Operation: A Cajun Christmas is a project of The Giving Circle, Inc, an ever-expanding community of people acting together to help make the world a better place.

With the great destruction and suffering caused by any catastrophe like the recent U.S. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, also comes an immediate out pouring of love and compassion from so many people. The reality is that given time, we who are away from the destruction and suffering start to forget the long term suffering and needs of people affected. This is a reality. When the holidays arrive with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to forget these poor and sweet beings affected by this tragedy. These people will not know the real holidays, no real Christmas.

One can imagine there can be few things harder for a parent than knowing they must tell a child Santa will not come this year, let alone, no home of their own and very little food. I believe we can do something to help many in Louisiana enjoy a special holiday.

My plan started out as us working as a family and a few friends to fill a truck and drive it down to Louisiana in November, and help as many as we could. My belief in this idea grew, as I thought about it more and talked to friends about it. Now, my dream and belief is that we can travel to Louisiana this December, in not just one truck, but a whole convoy of trucks made up of trucks from communities from around the country. Trucks filled by people, clubs, organizations, businesses, schools, churches and temples all working together as community, as family to help our family hit by Hurricane Katrina and Rita. A convoy of Compassion filled with a Cajun Christmas. A convoy of toys, books, and gifts and joy and hope to thousands of families.

Let us know if you are able to send a gift to a child in need, if you can volunteer your time, or help in another way. We need everyone's help who is willing to give! Please contact us now!