In 2016, we proudly donated $8,000 to the St. Stanislaus Marine Science program.
The 2017 Fais-Do-Do Beneficiaries are:
Marine Science Program at St. Stanislaus is designed to prepare students with real world experiences in the discipline of marine science. Topics will focus on the physical properties of water, ocean currents, tides, marine ecosystems and life zones, marine flora and fauna, marine ecology and conservation and marine technology. Emphasis will be placed on field work and laboratory work that will focus on sampling methods, water quality testing and the use of modern technologies to monitor marine life and sedimentation here in the Bay of St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico. When appropriate, the beach and the pier are used as outdoor classrooms. Students will use seines and cast nets to collect organisms from the Bay. These organisms will be studied in the lab in the students’ aquarium that they must maintain throughout the course. Students will also learn how to properly record and interpret scientific observations and data collected from the field and the lab. Upon completion of this program, students will have a better understanding and appreciation for the local environment and how anthropogenic activities can affect our ecosystems.
Hogs for the Cause is a nationally recognized charity that raises money to help families with children who are suffering from brain cancer. Hogs for the Cause has partnered with Children’s Hospital in New Orleans to provide on-campus housing to families who need it most, when they need it most. The Hogs House is a multi-million dollar project that offers these families a place to stay outside of the hospital where children are able to socialize with other kids, parents have a support system, and teams have ongoing opportunities to interact with these families. The Hogs House, scheduled to open in 2017, will serve as on-campus housing for families from outside the New Orleans region who have a child receiving ongoing healthcare treatment at Children’s Hospital. The multi-million dollar expansion will include 14 family suites with private bathrooms. The common areas will include 2 family lounges, kitchen spaces, and a laundry room. Hogs remains committed to supporting families of pediatric brain cancer directly, and the House will alleviate one more burden for families who need to travel to New Orleans for treatment.
Fais-Do-Do Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN# 47-4929443.
Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.