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Creole Heritage Center Needs Our Help!

The Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State University has just received notification that we must become self sufficient immediately or face closure. We have dreaded this notification but are FIGHTING BACK!! The Center has developed an EMERGENCY MONTHLY PLEDGE PROGRAM to sustain us.

Your pledge of $8 (or more) each month will help us maintain the Center’s operation AND create support for other non-profits whose mission involves the preservation and promotion of the Creole culture.

Your monthly pledge of $8 will generate funds to continue the national Creole scholarship program, present Creole educational outreach events and celebrations, seek grants and other funding to develop online access to collected data generated over the past 12 plus years, and provide a foundation for the Center’s continued operation.

Remember it’s JUST $8/month

Because of recent donations, small grant awards, and Creole merchandise purchases, the Center has managed to continue its current operation past the dreaded July 1st deadline. Your help is desperately needed to maintain its mission to preserve and promote the history and culture of Louisiana Creole people and their links nationwide. Our motto is and has always been – This is YOUR Center because it is YOUR history. Please help us keep Creole alive and well.


· New or continuing membership in the Creole Heritage Foundation through October, 2012 (continued discounts on event tickets, Creole Center merchandise and member only specials)

· Creole collectible print (signed and numbered) valued at $25 for the first 250 donors

· FREE ticket for periodic drawings for prize valued at $150 or more (1st Drawing - December 1, 2010)

The Creole Center houses the only professionally nationally recognized Creole Family History Database and Resource Unit, has garnered over $2.5 million in grant funds and federal appropriations during its first 12 years that provides education and documentation, produced publications, collected over 75,000 plus pages of research data and has been instrumental in providing the infrastructure for many of today’s Creole outreach groups. As the old adage goes – The Creole Center was Creole when Creole wasn’t cool.

Sign up today and save YOUR Creole culture and history. It’s easy, painless, and doesn’t break the bank. A little bit from everyone will go a long way towards making a big impact in showing national support that the Louisiana Creole culture is important and worth saving.

Remember it’s JUST $8/month


Thank you for your consideration of this option and your support. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all those who have already submitted pledges!!

Janet Ravare Colson
Executive Director
NSU Creole Heritage Center
NSU Box 5675
Natchitoches, LA 71497

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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