This is the first, but not last, call for the annual 12th night gifts for our friends in the Calliope.

Ship to, or drop off: 
SDCE  1205 Elysian Fields Ave NOLA 70117 

Our goal is 100 backpacks and gift boxes, but any amount is good. Not everyone gets all the same stuff. There are lots more men than women, and few children. This list is a suggestion. Basically, they need cold weather camping and survival gear. 
And whimsey. 

Clothes Hoodies Thermals Scarves   Gloves  Cap  Poncho  Socks- the more colors, the better 

Food Dried fruit, easy open canned fruit  Candy Treats Cookies Tuna pouches  Jerky SPAM Vienna sausage  Hot sauce 

Survival Water bottle flatware  Reusable water bottle Flatware Space blanket  Blankets Drop cloths/ tarps  Towel Pillow Hand warmers Flashlights batteries Lighters  Camping gear 

Hygiene Kits Tissues  Wipes Razors Nail clippers Cough drops  Chapstick Lotion Ear plugs Mouthwash Toothbrush  Toothpaste   Soaps 
A small % are women- underwear, tampons, pads, and cosmetics 

Whimsey Markers  Blank book and pen 
Slinky. Dice.  Marbles Jacks  Playing Cards  Board games.   Coloring Books   Cards of encouragement   Something frivolous a homeless person might want.

Who will Pay The Piper?

Riding Member Dues 2023-24 $200

It is officially official. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, in addition to being a 501(c)7 SA&PC.

There are 120 seats available for our January 6, 2024, return to the rails. We will be filling two street cars. $100 of your dues will be tax deductible, as will any, and all contributions above and beyond. Consider setting up a recurring monthly donation to the SDCE Pantaree, and receive a year-end receipt suitable for framing, or attaching to your tax return.

Non- riding memberships come with a few perks- krewe schwagg, and humble bragging rights.


Annual Membership $100 of this is tax deductible.

12th Night Gift drive

SDCE is a 501 (c)7 organization. Donations to our efforts to feed the hungry are currently not tax deductible. But, soon, very soon, we will also be a 501(c)3!

Ryan Hodgson Rigsbee photo ©

Scenes from our 12th night ball at carnaval lounge

The Societé des Champs Elysée is a Social Aid and Benevolent Krewe dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhoods along the cross formed by the Elysian Fields and Saint Claude/ Henriette Dellille, and thus, the world.

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all together nowAnd they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed along the shore of deep-swirling ocean in the Elysian plain…where life is easiest for all. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, but ever does the ocean send up the mild wind that gives cooling to all happy heroes for whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit flourishing in the Islands of the Blest. They enjoy moderate rains at long intervals, and winds which for the most part are soft and precipitate dews, sometimes bring in their train soft and intermittent showers, but for the most part cool them with moist breezes and gently nourish the soil. so that the islands not only have a rich soil which is excellent for plowing and planting, but also produce a natural fruit that is plentiful and wholesome enough to feed, without toil or trouble, a leisured folk. Moreover, an air that is salubrious, owing to the climate and the moderate changes in the seasons, prevails. Therefore a firm belief has made its way, even to the Barbarians, that here is the Elysian Field and the abode of the blessed of which Homer sang.

SDCE bakes everything for the annual Saint Joseph Altar at the historic Saint Augustine ChurchST JOSEPH ALTAR AT ST AUGUSTINE CHURCH

Meeting other feeders under the Calliope is always joy.

Sometimes a PB&J, Pop Tart, and an Orange Soda are all you need.