New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation
Our 7th Global Gift Registry will launch on November 14, 2021 to support the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation (“NOMAF”). Please consider purchasing a gift HERE to support performing artists in New Orleans.
New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation was founded in 1998 and provides comprehensive medical care and social services to local musicians, performing artists, cultural workers and tradition bearers. New Orleans is the birthplace for Jazz, and NOMAF strives to ensure that the musicians who are the heartbeat of the community have proper healthcare, social services and community programs. When the pandemic shut down New Orleans’ tourism in 2020, NOMAF quickly pivoted from not only providing medical care but also delivering healthy food and other household goods. Many musicians live on merely $18,000 annually and need live music and tourism to survive and feed their families. In June 2020, NOMAF launched Makin’ Groceries, a program providing weekly, delivered care packages of nutritious groceries, prepared meals, community health education materials and lagniappe to over 100 elderly and medically vulnerable patients and their families. With access to healthy groceries and recipes curated by NOMAF employees and community volunteers, clients lost weight or stabilized their high blood pressure and diabetes. This is a pandemic success story that the Global Gift Registry loves to support!
It takes a village. Multiplying the injustices many New Orleans’ musicians were already facing, Covid-19 and the robust 2021 hurricane season leaves many families with increased shelter and food insecurity. NOMAF continues providing services to families living in poverty but goods are costly, supplies always run low and funding continues to be a problem, particularly now as our economy recovers. The New Orleans’ community needs our help now. Our 7th Global Gift Registry will support NOMAF’s Makin’ Groceries program securing basic necessities such as kitchen supplies, household goods, personal care items, books, clothing, gift cards and so much more. Created in Spring 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis, the nationally recognized Global Gift Registry’s online platform organizes a giving drive that feels very much like a “virtual baby shower.” Using click-to-purchase technology through our phones and computers, we can collectively support those in need all over the world.
How you can help? Please join us in showering NOMAF with gifts of love and support by clicking HERE to purchase a gift. The cost for items begin at 99 cents. We intentionally list all price points so everyone can participate. Each gift goes directly to someone in need.
How can YOU Participate in our next Global Gift Registry?
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will serve as a “Host” for the Global Gift Registry. Serving as a Host is super easy and rewarding! We list the names of Hosts on the promotional materials and request the following from you: (1) Purchase a gift from the Global Gift Registry. Every gift counts. We select a wide range of products to encourage broad participation.; and (2) Share the Global Gift Registry Target link with family, friends and colleagues asking them to join you in buying a gift to support women, children and families. The Global Gift Registry provides sample copy that you can forward via email, text and/or post on social media. The virtual options are endless!
- If you don’t want to serve as a “Host” but would still like to participate, our Global Gift Registry is live. You (and/or your corporation) can purchase a gift HERE from the online registry and then consider sharing the Target.com link with your network.