VSLive! Gives Back

The "VSLive! Gives Back" program gives conference participants an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the host community in the short amount of time they spend there.

Giving Back New Orleans

The Visual Studio Live! New Orleans Conference is proud to announce its alliance with the Covenant House New Orleans as its "VSLive! Gives Back" partner.

The Covenant House New Orleans is committed to serve suffering children of the street and to protect and safeguard children. The Covenant House provides life's basics of food, clothing and shelter to those in need without question, offering young people protection from the streets and their pasts to provide stability, guidelines, plans and options to assist them in making positive decisions about their future.

Last year, the Covenant House New Orleans proudly provided comprehensive services to a total of 896 youth & children - the largest number in their 30-year history.

At our Visual Studio Live! New Orleans Welcome Reception, we ask that you help us stuff and prepare 300+ toiletry bags made up of basic hygiene necessities provided by the VSLive! Conference to donate to this generous organization.

How You Can Help

We also want to encourage you - our conference attendees - to donate in-kind donations that directly benefit the young & children of the Covenant House New Orleans. Check out their full Wish List here.

Look for the Give Back donation box sign near the Visual Studio Live! New Orleans registration desk, or ask a staff member how you can help. All donations will be delivered by the VSLive! Conference Team at the end of the week.

VSLive! Conference Bag Donation

Visual Studio Live! provides bags to all attendees to carry laptops, notepads, pens, and other pertinent items around while you are at the conference. The bags can also serve as useful souvenirs to take back home or to the office to remind you about the great conference you just attended. But not everyone needs a new backpack.

If you don’t need a new bag (or don’t want to take the bag home after using it for the week) and prefer it gets donated to a good cause, you can place your bag in the Give Back Box and your conference bag will be donated to the Covenant House New Orleans.

For more information on the "VSLive! Gives Back" program or how you can help, contact Claire Segerson at [email protected] or 949.296.9840.

Thank you for your tremendous generosity.  We are very grateful to your groups donation of toiletry kits, backpacks, t-shirts and much needed items.  Our outreach team was extremely grateful to receive these items.  The 164 young people in our care will benefit greatly from your groups donation.  Thank you so much for supporting our youth during your time in New Orleans.

- Covenant House, May 2019