Toy Donations Needed for Forgotten Angels Event

November 30 2011 | Upcoming Events

WE NEED YOU! Each year, the Ozanam Inn collects 250 toys and warm winter clothing for the homeless children of New Orleans as part of their annual Forgotten Angels event. This year, The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Hotels of New Orleans (under the umbrella of the Marriott Business Council) are making it easy to donate new, unwrapped toys and new warm winter clothes. Fourteen (14) hotels in the metropolitan area are placing donation boxes on their driveways to make the art of giving easier.The last day to donate items is Friday, December 9th (18 days away)!

The Forgotten Angel’s event will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; St. Maria Goretti Church and Community Center; 7300 Crowder Boulevard , New Orleans , LA ).  Children and their parents are bused in from shelters across the city.  Chefs Vinny Russo (The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans), Mark Quitney (New Orleans Marriott), Robert Mitchell (New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center) and Chuck Subra (Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel) will be on hand to prepare a warm holiday meal for the children while volunteers from The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels will serve food, play with the children, take holiday photos and distribute wrapped holiday gifts. We hear that Santa will be making a special appearance!

WE NEED YOU to help to promote this important toy and clothing drive.  Please schedule Ozanam Inn Administrator Clarence J. Adams for an interview!


French Quarter

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans ( 921 Canal Street )

New Orleans Marriott ( 555 Canal Street )


Courtyard New Orleans Downtown ( 123 St. Charles Avenue )

JW Marriott New Orleans ( 614 Canal Street )

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel (817 Common Street)


Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center (300 Julia Street)

New Orleans Mariott at the Convention Center (859 Convention Center Boulevard)

SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown (301 St. Joseph Street)

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel (Warehouse District: 700 Tchoupitoulas Street)

Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown (St Joseph Street)


Residence Inn New Orleans Metairie (3 Galleria Boulevard)

Courtyard New Orleans Metairie ( 2 Galleria Boulevard)


Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville (101 Northpark Boulevard)

Residence Inn New Orleans Covington/Mandeville (101 Park Place Boulevard)