YSB Searching for Santas

Youth Service Bureau provides invaluable services to at-risk youth and their families, and advocacy for children who have been victims of abuse. Since 1981, YSB has worked to provide protection and guidance for these children, paving the way to a better life.
On December 1, the non-profit’s moniker will change for a day to “Your Santa Breakfast,” with a special event hosted by Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. The occasion will include hot breakfast, storytelling, craftmaking and visits with Santa, plus a souvenir photo to commemorate the occasion. While the event is open to the public, YSB currently is seeking community “Santas” to help make the event possible for the children served by the agency.
“For many of these children, this event will be the only opportunity they are provided to experience the joys of holiday celebrations,” said Mary Slazer, President and CEO of YSB. “In order to make this happen, we are seeking community benefactors whose generosity can help us provide complimentary admission to the children YSB serves and their siblings. No child should ever be deprived of the magic of Christmas and holiday festivities.”
Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $1,000, and event sponsors may opt to enjoy the tickets received in return for the donation, or to donate some or all to the children served by YSB.
For the public, tickets to “Your Santa Breakfast” are $15 for children, with limited reservations available. Admission for parents is free.
“Lakeview Regional Medical Center is honored to host this celebration in support of Youth Service Bureau,” said Hiral Patel, Lakeview CEO. “We’re looking forward to being part of the memories all of the children will create as they partake in the myriad of events.”
For additional information about Your Santa Breakfast sponsorship and to place reservations, visit www.YSBWorks.com/Santa . Seating is limited, so early reservations are recommended. Proceeds will support Youth Service Bureau’s CASA and TASC programs.
Youth Service Bureau provides advocacy, counseling, education and intervention for at-risk youth and their families in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. YSB’s programs include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), trained adult volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. Judges rely on CASA Volunteers to provide information needed toward placement of children in safe and permanent homes. TASC (Truancy Assessment and Service Center) is an intervention program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Early truancy prevention reduces the risk of delinquent behavior and drug abuse and increases the rate of academic success.