NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Link Stryjewski Foundation announced that it will donate $100,000 to Son of a Saint, the local non-profit association that supports and accompanies young fatherless men. The three-year financial commitment will help build the Link Stryjewski Foundation Dining Hall in the Ochsner Health Son of a Center Saint Bivian Lee Jr. the opening is scheduled for spring 2022. The facility will serve as the permanent headquarters of Son of a Saint.
“We are pleased to be able to make this continued commitment to Son of a Saint,” said Chief Donald Link. “Since the inception of the foundation, we have proudly contributed over $700,000 to various non-profit organizations in our community to help end the cycle of poverty and violence. The young men who graduate from this program are the future of our city, and we are honored to be part of the solution.
“Our commitment to local nonprofits has remained strong over the past two years, as many have faced interrupted regular fundraising cycles due to the pandemic,” said Chief Stephen Stryjewski. . “In 2021, we were able to donate $100,000 to support these organizations. We look forward to renewing our commitments and bringing more events back to the public. »
The Link Stryjewski Foundation Dining Hall will be a space where Son of a Saint mentees will gather not only to spend time over freshly prepared meals, but also for culinary education, cooking classes, chef demonstrations , and more.
“The Link Stryjewski Foundation has been a valued partner of Son of a Saint for many years. This level of support allows us to strengthen our efforts and fulfill our mission without sacrificing the quality of work and the family atmosphere that are so essential to the effectiveness of our organization,” said Sonny Lee, founder and CEO of Son of to St. “This donation will further support our mentees; our new facility will improve and increase the consistency of our core programs. This will directly foster the positive environment needed to serve our young men and provide countless experiences for the entire Son of a Saint network for years to come.
Son of a Saint exists to transform the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, life skills development, exposure to meaningful experiences, and the formation of positive, lasting peer relationships. The organization gives the boys it serves the tools they need to become productive men. Additionally, Son of a Saint facilitates educational, recreational and experiential programs and mental health services.
The popular Link Stryjewski dinner series will resume in 2022 and plans for Bal Masque 2023 are currently underway.