Bourbon Pride gift shop holds weekly $250 giveaway for unemployed workers

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A Bourbon Street gift shop started a cash giveaway and will hold its first one on Monday for unemployed New Orleanians struggling to find work or make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bourbon Pride, located at 909 Bourbon Street, will hold a $250 giveaway each Monday throughout August. Each Monday this month, the gift shop employees will draw names and each person announced will receive the cash prize.

Two names will be drawn this Monday and the next, and up to four people’s names on the rest of the Mondays in the month.

To be eligible for the giveaway, simply stop by Bourbon Pride and drop a name of a person who is unemployed into the jar in the store. No purchase is necessary.

Those wishing to donate to the giveaway are asked to contact the shop via Facebook.