Captain's Log 6.11.2020
The world is still upside down, and people still are hungry, and need to be fed. SDCE is self quarantined. We continue to help feed all comers at St Mark's http://www.frenchquarterumc.org/ where we are assisting in broadcasting their weekly service. We are also a conduit for relief boxes from the city. and can deliver to shut ins citywide. We are meeting many wonderful folk as we learn to expand our scope. This week, we outfitted a krewe that has gone to DC to see 1st hand what is happening in our nation's capitol, continue to support the hoppers on strike, and provided water, food and sanctuary through the BLM actions, in addition to our regular feeding route.
Yes, we can use help, donations, dry goods, and yes, we all wish we could have Barbara Kelemencky hugs right now, but, we will survive together, and soon maybe we can hold hands, pass a bowl, share a glass. Until then, we are going to do what needs to be done.
To join us, hit "Add To Cart" and pay your annual dues of $125. Remember, as a 501(c)7, we are not tax deductible. And, there is a very good chance we will not have a big party Jan 6 2021, but will use our dues to feed the hungry and tempest tossed.
Dear Former Sisters of NYX,
The Société de Champs Elyseé would like to express our most sincere condolences for the recent turmoil in the Krewe of NYX. Please know that SDCE understands that Black Lives Matter, and we welcome you to join us.
We are the krewe that traditionally rolls on Twelfth Night via the streetcar on St. Claude Avenue. While we were unable to roll last year due to the obstruction of our route by the Hard Rock collapse, we still held our soiree. This year’s landscape, between the Hard Rock and COVID 19 is unclear, but we also participate in community work year round.
These are some of our current projects.
We have annually signed up to feed 200+ people in need, 5-6 times a year at St. Mark’s Church on Rampart Street, but since March have helped serve 200-500 weekly, and have joined a loose coalition for food distribution that includes Cattail Cooks, Familias Unidas en Acción, Second Harvest and Kristin G Palmer.
We have provided water, food, and sanctuary for protesters during the BLM actions, and for the hoppers on strike at Metro Sanitation..
We bake for the St. Joseph’s altar at St Augustine’s.
We’re just a tiny krewe, but we have a big heart and know how to have fun and assist the community. We keep our dues at a reasonable $125 a year but do expect some contribution, either of time or financial, to aid our missions. So, if you have decided to do something a little more laid back, we would love to have you join us.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Société de Champs Elysee
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.