Toast for NOLA
Dinner

Celebrating SAA volunteers and our milestone of helping build our 200th Home in New Orleans

Toast for NOLA is Shirts Across America’s annual fundraising dinner celebrating where we’ve been and where we’re going. This special event honors all of the families in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) who are still trying to move home 14 years after Hurricane Katrina as well as our volunteers who continue to make a difference in the lives of others.

Whether you’ve been with us since Day 1 or are volunteering with us for the first time this year, we are grateful for your support and your willingness to help others! We could not continue doing the work that we do in NOLA without you!

Please join us this year as we celebrate our biggest milestone to date and share with you the national attention SAA has garnered. This is the one time of year that we make an ask to the Puget Sound community to help support our programs, allowing us to ensure the most amazing immersion trips for the next year of student leaders.

At this special event, we will toast members of our SAA family who have gone above and beyond to create a lasting impact in the New Orleans community and/or in the Pacific Northwest. We hope you will join us!


Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 6 – 9 PM
Join us at 6 PM for beverages. Dinner starts at 7 PM. 
St. Joseph’s Parish Social Hall
732 18th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Tickets: $50/person | $500/table
Buy your tickets for Toast for NOLA here.

Unable to attend? Please consider donating to support our programs by clicking on the Donate Button below:





2020 Washington Volunteer Applications

Don’t miss your chance to volunteer this year!


 

2020 New Orleans Immersion Trip Schedule

Mid-Winter Break Trip
Saturday, February 15 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Roosevelt High School 
Roosevelt Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


Spring Break Trip
Saturday, April 4 – Saturday, April 11, 2020

Olympia High School
Olympia Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


Bellarmine Preparatory School

Bellarmine Prep Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


Sumner High School
Sumner Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here



Summer Break Trip #1
Saturday, June 13 – Saturday, June 20, 2020

Bishop Blanchet High School
Blanchet Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


Seattle Preparatory School
Seattle Prep Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


Holy Names Academy
Holy Names Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here


O’Dea High School
O’Dea Student Applications ARE NOW CLOSED
Adult Team Lead Application click here



Summer Break Trip #2
Sunday, June 20 – Sunday, June 27, 2020

National League of Young Men (Bellevue)
NLYM Student Applications click here
Adult Team Lead Application click here

National Charity League (Bellevue)
NCL Student Applications click here
Adult Team Lead Application click here

St. Joseph’s/The VOICE
Partner Schools


Join us for the 2020 NOLA
Upcoming Information Nights!

Kick Off Events are in full swing for Washington schools! Come to our General Information Events to learn more about the experiences we offer on our trips and how you can become a volunteer with Shirts Across America.

 


2020 New Orleans Trip
Upcoming Information Events

 

 


2020 New Orleans Trip
COMPLETED Information Events

 

Roosevelt High School Information Event
General Information Night
Monday, October 30th, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ Roosevelt High School – Theater
For More Event Information click here
Click to Register for Roosevelt’s Information Night


Olympia High School Information Event

General Information Night
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ Olympia High School – Lecture Hall
For More Information click here
Click to Register for Olympia’s Information Night

Bellarmine Preparatory School Information Event
General Information Night
Monday, October 7th, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ Bellarmine Prep – Campus Center
For More Information click here
Click to Register for Bellarmine Prep’s Information Night

Sumner High School Information Event
General Information Night
Thursday, October 9th, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ Sumner High School – 60 D
For More Information click here
Click to Register for Sumner’s Information Night

Bishop Blanchet High School Information Event
General Information Night
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 – 7:30PM
@ Bishop Blanchet High School
For More Information click here
Click to Register for Blanchet’s Information Night


2020 NLYM/NCL Summer Information Event

General Information Night
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 – 7:00pm
Bellevue, WA COMING SOON!

NLYM/NCL Click to Register for the 2020 Summer Information Night

Seattle Preparatory School Information Event
General Information Night
Thursday, October 17th, 2019 – 6:00PM
@ Seattle Preparatory School – Ignatius 100
For More Information click here
Click to Register for Seattle Prep’s Information Night

Holy Names Academy Information Event
General Information Night
Monday, October 21st, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ O’Dea High School – Student Resource Center
For More Event Information click here
Click to Register for Holy Names’ Information Night


O’Dea High School Information Event

General Information Night
Monday, October 21st, 2019 – 7:00PM
@ O’Dea High School – Student Resource Center
For More Information click here
Click to Register for O’Dea’s Information Night


Core Team Speaks with Rwandan Genocide Survivor

The theme for our Core Team leadership program this year is Global Leadership. Students in the program have the opportunity to hear from and engage with a variety of notable figures who are doing valuable work in their respective fields. At the Core Team retreat, we heard from Renee Firestone, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who tours the country, speaking to ensure the atrocity is not forgotten.

In January, our Core Team had the chance to hear from Rwandan genocide survivor Carine Rusesabagina Kanimba, whose father Paul inspired the award-winning film Hotel Rwanda. During the Rwandan genocide, Mr. Rusesabagina helped shelter more than 1,000 people inside the hotel he managed. The family has since created the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation which works to support peace and help survivors of genocide.

Immediately following Carine, Delena Coby, former Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Nordstrom, spoke to the Core Team about professionalism and job readiness skills. A few of the Core Team leaders were also given the chance to have an impromptu interview!

Any student who has volunteered with Shirts Across America in New Orleans is eligible to apply for the Core Team leadership program. Interested in more information? Email us at neworleans@shirtsacrossamerica.org.