Lafayette non-profit Healing House, Hope For Grieving Children, accepted a generous $25,000 donation from the Caillouet family this month. The announcement was made on the heels of #GivingTuesday which encouraged internet users to do some good in their communities as we enter the holiday season.

Annie Caillouet, who is frequently on this station during the Healing House Martinis "Tini Tour", lost her dad at a young age and has made it her mission to help other kids who are going through what she did. The donation is in memory of her dad, David Caillouet, who would have turned 74-years-old this month.

According to a release from Healing House, the contribution is a sponsorship of the “Hurricane Room” to benefit the capital campaign designated to build Randon’s Place at Healing House. The "Hurricane Room" is a place where kids can take out their aggression in a safe space at the house. With unbreakable window panes in the room and foam rubber floors, grieving kids are encouraged to use punching bags and bean bags to express their feelings.

Earlier this year, Healing House broke ground on a new 'house' in Lafayette which will be called Randon's Place. The new facility will allow the organization to take on more young clients who need a helping hand to grieve.

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Healing House, formerly known as The Grief Center of Southwest Louisiana, is a nonprofit organization committed to helping children ages 4-18 work through the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. All services are provided completely free of charge. To learn more about the Healing House or to make a contribution, visit or call 337.234.0443.