Spectators cheered Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson as she walked around downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, November 16. As a result of the Lottery reaching its United Way Campaign Stretch Goal of $4,400, President Hudson agreed to wear the Lottery's Powerball costume. This year's stretch goal exceeded the original target of $4,000. Both Lottery and Capital Area United Way employees accompanied her along the route handing out t-shirts and scratch-off tickets.

The walk started at 12 noon on Laurel Street and continued on Florida Street.

Capital Area United Way (CAUW) has been influential in our community for over 80 years and serves a 10-parish area, which includes:  West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Iberville, Ascension and St. James parishes. CAUW currently funds 53 Member Agencies and 16 Community Health Charities of Louisiana (CHCLA) Affiliated Agencies.

Capital Area United Way's mission is to increase the organized capacity of people in the Capital Area to care for one another by uniting individuals and organizations to identify and address community needs.  For more information on Capital Area United Way, please call 225-383-2643 or visit us online at www.thewaytohelp.org or www.cauw.org.



President Rose Hudson strolling along downtown Baton Rouge with Lottery and CAUW employees.