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Opelousas business owner vowing to give Tuesday proceeds to non-profits

Different local non-profits will benefit
Posted at 6:13 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 19:37:29-04

Frank's Poboys in Opelousas decided to take a different approach to "Take out Tuesday," by donating all of its proceeds to a local non-profit.

"I'm doing it because right now they're struggling in fundraising because they can't do anything. They do so many good things in the community, I'm just trying to do my part to help," said owner Michael Fontenot.

This Tuesday, the focus is on Bully Box, an organization that provides support to kids, promoting self-empowerment.

"We have about 30 kids or more that attend our meetings. At our meetings, we do self-esteem building, we also do bully education and community service," said Bully Box representative, Paula Jordan.

The money Bull Box receives Tuesday is going toward putting together some events to make up for lost time during social distancing.

"A portion of the funds will go to a recreational activity with the children since we haven't seen them in so long. It will also go toward getting our lemonade day set up because we still want to do that with the kids," said Jordan.

Even though business for Frank's Poboys has been feeling the impact of COVID-19, Michael says he remains positive and wants to do his part.

"I see the light at the end, we just have to keep going and keep pushing even if it's just a little gain, any progression is a step forward in the right direction," said Fontenot.

The plan is to continue giving back to a different non-profit every Tuesday until the stay at home order is lifted.