Pinch A Palooza is a crawfish and music festival that raises money and awareness for local charitable organizations through Deanie’s Seafood’s Bucktown Philanthropic Trust.
Pinch A Palooza Festival 2019 raised funds for The Good Shepherd School, a faith-based elementary school serving low-income, urban youth in New Orleans.
Good Shepherd (GSS) provides students an extended-day, year-round, quality education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). GSS student tuition is paid through community donations and benefactors. GSS’s new campus in Gentilly doubled the school’s size for the 2018-19 school year.
The school reflects the faith and cultural demographics of the community and offers small class sizes. One hundred percent of Good Shepherd students have historically graduated from high-performing high schools on time. GSS offers an inquiry-based, technology-rich curriculum augmented by arts enrichment and intervention. Good Shepherd provides students and their families support services, including: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Parenting Classes, Violence Prevention, Family Counseling, Character Education, and Drug and Alcohol Education.
Deanie’s Seafood’s Bucktown Philanthropic Trust
Deanie’s Seafood’s Bucktown Philanthropic Trust has donated more than $20,000 through Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Festival since its founding in 2010. Past recipients include the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, NOCCA – New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Ronald McDonald House, St. Louis King of France School, Angel’s Place of New Orleans and the 610 Stompers Foundation.