Twenty years ago, then Forum 35, spearheaded a campaign designed to increase community awareness, inspire civic pride, and encourage individuals to engage in volunteerism and other community activities. The underlying message of “We Are BR!” is that Baton Rouge belongs to each of us, and each one of us plays a part in defining the quality of life in our community.
Today, Forum 225, could not think of a better time to reengage this campaign, to call upon the residents of Baton Rouge to take pride in the impact we can all have on our community. Baton Rouge has made great strides and while there is much left for us to accomplish, we think it is important for a community to recognize and celebrate our success and progress.
While this is not the kick-off, we had planned we wanted to have our campaign be a way to bring together a sense of community even when we are apart. Through the purchase of our We Are BR! merchandise residents have the opportunity to show what Baton Rouge means to them. We hope this campaign will inspire residents to come together and support small businesses, restaurants, and our healthcare workers in this time of need.
While this may only be a small part Forum 225 can play, 10% of all sales made through the merchandise for We Are BR! will be donated to the Baton Rouge Food Bank. To find more information or to make a purchase visit www.forum225.org/store