GiveNOLA Day Pledge Form

“Rock Around The Clock” Pledge

The COOL Cooperative will be participating in the second annual GiveNOLA Day on May 5, 2015 for the first time! Help us be eligible for a GiveNOLA $1,000 “Rock Around the Clock” Prize.

GiveNOLA is sponsored by The Greater New Orleans Foundation and is a 24-hour online giving campaign promoting philanthropy for over 570 Greater New Orleans nonprofits giving each the ability to make a difference in the community. All proceeds from this day will go towards our mission: empowering young people and giving them the tools they need for a successful adulthood. 

Specifics of giving:
– Minimum donation is $10. That’s it!
– All donations will be proportionately matched by the Lagniappe Fund (which will help cover transaction and credit cards fees).
– By signing up in the form BELOW to donate during a specific hour, you help the COOL Cooperative be eligible for a drawing for a $1,000 prize every hour on the hour!

Here’s an explanation of this prize by the Greater New Orleans Foundation: “Kimbia, our technology partner for GiveNOLA Day, randomly selects a winning nonprofit each hour for 24 hours on May 5th. All nonprofits that receive at least one gift during the hour will be eligible for the $1,000 prize courtesy of our generous donors. All Rock Around the Clock donors and winning nonprofits will be announced on GiveNOLA Day, May 5th. One hundred percent of the Rock Around the Clock gifts will go to the randomly selected nonprofit organizations.”

Why this is so important to the COOL Cooperative.: Your donation helps our wonderful kids from low opportunity environments to gain the skills and confidence to become self-reliant and successful adults.  With nearly 39% of New Orleans youth living in poverty and a 44% functional illiteracy rate, we are striving to add two more classes of kids this coming school year.  It costs us $2500 per student per year to provide our four day-per-week enrichment program, academic support, field trips, and hands-on training.  Every dollar helps our dedicated team to help one more person who desperately needs it. 

To find out more about how you can support The COOL Cooperative, Inc during this campaign, please contact Mark Shays at
or Teresa Bass at

GiveNOLA Pledge

Rock Around the Clock