Skål New Orleans held a raffle at its March meeting at the Jack Rose Restaurant in the Pontchartrain Hotel, with 100% of the funds going directly to the Ukrainian Refugee Fund established by Skål International. A dozen of their 100 members donated prizes to the raffle and the 60+ members in attendance raised $4,100 bidding on them. The next day the Club emailed their membership letting them know what was raised, and an additional $600 was received. Their Club donated $300 for a total of $5,000 which has been sent to the bank of record.
This is the 2nd fundraiser New Orleans has had in the past 3 months. During their Holiday Auction, they raised $8,916 ($1,000 of that was contributed by Skål Boston) with the funds going to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. This foundation assists Louisiana’s hospitality employees in the same way that the Florimond Volckaert Fund assists Skålleagues.
Skål New Orleans says their members have always put others first and have stepped up to the plate when asked and are so proud of their team. We couldn't agree more. This is what Skål is all about. Way to go New Orleans! #wearestrongertogether