Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett celebrated Kids’ Chance Awareness Week, raising $1,000 for the Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships for students of workers injured or killed on the job. We recognized our contributors with a pizza party at the end of the fundraising week.
The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is the state chapter of a national organization that awards scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers’ Compensation Act or law.
This year it is estimated that more than 100 Louisiana workers will die on the job. More than 45,000 will be injured, leaving half of those injured disabled. Families of these individuals will face difficult challenges as they struggle to overcome the financial burden of these losses. Often a child’s dream of going to college is crushed because of unexpected income loss and/or the necessity to forfeit an education for work to financially support other family members. To these children, the future can appear frightening. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often have to confront the hurdle of funding their education beyond high school.