Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

Brandner Gives Back has coordinated with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Central City BBQ, the Irish Armada, Cumulus Radio, and many other local businesses to gather donations to distribute to the evacuees currently living in hotels throughout the New Orleans Metro area.

We hope you can help us give back to our brothers and sisters in Southwest Louisiana.

Wish List of Essential Items

Much needed items include:

  • Baby strollers
  • Baby pack-n-plays
  • Children’s toys and books
  • Baby supplies
  • Toiletries for adults and kids

Donation drop off locations:

Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys
3621 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002
Tuesday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Tuesday to Friday, Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Central City BBQ
1201 S Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113
Tuesday to Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Monetary Donations

We are also accepting monetary donations online and via text from anyone who wants to help, but can’t donate any of the items listed above. 100% of monetary donations received will go toward buying supplies for the evacuees!

To donate by phone, text givelaura to 4432. To donate online, click the button below.

Medical Assistance

If you or someone you know (adult or child) needs medical attention, please call Children’s Hospital of New Orleans at (504) 837-7760.

Vote for Brandner Gives Back for Best Nonprofit

Cast your vote TODAY for Brandner Gives Back in the Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2020 poll! Show your support and name our nonprofit to win under the ‘Best Nonprofit’ category found under Local Life on the ballot. Also, please vote for Mike Brander Injury Attorneys under the “Best Law Firm” category found under Goods and Services on the ballot.

Voting will take place August 1 through August 31, 2020. Only one ballot per person will be counted and you must provide answers to at least 25 total category questions for your votes to count.

Here’s a link to our favorites in case you need ideas for the other 23 categories.

Thank you for supporting Brandner Gives Back and Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys!

Brandner Gives Back — 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaways

Brandner Gives Back - Annual Turkey Giveaway

‘Tis the Season of Giving! Mike and Katie Brandner of Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys are happy to announce TWO Brandner Gives Back Turkey Giveaways where a total of 1,500 FREE frozen turkeys will be given away!

The Brandner Gives Back program and events are truly magical! This Thanksgiving Mike and Katie Brandner and their law firm’s New Orleans outreach team are partnering with The City of Love Church and the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church to give away a total of 1,500 frozen turkeys and drawstring bags for you and your family on Saturday, November 23rd in New Orleans, LA., AND on Sunday, November 24th in Hammond, LA.

2019 Turkey Giveaways

Love365 Logo

On November 23rd, directly follow a morning of prayer and fellowship, 1,000 frozen turkey and drawstring bags will be handed out to NOLA families at The City of Love Church (8601 Palmetto St., New Orleans, LA 70118).

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m. – prayer session led by The City of Love Church
  • 10:00 a.m. – breakfast hosted by The City of Love Church
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Brandner Gives Back 1,000 FREE frozen turkey and drawstring bag giveaway* 

On November 24th, we are joining our community partners at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church (1005 Perriloux St, Hammond, LA 70401) to give away 500 FREE frozen turkeys and drawstring bags at 1:00 p.m.*

On behalf of Mike and Katie Brandner, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, and our community partners at The City of Love Chapel and Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, we truly can’t wait to meet you at one of these fun-filled events to join in fellowship during the 2019 Thanksgiving season.

For more information about the New Orleans or Hammond Turkey Giveaways, please visit the our Facebook page, call 504-345-1111, or email Katie Brandner at [email protected]

More About Mike and Katie Brandner and How They Give Back

Do you want to get involved in the community? Contact Brandner Gives Back today! Even if you can’t show up to our free turkey giveaway, there are still plenty of ways for you to give back to your community. We strive to make a positive impact on our community, and you can always help.

To stay in touch with us through social media, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

*Turkeys and drawstring bags will be handed out one per family, first come, first served and only while supplies last. Only one frozen turkey and drawstring bag per family. 

Thank You for Making Our Gettin’ Piggy with It Fundraiser a Success

Our first annual Gettin’ Piggy with It fundraiser was a HUGE success! Our sincerest gratitude goes out to our sponsors, those who attended, those who bid on auction items and purchased raffle tickets, and those who helped us get the word out. And, a special thanks to Central City Barbeque, Karla Photography, HD Photobooth, and the Chee-Weez for making it a fabulous event.

Additionally, congratulations to Stephen Morel- the winner of the Ford Mustang!!

Gettin’ Piggy With It — First Annual Fundraiser

We invite you to join us for Brandner Gives Back’s first annual fundraiser, Gettin’ Piggy With It, to benefit three local community foundations.

The evening will include an open bar, food, and music by The Chee-Weez.

You can also purchase additional $30 raffle tickets for the chance to win a new 2019 Ford Mustang! The name of the lucky winner will be announced at the event, but need not be present to win.

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Central City Barbecue, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113

Save the date and buy your raffle tickets and general admission or patron tickets online now! Raffle tickets for the new Ford Mustang drawing may also be bought by texting “Win a Car” to 44321.

Official rules for the Gettin’ Piggy With It Ford Mustang raffle.

Three Foundations, One Spectacular Night of Gettin’ and Givin’

We are excited to get the opportunity to collaborate with three local charitable organizations focused on bettering the lives of those in need in New Orleans– The Al Copeland Foundation, Dress for Success New Orleans, and Junior League of New Orleans. All proceeds from this event will be given back to fund their supportive efforts.

The Al Copeland Foundation

The Al Copeland Foundation was established after Al Copeland lost his battle to Merkel Cell Carcinoma. The foundation was started by his children to carry on their Dad’s wish to cure cancer and directly funds local cancer research at LSU in New Orleans.

Dress for Success New Orleans

The mission of Dress for Success New Orleans is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Junior League of New Orleans

The Junior League of New Orleans is an organization of 2100 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We invite you to support Brander Gives Back’s Gettin’ Piggy With It as an event sponsor. Please feel free to mail in your donation or buy general or patron tickets online now.

Gettin’ Piggy With It Silent Auction is Now Live Online
Numerous local businesses have donated items to be sold in the ‘Gettin’ Piggy With It’ Silent Auction being held online now through October 20, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Proceeds raised from the sales of auction items will be given to The Al Copeland Foundation, Dress for Success New Orleans, and Junior League of New Orleans. Items include gift cards foodies and exercise enthusiasts with love, couture fashion items, beauty treatments, tickets to entertainment venues, and more!

Sponsorship Options

Pit Boss – Title Sponsor
  • 16 Event and Raffle Tickets
  • 16 Patron Gifts
  • Signage on the Stage and the Step and Repeat
Too Sauced
  • 12 Event and Raffle Tickets
  • 12 Patron Gifts
Sweet and Spicy
  • 8 Event and Raffle Tickets
  • 8 Patron Gifts
Easy Pickens
  • 4 Event and Raffle Tickets
  • 4 Patron Gifts
  • 2 Event and Raffle Tickets
  • 2 Patron Gifts
General Admission Ticket
  • 1 Entry Ticket

Official rules for the Gettin’ Piggy With It Ford Mustang raffle.

All proceeds will go to:

Al Copeland Foundation
Dress for Success New Orleans
Junior League of New Orleans

Community Supporters

Central City BBQ

Pit Boss Sponsors:

TNT Resources

Too Sauced Sponsors:

Lamarque Ford
Mr. Joe Mese

Sweet and Spicy Sponsors:

Cox Media
Preferred Capital

Easy Pickens Sponsors:

Baer Law
Retirement Planning Partners
Worker’s Compensation, LLC

Patron Sponsors:

Ms. Caroline E. Adams
The Balcony Ballroom
Dr. and Mrs. Tory Beaucoudray
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brandner
Mr. and Mrs. Sal Canatella
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cody
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dewitt
Mr. and Mrs Jed Darensbourg
Dr. Tony Giang
Dr. Mike Keogh
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Javier
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kupar
Dr. Michelle Leblanc
Mid City Physical Therapy and Wellness
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mcloskey
Mrs. Vivian Palmisano
Mr. and Mrs. John Redmann
Mrs. Margaret Van Ryckeghem
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Schlosser
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stokes
Law Office of Amanda P Traxler, PLLC
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Van Vrancken
Honorable Laurie A. White


Katie Brandner
Mike Brandner


Stever Berger
Kim Black
Pam Brandner
Karey Haslauer
Allison Heath
Jennie Keller
Brittany Kennedy
Elizabeth Kupar
Jessica Macaluso O’ Connor
Vivian Palmisano
Amanda Blair Pullen Traxler
Aimee Redmann
Fammy Rodriguez
Deborah Roth

Rockport, Texas Donation Drop Off & Hot Meal

A Rockport, Texas resident contacted our team requesting that we make the 8 hour drive to them. After listening to her story and researching Rockport’s damage (no electricity, infested with mosquitoes, a real bad need for almost everything), we decided that this was a mission we could not turn away.

We arrived in Rockport, Texas and set up at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church to hand out supplies and serve a home cooked meal to the masses. National guard members were also present to help hand out water and MREs to Hurricane Harvey victims.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported our efforts and helped raise over $12,700 to assist those in need. The residents of Rockport needed the hope that they are not alone on their rebuilding efforts.

Hurricane Harvey Donation Collection

So it is official, starting tomorrow morning and thru Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm we will be accepting donations in the parking lot of Central City BBQ. We ask that you pull to the rear of the parking lot. Our hosts, Aaron and Marc, will be open for lunch, so please stay enjoy some lunch, stick around just to hang out.

Items that we are asking for are:

  • Donation Transport TrucksWater
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Canned goods
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Bug repellent (OFF Or Citronella Candles)
  • Bleach
  • Deodorants
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Financial donations to buy some items specially requested by residents

Travel to Rockport, Texas

On Saturday night, we will be getting on the road with our convoy and headed to Rockport, Texas for the 8 hour ride, where we will meet our new friends in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church.

When we arrive we will distribute everything to some surrounding areas. Robert Faust will begin cooking and serving: Shrimp Creole, Chicken Wings, Mac and Cheese, Chili Dogs, and Gendusa’s Bread.

We all know how important this is, but we all can do it together.

Thank you and God Bless!!!!