Other Philanthropic Endeavors
Children's Bureau of New Orleans
[ Our GM Larry testing out one of our kid's Spiderman bike! ]
For Christmas, LANTEC's New Orleans office adopted a family in need through the Children's Bureau of New Orleans. Our staff and students generously donated toys and clothing for the children of the family - a 7-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. We made sure Santa checked off all the items on their list!
To donate to the Children's Bureau of New Orleans. click here.
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital & St. Jude Clinic
For Christmas, LANTEC's Baton Rouge office held a toy drive for the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. The donations from our staff and clients went to not only the children at the hospital, but also to the children at the St. Jude Clinic affiliated with OLOL.
To donate to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, click here.
To make a donation to end childhood cancer through St. Jude, click here.
St. Mary Council on Aging
For Christmas, LANTEC's Lafayette Office held a supply drive for the St. Mary Council on Aging. Staff and students donated items such as toiletries, clothing, and other games or entertaining goods to be used by the elderly in need.
To support the St. Mary Council on Aging, click here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana & the Children's Hospital of New Orleans
For Halloween, LANTEC staff and students at all three locations participated in a "SPOOKTACULAR Toy Drive" with Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana. All toys were donated to the kids at the Children's Hospital of New Orleans.
To donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana, click here.
To donate to the Children's Hospital of New Orleans, click here.
Anniston was born with a genetic condition called Krabbe disease. Krabbe is undetectable through ultrasound and children born with Krabbe look perfectly
healthy at birth. Krabbe is a rare, terminal disorder that affects both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Her prognosis given at 6 months
old was 2 years old, but in April 2019 she turns 6!
Anniston has limited mobility in her arms, she is non-verbal, and peg fed; however, she is very smart. She knows most colors, shapes, and animals. She knows how to control an eye-gaze device (which is a large iPad that is moved by eyes instead of touch). Anniston also has a lot of equipment that travels in and out of the vehicle every time her parents stop somewhere, including her wheelchair, suction machine, feeding machine, oxygen tanks/compressor, and diaper bag.
In September 2019, Leukodystrophy Awareness Month, Anniston's parents started a raffle to save money for a new van to make their travels much easier. The new van will allow them to load and unload Anniston (along with all of her equipment) without removing anything from her wheelchair - it simply locks into place. LANTEC employees had the opportunity to participate in the fundraiser and sold 120 tickets! Thanks to LANTEC's gift-matching program, Anniston received over twice the value of the tickets to put towards her new ride!
[ Our Executive Assistant Alexa giving Anniston her check! ]
UPDATE:The raffle was a SUCCESS and Anniston and her family are enjoying their NEW VAN!
Keep up with her journey on her facebook page: Always Anniston
To donate through Hunter's Hope Foundation click this link: https://www.classy.org/team/251175