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STOMP Troopers 2019

$4,200 of $4,200 goal

Raised by 33 people in 10 months
Who wouldn't love a geeky, massive, raucous, sci-fi themed Mardi Gras art parade?

Believe it or not, many people imagine that teens with autism would never enjoy participating in the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade.

How wrong they are! Meet the STOMP Troopers, a talented and unique troop of 22 young people with exceptionalities, ages 9-21.  They costume. They drum. They march. They perform.   And, if you're very lucky, they might throw you something, mister.


For 3 years, the STOMP Troopers have marched in the Chewbacchus parade with the world-famous Preservation Hall jazz band.  It's a powerful chance for these funky cool teens to not only be themselves but to enjoy the spotlight.  The STOMP Troopers Project is dedicated to proving that teens with autism can not only participate in culture, they can create culture. 

But parading is a huge undertaking.  The STOMP Troopers take two months of weekly facilitated workkshops to prepare.  They sew costumes, make doublooons, rehearse drumming and marching.  They also learn to cooperate, be safe out in the community and to tolerate noise and crowds
in a fun setting. We need to raise $4200 to meet our critical expenses: staff, costumes, drums, ear protection and other essentials.  


Our special goal for 2019 is to fully represent the greater NOLA community by making ONE HALF of our spaces availble for free to low income and minority participants.


Thank you for being a part of this fun and fearless project.  All hail and Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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What an incredible night! Thanks to you, 2018 was our best year yet- we had over 2 dozen participants, a smoother and speedy route, a tight performance, world-class musicians to play with, and professional equipment to work with.
Look for some impressive photos in the week to come.
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GOAL!
2017 closed with a bang- we met our fundraising goal!

Thank you to each and every person who donated and shared our campaign. Your efforts have funded 225 hours of creative arts workshops for teens and tweens with developmental differences, plus costumes, props, lights, instruments, materials and two parade mini-floats!
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Just in case you haven't already been bombarded with reminders: today is "Giving Tuesday". Please consider sharing our campaign on Facebook with the hashtag #GivingTuesday!
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This Thanksgiving, we at the STOMP Troopers Project would like to express out special gratitude for your financial support. We are very thankful for your generosity and faith in our mission!
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$4,200 of $4,200 goal

Raised by 33 people in 10 months
Funds raised will benefit:
NOLArts Learning Center
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New Orleans, LA
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KA
$620
Kim Abramson
5 months ago
MP
$50
Mandi Pants
5 months ago
DL
$25
Dana Launey
6 months ago
LM
$40
Leigh Moss
6 months ago
JB
$25
jennifer benjamin
6 months ago
VS
$40
Vera Schlesinger
6 months ago
PL
$100
Pamela Lightfoot
6 months ago
RJ
$20
Rose Jochum
6 months ago
$125
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7 months ago
MT
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