UPDATE 3/11: Thank you to everyone who sent us your receipts and dinner reviews. We received 91, so it’s only right that we round up the check to $100 for the Mary Rigg Neighborhood center.
Indianapolis on the Cheap was among the first few businesses last week to share Art Bouvier’s post about helping the homeless teen willing to walk 10 miles to a job interview find employment at his own Papa Roux restaurant. Since Friday morning, the story has gone viral, and with good reason. Someone making an effort and another person reaching out a helping hand is the American fabric.
Indygo has since stepped forward to match Papa Roux’s offer to young Jhaqueil Reagan with a year-long transportation pass so he won’t have to walk even the 3 miles to work.
Indianapolis on the Cheap would like to do its part to pay it forward as well. Art Bouvier, like all small business owners, needs profits to make payroll. So, head over to this famous Cajun restaurant at 10th and Post Road between now and March 10 for a po-boy or red beans and rice or creole—whatever makes your mouth water.
1. Take a picture of your receipt and upload it to either our Facebook page or email it to email@example.com. We’ll donate $1 for every receipt we receive to the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center for its youth employment program.
2. Want to increase the contribution even more? Come back to this thread and leave a comment on what you liked about your meal. We’ll donate another dollar for every comment posted here up to $500 total.
The Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, located on West Morris Street, offers the YES (Youth Employment Services) program to help 18- to 25-year-olds who’ve encountered difficult obstacles and are no longer in school find employment opportunities. Among the services it provides:
- School tuition
- Clothing needs for work or job interviews
- Tools for new mechanics or carpenters
- Help with parking tickets
- Rent help
- Car repair
- Legal bill
- Bus passes
We don’t have to let a good story fade into the next news cycle. Together, we can thank Papa Roux and start the next success story for an ambitious teen.