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Shreveport Scottish Rite

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Valley of Shreveport, Orient of Louisiana

Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

 

OUR CHARITY

 

THE LOUISIANA SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION, INC. WAS FORMED TO PROVIDE SPEECH THERAPY FOR NEEDY CHILDREN ACROSS OUR STATE.  THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SHREVEPORT SCOTTISH RITE VALLEY PROUDLY MAKES ANNUAL DONATIONS TO THE FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE.  ADDITIONALLY, OUR SHREVEPORT SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL IS USED AS A SPEECH AND LANGUAGE CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE THE SPEECH THERAPY.   THE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE CENTERS OF THE FOUNDATION ARE LOCATED IN SHREVEPORT, MONROE, BATON ROUGE, HAMMOND AND LAFAYETTE.  APPROXIMATELY TEN CHILDREN ARE ENROLLED IN EACH CENTER AT ANY GIVEN TIME.  THE LOUISIANA SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION, INC. IS HEADQUARTERED IN THE SHREVEPORT SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL.

 

 

THERAPY IS PROVIDED FREE OF COST BY THE FOUNDATION.  PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THEIR CHILD TO AND FROM THE THERAPY.

 

THE CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT BY GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKING ON THEIR MASTERS DEGREE IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY.  THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE SUPERVISED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSOR FROM THE LOCAL UNIVERSITY. 

 

A FREE EVALUATION IS GIVEN FOR EACH CHILD PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT INTO THE PROGRAM.  THE PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION IS TO DETERMINE IF THE THERAPY WE CAN PROVIDE WILL BE OF BENEFIT TO THE CHILD.  CHILDREN FROM THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO THE AGE OF TEN YEARS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ENROLLMENT INTO OUR PROGRAM.  OUR GOAL IS FOR EACH CHILD TO COMPLETE THEIR THERAPY WITHIN A TWO YEAR PERIOD.

 

THE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN GRANTED 501 (c) (3) STATUS BY THE IRS.  CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE CERTAINLY WELCOME AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  IT IS A WONDERFUL FEELING TO KNOW THAT YOUR DONATION IS CERTAIN TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEEDY CHILDREN AND WILL BENEFIT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

 

 

IF YOU KNOW OF A CHILD WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THE THERAPY GIVEN IN ONE OF OUR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE CENTERS, PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND IN A COPY OF THE DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM.  ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CONCERNING THIS PROGRAM MAY BE DIRECTED TO MR. JOHN ATKINSON AT 318-221-9713.  WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING AS MANY CHILDREN AS POSSIBLE.

 

 

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