Attorneys with Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett were delighted to attend an event at Urban South Brewery to help raise funds for the Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. Kids’ Chance 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. With combined contributions of $41,000, the Louisiana Bar Foundation awarded nine scholarships.
As a thank you to everyone who participated, the firm hosted a luncheon. We are proud to know that their contributions will go directly to helping a student further their education.
About Kids’ Chance
Each year one of every 50 Louisiana workers will be injured on the job. Some of these work accidents will result in death or permanent and total disability. 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.
Since the Louisiana Bar Foundation began the Kids’ Chance program in Louisiana in 2004, over $825,000 in scholarships have been awarded to children of workers who were killed or permanently disabled in a workplace accident.