Part of being good Parrot Heads means giving something back to our communities. "Leave it better than you found it " is a common motto with all Parrot Head clubs. All of the nationally sanctioned chapters of Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. are involved in helping those in need. Whether it be an organized fund raiser for a recognized charity, a bayou cleanup, or any other activity that will benefit others in our communities, Parrot Heads all over the country are proving to be invaluable to charitable organizations in their areas.

All Parrot Head clubs combined have raised over $46 million and contributed more than 3,815,000 volunteer hours helping their communities in the last fifteen years!    

Here are just some of the efforts that our club has been involved in...

Our Annual Donations

Club President James Guidry presenting Mari Wilson of KPLC a check for KPLC's 2019 Community Christmas. Each year the club donates $5 per member to the charity, so this year the check was in the amount of $675.

We also donate toys to KPLC's Community Christmas toy drive each year. This is a picture of the 55 toys donated by our members in 2019.

We also donated checks this year (2019) to St. Nicholas Center, LAPAW Animal Rescue, Abraham's Tent and Hobo Hotel. Way to go Parrot Heads!!

Below is a photo of Club secretary Janis Guillory presenting a check for $1000 to the St. Nicholas Center in Lake Charles from the Pelican Coast Parrot Head Club! Thanks go out to all the members for being generous and helping to raise money for these worthwhile causes.

Each year we donate toys and $1000 to KPLC's Community Christmas. They select hundreds of local families to help provide food for their holiday meal and toys
for the kids.

To help the less fortunate animals in the Lake Area, we donate $1000 to LaPaw. LaPaw's goal is to raise funds through donations and fund-raising activities for medical care/treatment and vetting for homeless, abused/neglected companion animals in order to make them adoptable. Every year in Calcasieu Parish 10,000 to 11,000 unwanted pets are euthanized. LaPaw tries to build awareness and educate people in Calcasieu so that the numbers will be drastically reduced until every adoptable animal will have a home. LaPaw Rescue makes every effort to promote the low cost spay/neuter program of Calcalsieu Parish Animal Services.

Here is the thank you letter we received from them at Christmas 2017:

2017 KPLC Community Christmas "Thank You" letter:

We earmark $5 of each member's annual club dues to go to this fund at the end of the year. In 2011, we got very close to our membership goal of 200 members and chipped in the extra few dollars to deliver a check in the amount of $1,000 to the fund. We also collected toys at our our annual club Christmas house party, attended by about 60 of our members. This amassed four large bags of toys, worth an estimated $500-$600. The toys were delivered to the television station and everyone there was amazed at the generosity of our club.

The following card was sent to the club by KPLC's Mari Wilson...

Our Adopt-A-Road Project

In March 2011, we began a project that we hope will continue in the future.  We signed up for the city's Adopt a Road Program and selected a 1.5 mile stretch of road on Sallier St, between Lake St and the Port of Lake Charles.  On March 26th we had about 40 of our members join together and picked up litter and then gathered for burgers & margaritas at Glenn & Nancy Rogers' house.  It was a wonderful day and we hope that it is just the first of many more to come.

Angels in Tropical Shirts Cancer Benefit

In 2008, we teamed with Texas based "Angels in Tropical Shirts" to help  raise $6,500 that went to the local Ethel Precht Breast Cancer fund.  We received this great letter from State Senator Willie Mount for our efforts.

The donation was mentioned in the Lake Charles American Press.  President, Gary Primeaux is shown with Ethel Prechet recieving the donation from the event.

Long Time Supporters of Lake Area Partners for Animal Welfare - LAPAW 

In the fall of 2008 we presented LAPAW with $2,500 that we raised as a result of our Last Man Standing silent auction. We later learned that the funds helped them pay off the balance of their vet bill and allowed them to finish in the black at the end of the year for the first time in a long while.

During the summer in 2008, we donated a truckload of non-perishables to Abraham's Tent.  We collected the dry goods at meetings over a two month period.

A concert we set up in May of 2008 yielded a $1,500 donation to the Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross.

In 2007 we made our first donation of $1,000 to LAPAW (Lake Area partners for Animal Welfare).

We made a $1,200 donation to Kingsley Place in 2004 to purchase literature to help establish an Alzheimer Reference Library in the facility.