Published on April 13, 2017
On Sunday, March 26, 2017, nearly 300 guests gathered at the Audubon Tea Room for the 34th Annual ACCESS Jazz Brunch and Auction, which supports the Pro-Life Services of Catholic Charities. The theme for this year’s event was “Live, Laugh, Love,” which organizers and attendees thought perfectly expressed the importance of celebrating the gift of life.
St. Jane de Chantal was named the 2017 Outstanding Pro-Life Parish in recognition for their work promoting the sanctity of life. Respect Life Coordinators Neal and Loretta Naquin accepted the award on behalf of the parish.
Proceeds from this year’s brunch, along with the generosity of private donors, will allow ACCESS to continue their life-saving work in the community.
ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Center provided life-giving pregnancy support to more than 800 abortion-vulnerable women and their families in the New Orleans community last year. The ACCESS Mobile Unit reaches even more women in underserved areas and serves as a pro-life presence in the community. ACCESS also operates a Diaper Bank and distributes an average of 9,000 diapers monthly to those in need.