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“It is important for the public to know that many people who beg in the streets are not homeless, that they may suffer from addiction, and that giving them money directly could actually be counterproductive. UNITY encourages giving to organizations that take strategic, evidence-based approaches to reducing poverty, hunger, homelessness, addiction and unemployment. Make Change NOLA supports organizations with a strong track record of service in the community.”

- Martha Kegel, Executive Director

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Supported Agencies

 United Way will distribute annually funds collected through Make Change NOLA to four local nonprofit organizations focused on reducing homelessness and treating substance use disorders and mental illness: