The Barman’s Fund has been raising money for a year and a half and then adopting non profits such as A Child’s Wish to share their success with. The genesis of the organization is made up of bartenders and owners who work a specific night donating all of their tips and holding raffles. The proceeds going to various non profits.
A Child’s Wish was their very first benefactor in 2012 and the organization was the non profit chosen to be their first anniversary recipient in 2013. The Barman’s Fund has contributed more than $20,000 to help make dreams come true. And to date, the local chapter has contributed more than $150,000 to more than 45 New Orleans causes.
President Bill Schwartz in on the left. Next to Barmans fund representatives, George White, Barmans President, David Naser and barmans founder, Holly Williams. Katie Pendergrass was unable to attend.
Come join in the fun for the Mom’s Day 2013 5k Fun Run / Walk on Sunday, May 12 along the Mississippi River Trail! Meet us on the levee near Shrewsbury Rd & River Rd at 9:00am (Walk/Run begins at10:00am). The River Shack Tavern will host our route so stop in, relax, and get a drink with an umbrella in it.
Mom’s Day is excited to help support the efforts of A Child’s Wish granting special wishes for Louisiana children facing critical illness. A portion of registration fees go directly to supporting this cause!
Our raffle of the Contender Fishing Boat was a HUGE success, and it’s time to congratulate our winners and again thank our sponsors!
- The winner of the fishing boat, motor, and trailer was R. DeCastillo.
- The second prize winner of the Yeti Ice Cooler was Rashmi Mendoza.
- The third prize winner of the rods and reels was Ted Pennison.
Our 2nd Place Prize Winner
This is a photo taken of Bill Schwartz, 2013 President of A Child’s Wish, presenting the Yeti Ice Cooler to the 2nd prize winner of the raffle, Rashmi Mendoza. The ice cooler was donated as a raffle item by Greg Bent of Bent Marine.
Our 3rd Place Prize Winner:
This is a photo taken of Bill Schwartz, 2013 President of A Child’s Wish, presenting to Ted Pennison the four rods & reels he won as 3rd prize in the raffle. The rods & reels were donated as 3rd prize by Greg Bent of Bent Marine.
A Very Special “Thank You”!
We want to thank Randy Adams and the Fourchon Oilmens Association , Greg Bent and Bent Marine, Lionel Dowling and the New Orleans Boat Show, Chad Adcox and the Northshore Boat N Fishing Show, and all the volunteers who helped make this the most successful fundraiser of all time for ACW. We also want to thank all who purchased tickets since they made this happen and will now allow us to grant wishes for children in Louisiana who have a life threatening illness or condition
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP TO THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY PARTY with Barman’s Fund NOLA!
The Barman’s Fund Nola would like to thank everyone at Serendipity for letting us throw our first real shin dig in their fine establishment. Thank you Serendipity crew for all your help!
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE BARTENDERS OF SERENDIPITY WHO DONATED THEIR TIPS TOTALING $884 FROM WORKING THIS PARTY!
Our raffle raised $1260 bringing the total BMF donation to A Child’s Wish to $2144!!!!!!!!
Pat your backs, and get drunk for good Karma more often!
Want to help make wishes come true for Louisiana children while enjoying a great night of fun and friendship? Please join us on Thursday, November 15th from 5 – 8 pm at The Rusty Nail at 1100 Constance Street in New Orleans for our first “Cheers for a Child’s Wish” fun night.
Each month during 2013 we will have a happy hour party at a different bar around New Orleans, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting A Child’s Wish. So please join us in helping dreams come true for our local kids! Stay tuned for the list of which bars “Cheers for a Child’s Wish” will be at next!
A Child’s Wish of Louisiana is so proud that our own Lenny Alsfeld has been named to the City Business 2012 “Money Makers” List! Making this list means that Lenny not only does a great job helping his clients and building the local business climate, but also spends a great deal of time giving back to the communitywith organizations such as A Child’s Wish.
Congratulations Lenny from all of us here at A Child’s Wish!
We grant many wishes for children who want to visit Disney or meet a famous person. But not Yasmien!
This courageous young lady’s wish is to be a model. And while we can’t make her a model, we could certainly help her feel like one, if even for just one great day. A special thanks goes out to photographer Vicki Stanwycks who helped make this possible.
Browse Photos from Yasmien’s Photo Shoot:
Read more about Paul, a young man from metro New Orleans, who recently had his wish granted to spend a day with the New Orleans Saints in training camp. A special thanks goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Benson and the entire New Orleans Saints organization and players who helped make this incredible wish possible.
Read the story of young Amerion and the wonderful wish he had granted as he spent with the New Orleans Hornets – including Head Coach Monty Williams and many of the players. We want to extend a special “Thank You” to the entire Hornets organization for helping make this wish come true.
Kickball Association Members Come Through with Big Donation to Help Grant Children’s Wishes
The local club members to the World Adult Kickball Association met with Board members of A Child’s Wish of Louisiana to hand over a sizeable donation to underwrite Children’s wishes. Dave Stitcher, Director of the Monday night Crescent City League, and Becky Neeb, Director of the Wednesday night NOLA league, were both on hand to present the earnings from a weeklong tournament.
Their adoption of A Child’s Wish was based on the organizations 30 year old non-profits success in helping to make wishes come true. Future fundraisers are planned for next year.
The Board gratefully accepts the gift on behalf of our children.
A Special Thank You
A special THANKS to the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA Kickball) leagues for their generous contributions to A Child’s Wish. To the Monday-LA-Crescent League, Dave Stitcher and the Wednesday-la bayou NOLA league, Becky Neeb, we truly appreciated your hard work and dedication to your leagues and including A Child’s Wish to be a part of it.