Coast Professional Inc. Donates to Louisiana 4-H Foundation

6/19/2017 4:56:00 PM

The ACA member company raised money for 4-H through its Dress Down for Charity program.


Coast Professional Inc. presented a check for $4,870 to the Louisiana 4-H Foundation at Coast’s West Monroe office this month.

Coast’s donation is a result of the company’s Dress Down for Charity Program in which employees donate $20 or more for the option to wear jeans and business casual attire for the month. This donation includes the employee contributions from Coast’s West Monroe, La. office and the company match of up to $1,000.

The employees voted to donate proceeds from the April and May fundraiser to the 4-H because of the organization’s positive impact on the community.

“When the Board of Directors created the Dress Down for Charity program, organizations like 4-H came to mind,” said Roxanne Baker, president of Coast in a news release. “The program was created to make a positive impact within the local community and further reinforce the value of charity throughout our organization. The Louisiana 4-H Foundation has made a significant impact on the area’s future leaders and inspires qualities in our children that are the basis for success. Coast is honored to be able to provide this donation to the Louisiana 4-H Foundation.”

All proceeds will benefit local children and help support 4-H’s mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. As the nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow.

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Pictured above, from left to right are Christopher Brown, senior director of operations at Coast, Tara Garlington, assistant extension agent from the Louisiana 4-H Foundation and Markaye Russell, extension agent from the Louisiana 4-H Foundation.