2019 GUMBO Gathering - Lafayette December
Gain Understanding Make Better Opportunities
About This Campaign
We know this can be the busiest time of year, so feel free to make a quick trip or stay for a bit! We will deck the halls and be full of merry while serving up snacks and refreshments starting at 4 p.m., and it won't end until 7 p.m. So stop in, bring your donations and join us for a little holiday fun!
About the Attic Trash and Treasure Sale:
Inner Wheel has been running this garage sale on steroids since 1991. Through coordinating the sale of donations given from the community, over the past 28 years, this event has raised more than 2 million dollars for local charities, including a whopping $225,000 from last year's event alone! The next sale will take place in Baton Rouge during March 2020, and LOPA's foundation has been selected by the organization as one of the recipients of proceeds. Our longtime volunteer, board member, and organ recipient Wendy Haspel Lipsey has worked tirelessly to connect us with this fantastic charity. We couldn't be more grateful for her efforts, and we are excited to help collect donations for the event.
Location / Venue
- 121 Rue Louis XIV
- LOPA Office
- Lafayette, LA 70508
- Dec 18, 2019 04:00 pm to
- Dec 18, 2019 07:00 pm
Campaign to Support LOPA Foundation
About the LOPA Foundation: With a core purpose of Working for Hope, Working in Honor and Working to Heal, the LOPA Foundation solicits and receives donations to support LOPA’s efforts to educate and celebrate the everlasting gift of organ and tissue donation. Gifts made to the LOPA Foundation help increase LOPA’s capacity and honor the thousands of Louisianians impacted by donation each year. The LOPA Foundation has been designated as a 501(c)3 charitable and tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is treated by the IRS as a supporting foundation to LOPA.
About LOPA: Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) was established on April 1, 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. LOPA is federally designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid as the organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for servicing the state of Louisiana. LOPA is tasked with two main objectives; housing and maintaining the Louisiana Donor Registry, and recovering organs and tissue for transplant. LOPA partners with professionals throughout the state, including eye banks and all hospitals within Louisiana, to accomplish its life saving and enhancing goals. Education is key to this process, and our staff offers a variety of educational opportunities for the public and professionals within our state.