Every school year we bring hands-on lessons to thousands of students in their science classes, and we continue the environmental education in the summer with NORD campers. Because we get the opportunity to dig deeper with these students, we're absolutely dedicated to connecting our lessons with actions they can take home. This Tuesday, on GiveNOLA Day, we're raising money to meet a federal funding shortfall for those NORD summer campers.
We're raising $1,500 to cover an internship stipend and staff time devoted to creating new materials and lessons for our expanding summer camp curriculum. On top of that, three of our wonderful board members are running campaigns to raise $500 each for LED light bulbs, insulation snakes, and light switch plates that students can decorate and keep to bring energy efficiency home with them!
Schedule your donation today to make sure that these campers know that saving energy, saving money, and saving the planet keeps going all summer long!
Energy Wise Alliance works to improve the lives of the people of Louisiana, especially those in need. Low-income New Orleanians face some of the highest energy burdens in the country, with energy bills eating up nearly 20% of their income. When our residents struggle to pay their bills, their nutrition, healthcare, and other necessities get left behind. Our energy efficiency programs reveal affordable, accessible methods that anyone can use to take control of the energy in their home and live more comfortably.
When we fight to improve household efficiency, we aren't just fighting to lower energy bills, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. We're fighting to help families move out of poverty and improve their health outcomes. Our expansion beyond Orleans Parish is just getting started. Join us in our work as a one-time or monthly donor.
YOUR GIVING, AMPLIFIED
In 2019, in addition to our education and outreach with Energy Smart in Orleans Parish and Entergy Solutions across the state, we're piloting programs with after-school clubs, job training with opportunity youth, and advancing education opportunities in Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes. Every dollar you give goes to help local ratepayers, local contractors, local nonprofits and local businesses thrive. The ripple effect of a single dollar will be felt for years to come as program participants save on their utilities and reinvest those savings into their families and our community.
Help us create a more sustainable Louisiana and give help to those who need it most. Your donation is tax deductible and helps us to be flexible with our education effort throughout the year to maximize our energy saving message. Energy Wise Alliance is a public charity and most donations are tax deductible under IRS section 501(c)3, please consult your tax adviser. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.