Needy of Greater
Baton Rouge

2746 Berlin Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70814
(225) 248-1020

Needy of Greater Baton Rouge Testimonials

Read testimonials from some of the wonderful people we have helped and worked with over the years in the support of the needy in our local community.


I would like to take the time to thank you for helping my grandson and myself in our time of need. It’s people like you that mean so much this time of year. And let’s not forget all throughout the year. So I wish everyone on your staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God bless you All.


Leigh Montagnet

Dear Mr. Arceneaux, My name is Leigh Montagnet and I am a young life leaden at the Dunham School. I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your support of all the ministry in Baton Rouge. I know several kids who have come to know Christ recently as a result of the gospel. I am so excited to see how your work will continue to walk in the lives of my kids at Dunham. Thanks again!


John & Gaynelle, Live Oak Methodist Church

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, your family, and The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge for the outpouring of love and financial support you have provided. You have helped us feed many Livingston Parish families and provided hams and turkeys for the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas. You also blessed many U.S. Veterans at the Veterans Home in Jackson, Louisiana by providing them with fresh fruit at Christmas. The fruit provided to the shut-ins in December was also greatly appreciated.


Without your support in our endeavors, we would not have been able to provide these services and gifts. You are wonderful Christian people and are always willing to share what God has blessed you with.


Michael J. Acaldo, President & CEO of St. Vincent de Paul

On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and, more importantly, on behalf of the needy we serve, we want to thank you for your generosity and support of our efforts to reach out to the poor and homeless in our community Some people measure a community’s success by its employment rate, per capita income or economy. But we believe the best measure of a community’s success is the way it cares for its most vulnerable citizens. We thank God for you and The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge because you serve as an example of what can be accomplished when we focus on making our community a better place for the poor.Your support of our activities has helped us to help thousands of people in need.


Last Christmas, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge played a critical role in our community by providing hundreds of toys for children who would otherwise have had nothing under the tree on Christmas morning. We, and the children we serve, are indebted to you for your generosity. We also appreciate your donation of cooked turkeys for the holiday season. You helped us to serve hundreds of meals over the holidays.


There is a long list of efforts and initiatives that were successful because of your support. The work you do with WBRZ and Pat Shingleton’s Coats for Kids is phenomenal, and we salute you for the impact you have made through this effort. Our annual Build a Basket effort last spring would not have been successful without your support, and we thank you for helping us to bring the bright life of faith into the lives of children who may not have known the true meaning of Easter. Through our Uniforms for Kids effort, last year alone you helped us to provide over 24,000 uniforms to more than 12,000 needy children, saving them from the humiliation of attending school without the proper attire.


We are so grateful that you share our concern for the poor and homeless in our area. We encourage our community to support you and the mission of The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge. We have seen firsthand the difference you have made in helping our community to become a better place for the poor and homeless. If there is ever anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sincerely yours in Christ,
Michael J. Acaldo President & CEO