Celebrate Star Wars Day By Raising Money For A Great Cause
This Star Wars Day, which is May 4th (get it, May The Fourth Be With You), you can celebrate your love for the franchise while helping to raise money for a great cause.
Bossier City's East Bank District will be hosting the "May The Force Be With You" Star Wars Day event supporting Geaux 4 Kids and Project Geaux Bags. The event will take place with multiple East Bank businesses, where a portion of all sales will be donated to Geaux 4 Kids and Project Geaux Bags.
Here's how Geaux 4 Kids describes the event on their registration page:
"Geaux 4 Kids, Inc. and Project Geaux Bags invites you out to the East Bank District in Bossier City to support our mission of helping abused or neglected children who are removed from their home through no fault of their own and placed into protective custody of foster care."
The mission of Geaux 4 Kids is to create emergency bags for kids who are transitioned into protective custody and/or foster care. Often this transition is jarring, and in emergency situations. The goal of these bags is to provide items the kids will need, and comfort the kids deserve.
Each bag contains:
Pack of Underwear
Pillow and Blanket
Water and Snacks
Toiletry kit (toothbrush, shampoo, etc)
Maybe most importantly, a note of encouragement from another child
Since 2013, Geaux 4 Kids have distributed 10,000 Geaux Bags, with each bag carrying an approximate cost of $100. That means there has been more than $1 million worth of Geaux Bags that have impacted kids lives in the state.
During the Star Wars Day event in Bossier City, you'll get to hang out with plenty of other Star Wars fans, some in costume, as well as a fully functioning R2-D2 unit. This little guy moves, dances, and beeps like he just came off a movie set. Make sure to bring the kids out to get a picture with him for sure.
You can find more details on the event here.