations are the most popular charitable gifts, but there are other ways to help your favorite cause. Many organizations will accept property and goods, as well as your time. There are many options on how to give, including donating directly online, by mail, through payroll deduction or through giving stocks and securities.

Additionally, find out if your employer will match your charitable gift. This will even further maximize your investment.

Thank you for all your support!

~The C.A.R.E. Foundation

Why Volunteer?

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volunteers-needed-the-care-foundation-baton-rougeBe of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
Gillian Anderson

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
Allen Klein

For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It’s very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer.
Derek Jeter

I mostly like to travel and volunteer because I get antsy if I stay in my comfort zone for too long. Eden Sher

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Volunteering at A.R.T. Academic Resilience Training in our Baton Rouge Location.

We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I’m lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what’s out there and see what’s happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.
Jennifer Garner

volunteers-needed-for-non-profitThe idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives.
Brandy Norwood

You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.
Rob McKenna

Too often in our communities many families have not even been aware that certain charities exist; and at the same time, there are many who are willing to volunteer their energy and their resources to help these charities, yet they do not know these charities even exist.
Dana Rohrabacher

Find out what Volunteer Opportunities are available today!

Volunteers in Louisiana Needed for Youth Sports Character Programs

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The Sports Character Program wants you! Please Call The C.A.R.E. Foundation at 225-806-0237 or
For more information on volunteer opportunities E-Mail us directly at: jstewart@care-foundation.org
For more information about The C.A.R.E. Foundation visit: http://www.care-foundation.org