Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Give the perfect (tax-deductible) gift this season!

December is upon us. The mall parking lots are packed and traffic is as thick as gravy. Finding the perfect gift for the people in your life can be a daunting task, as we well know. No doubt your list has family members, children and friends of various ages on your list. Some are those that have everything, need something specific or have a desire for an item they would never buy for themselves.

The most challenging by far are those dearly beloveds who buy what they want and need whenever they decide. For those who have it all, what can you possible do to wow them, move them to misty eyes or make them tell their friends?

Here is our favorite “culinary-related” idea—after all, we are the Louisiana Restaurant Association

Bestow the culinary smarts. As the philanthropic foundation of the LRA, the LRA Education Foundation exists to enhance our community through expanded educational and career opportunities. The LRA administers the ProStart program, a two-year, culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum in more than 45 high schools in the state.

Over the last two years, the LRAEF has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to young, aspiring culinarians to study at the college level.  Twice annually, the LRAEF hosts a ProStart Teacher Training to further “educate the educators” bringing in notable chefs, professionals and speakers to inspire, coach and teach them best practices in the classroom and in the kitchen.

Make a donation in someone on your lists’ name and we’ll send them a special holiday note on your behalf. Of course, your gift if tax deductible. Win for you, win for them.

Have a delicious holiday season!

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