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Whole Foods Donates 1% Back to Mothership Foundation on Feb. 7, 2014

January 28, 2014

1%_Week_ICE_MetroShop at any Whole Foods in New Orleans metro area on Friday February 7th, 2014 where 1% of sales will be donated to MotherShip’s Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign. Mark your calendar! See attachment for other worthy non-profits participating in the program.


RESTORE THE BAYOU CANOPY

January 5, 2014

RESTORE THE BAYOU CANOPY

A PROJECT TO REPLACE TREES ALONG BAYOU ST. JOHN LOST DURING HURRICANES


Bayou Canopy Fundraiser

November 2, 2013

WHAT: Restore The Bayou Canopy Fundraiser

WHEN:Thursday, November 14, 2013. 7 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:Pearl Wine Co. in The American Can Building

WHO:The MotherShip Foundation, producers of the annual Mid City Bayou Boogaloo

Entertainment by Trio Mollusc, featuring Ed Volker of The Radiators

HOW:Tickets are $50 for individuals, $75.00 for a couple. Includes wine and food. http://www.flavorus.com/wafform.aspx?_act=eventtickets&_pky=198049

All proceeds benefit the MotherShip Foundation’s ongoing efforts to replace Oak Trees lost to Hurricane Katrina and Isaac

On Nov. 14, 2013 from 7-10pm, MotherShip Foundation will host a fundraiser and auction benefitting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign, an effort to replace the Bayou St. John oak trees lost to Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. Tickets, which include wine and food, are $50 for individuals or $75 per couple—with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.

Two days after the November 14 fundraiser, MotherShip Foundation will plant three large live oaks along Bayou St. John, made possible by funds generated from the annual Mid City Bayou Boogaloo. The Mid City Bayou Boogaloo is the music and arts festival held each May on the banks of Bayou St. John.

This year’s Mid City Bayou Boogaloo raised over $30,000 to support the “Restore The Bayou Canopy Campaign.” Earlier this year, MotherShip Foundation planted five, new 200-gallon live oak trees along Bayou St. John. The November 16 planting includes one 300-gallon live oak and two massive 670-gallon live oaks.

We are thrilled to have surpassed our original goal to replace 5 of the 8 trees lost to Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac,” said Jared Zeller of MotherShip Foundation. “The 8 trees we will plant in 2013 are a testament to the success of The Mid City Bayou Boogaloo and the widespread appreciation of our beautiful neighborhood,” he said.

On hand at both events will be artist Marlin Miller, the tree sculptor whose recent Mid City Bayou Boogaloo creation stands on the banks of the bayou on the corner of Orleans Ave and Jeff Davis Pkwy.  At the fundraiser, Marlin will to share his story and auction off a few of his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Shell with Orb

For tickets locally visit Pearl Wine Co. in the American Can building at 3700 Orleans Ave. MotherShip Foundation encourages supporters to visit the online auction items such as gift certificates, bar tabs, trips, jewelry, art, unique items and creative New Orleans experiences like parade rides or staycations at http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=413&viewType=1


Restore the Bayou Canopy

November 8, 2012

MotherShip Foundation, the nonprofit that presents The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, is announcing a new campaign to replace four live oak trees along Bayou St. John between Dumaine and Lafitte streets. Two live oaks were lost during Hurricane Katrina, while Hurricane Isaac has taken another two. These trees have provided shade and improved the quality of life for neighborhood residents for decades, if not centuries! They increase property values while adding to the picturesque view along Bayou St. John.

The MotherShip Foundation is seeking partnerships to help plant four new live oak trees and ensure that they are cared for properly. MotherShip hopes to plant sizable trees to fit the scale of the location. Initial plantings are expected to cost nearly $30,000. However, the job does not stop there. Parks and Parkways requires any tree planted in a public space to be covered by a service contract, which ensures proper watering and guarantees the trees for one year.

This is where we need your help. The service contract alone will exceed $10,000 in the first year. Our bayou’s landscape needs your help to keep these trees watered, pruned, and cared for in times of inclement weather. Rather than spending time and resources trying to find new sponsors every year, MotherShip Foundation is hoping for neighborhood leaders to step up to this call and become long-term Tree Sponsors.

Tree Sponsors will receive an engraved plaque placed near the trunk of the tree and can choose to have their own name or business name engraved, or they can dedicate the trees to a loved one or a meaningful cause. All Tree Sponsors will also be acknowledged in all press releases and at a formal tree dedication ceremony, which will be held in the spring of 2013. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Ranger 

$7,500 and up (2 available)

  • 670 Gallon live oak tree near Orleans Ave.
  • Exclusive tree sponsorship to include a permanent engraved plaque near tree
  • Invitation and speaking opportunity at tree dedication event in the fall of 2013
  • 8 VIP credentials during Bayou Boogaloo 2013
  • Inclusion in all press releases and promotional materials
  • Stage mentions during Bayou Boogaloo 2013
  • Maintenance and watering contract for one year

Farmer

$5,000 and up (3 available)

  • 300 gallon live oak tree
  • Exclusive tree sponsorship to include a permanent engraved plaque near tree
  • 6 VIP credentials during Bayou Boogaloo 2013
  • Inclusion in all press releases and promotional materials
  • Stage mentions during Bayou Boogaloo 2013
  • Maintenance and watering contract for one year

Gardener

$2,500 – $4,999 (5 available)

  • 200 gallon live oak tree
  • Exclusive tree sponsorship to include a permanent engraved plaque near tree
  • 4 VIP credentials during Bayou Boogaloo 2013
  • Invitation to tree dedication event in spring of 2013
  • Maintenance and watering contract for one year

If you have ever felt the magic of an afternoon walk, canoe trip, or sunset gathering along Bayou St. John, then please consider making this tax-deductible donation and becoming an active part in preserving this pristine piece of nature in the heart of our city. This is your opportunity to be a part of the magic!


SAVE THE DATE

September 5, 2012

NEW ORLEANS – It is with great pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that the MotherShip Foundation announces the 7th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival that will be held Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19, 2013 on the banks of historic and beautiful Bayou St. John. Over the last seven years, Bayou Boogaloo has experienced tremendous growth. 2012 was a milestone year for what has quickly become on the South Louisiana’s signature cultural celebrations. Last year as New Orleans celebrated the annual Festival over 30,000 locals and visitors reveled in music from three stages, dined on delicious food, sampled unique local culture and enjoyed the Boogaloo Art Market.


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