Second Lining for
a Good Cause
October 28, 2023
Tucks Charitable Foundation
The Tucks Charitable Foundation was Founded in 2017 by Parade Captain Lloyd Frischhertz and Dracos Morvant.
Their vision of greater service to the Krewe Of Tucks Family and overall membership base was what inspired them to act. In addition to assisting and aiding the Tucks members when in need, the New Orleans Community and those individuals who are less fortunate are at the heart and soul of the Foundation.
Children's Hospital, Krewe De Camp and Magnolia Community Services are 3 of the Major Benefactors of the Foundation and have been integral in every event planned since the Foundation's inception.
Over $100,000 has been raised by the Foundation for various charities across the Gulf South.
The Foundation regularly hosts volunteer events across the city for its members, friends and family to join and participate. Recently, the Foundation sent over 40 volunteers to Second Harvest Food bank of New Orleans and donated $5,000 to their mission of fighting hunger during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Umbrella Walk & Gumbo Gras
The Annual Umbrella Walk & Gumbo Gras is a celebration of carnival, charity, heart and soul where funding is raised for local non-profits. The Walk features live music, a second line marching parade, and a Gumbo Gras Cook-Off competition!
The Umbrella Walk is be led by Jazz Marching Bands and includes carnival dance groups, circus performers, and appearances from the current Krewe of Tucks Royals!
New kid-friendly features have been added to the event for families to enjoy! A ‘Little Friars’ art decorating section has been added for children to decorate their very own second-line Umbrella for the walk, as well as, a Decorated Wagon parade which will be included in the Umbrella Walk!
Their mission is to provide comprehensive pediatric healthcare which recognizes the special needs of children through excellence and continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management.
To be the regional medical center for children and Transform pediatric healthcare in Louisiana today improves the health and wellbeing. of kids tomorrow.
Magnolia Community Services works with individuals to help them achieve their vocational and personal goals and ensure their access to safe, affordable housing and all the wonderful cultural and community resources our region has to offer.
In our work, we incorporate best practices and innovative strategies in our daily interactions with the people we support.
We continuously research and implement better systems for service delivery so that we remain at the top of our industry. We are able to do this through the combined efforts of our loyal and dedicated employees and the support of our generous donors.
Krewe de Camp's mission is to provide a traditional, overnight summer camp experience to children with developmental disabilities while also giving their parents and caretakers a much needed rest.
They operate the one week long camp without charging the campers or their caretakers any fees so that the experience is available to all families regardless of financial need.
The Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Their mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
UP21’s mission is to provide family support, educational services and outreach to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and their educators, and to promote understanding and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome.
UP21 has hosted speakers that are world-renowned experts in Down Syndrome research, as well as, year-round community events for those with special needs.
As of the 2023-2024 school year, UP21 is helping to support the G.R.A.C.E. program at Archbishop Hannan High School by providing funding and supplies to aid in the inception of this worthy program.
split second foundation
20.6 million Americans live with some form of ambulatory disability, requiring a mobility device.
Many of these people face an isolated world with few social interactions, health complications, a higher risk of suicide, a shorter life expectancy and few places to turn to.
Split Second Fitness is the first facility in Louisiana dedicated to people living with paralysis, stroke or amputation.