Have a Heart to Help Single Moms?

Join The Life of a Single Mom Ministries (TLSM) on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 11:30am for our 2019 TLSM Impact Luncheon. This annual fundraiser celebration will highlight stories of single moms whose lives have been changed through the work of the organization and the national impact of the organization, along with a chef-prepared 3-course meal, entertainment, a speaker, and a silent auction. 



Event will be hosted in the grand ballroom at the Crowne Plaza, located at 4728 Constitution Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for an 8-person table. Proceeds of the event go to directly impact the lives of single mothers and their children. Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available and all inquiries should be directed to info@thelifeofasinglemom.com.  Seating is very limited. Corporate sponsorships are available for additional advertising and support of our single parent programming. Get your tickets through the form below!

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We are honored to have a star-studded line-up for the 2019 TLSM Impact Luncheon that includes: Jill Garner of Manners of the Heart, Jamie Tindle of Families Helping Families, Kelly Pepper of Louisiana Association of Nonprofits, and Collette Deselles of Lean on Me, Inc.

Each woman is a star, in her own right.  All current or former single mothers, each speaker has drawn on their personal experiences of hardship to become the top leader in their respective organizations.  Their desire to give back to others and unique life challenges will lead to a meaningful and in-depth discussion on the current single mother epidemic and most importantly, what can be done about it.  This event is sure to be one of the most special Impact Luncheons we’ve ever hosted!

Jill Rigby GarnerJill Rigby Garner is a parenting expert who founded Manners of the Heart, a national nonprofit focused on heart education. She is an inspiring speaker and award-winning author of Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World. Jill’s deepest desire and calling are to bring a return of God’s principles of respect and civility to our society. A former single mothers of twin sons, Jill knows all too well the challenges single mothers face and the necessity of giving them a hand up to catapult them into success.


Jamie Tindle

Jamie Tindle is a faith-filled single mother of 3 amazing adult children, one of whom has disabilities. She is a parent advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families as well as the executive director of Families Helping Families.  Jamie knows the importance of sharing her personal experiences with other families, so they will know there is hope, help, and happiness through the journey. Jamie’s life work has been dedicated to serving children and adults living with disabilities and ensuring that their families have the resources they need to live productive and meaningful lives.  The joys of seeing her own son thrive compels her to give back every day.


Kelly PepperKelly Pepper is a veteran within the nonprofit state government communities.  Currently, serving as LANO’s fourth President & CEO, Kelly has extensive knowledge in organization and communications. She cites her most important role as mom to her young son. Pepper has directed fund development, marketing and public relations for arts organizations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, New York, and Nashville, and served as Executive Director of the Center for The Arts in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


Collette DessellesCollette Desselles is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization Lean on Me, Inc. which has been in business for 11 years.  Collette currently oversees the daily operation of the transitional shelter for homeless women. In addition to housing, the organization also sponsors outreach events and dinners bringing awareness to homelessness, domestic violence, mental issues and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.   She is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She has worked for State Government for the last 20 years in multi-faceted areas including: Medical Records, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, the Road Home Program Advisor and Case Manager at Volunteers of America. In addition to working and attending college, she raised her three children as a single parent.  She believes her struggles and her passion and desire to help others qualifies her to serve as the Executive Director of the organization.



Jennifer Maggio is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Life of a Single Mom. As a former homeless, severely abused, single mom, Maggio has a passion to encourage single moms and inspire the nation to transform the lives of single mothers. Maggio will present a State of the Union for the organization at the annual luncheon, where she is expected to highlight stories of lives changed, events held, and the overall impact the organization has had on the state of Louisiana and the United States throughout the last 12 months.

A silent auction will also be held, where attendees will land some amazing deals on high-quality items that will further support the cause of seeing no single mom walk alone.  The Silent Auction will be held from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Silent Auction Items Available at the Event!!!

*3-Days with a Condo in Orange Beach
*Bob Ross Duo Jazz Band
*Saint Tickets
*LSU Basket with Coach-Autographed Balls from Football, Basketball, and Baseball
*Rodan & Fields Gift Basket
*Gabriella Rothschild Gifts
*Jenn Ponti HandPainted Coaster Set
*Kate Spade handbag
*James Avery Jewelry Set
*Mimosa Handcrafted Jewelry
*Kendra Scott Jewelry Set
*Personal Lawn Care Services
*Petite Louisiana Art by Laura Bellone
*Pianist for Parties or Wedding
*Custom Flower Arrangement
*Aveda Gift Basket
*Merle Norman Gift Basket
*Nicole Millet Hair Salon
*Single Mom Calm & Quiet Gift Set
*Spectrum 3-month Fitness Membership
*Ballins Pearl Necklace & Bracelet Set
*City Pork Gift Cards
*Movie Theater Gift Cards
*D’s Flower Garden Gift Card
*Cavalier House Gift Cards
And an assortment of additional gift cards and gifts with more arriving daily

To read stories from the single moms we are helping across the nation, visit our Testimonials page HERE!

Thank you to this year’s Corporate Sponsors:

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Additional Sponsors include:

In Honor of George & Dora Rouvalis

Clay Stewart with State Farm

Alissa Jenkins with CJ Brown

Sonnier Law Firm

And Several Anonymous Donors.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!