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Camp Restore
hosted its 25,000th volunteer March 24 with the arrival of more than 150 volunteers from across the U.S. to help with building, teaching and other nonprofit organization projects in the New Orleans area. Camp Restore has hosted more than 3,000 volunteers a year and logged more than 1 million volunteer hours since 2006.


Capital One Bank
donated thousands of diapers to the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) for the women's volunteer organization's Diaper Bank. Founded in 1924, JLNO aims to donate 90,000 diapers to New Orleans families by the end of 2015. Diapers are available via the Access Pregnancy Center (921 Aris Ave., Suite B, Metairie, 504-832-1503;


Garrett Hartley,
the former New Orleans Saints kicker now playing for the Cleveland Browns, raised more than $10,000 for The St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research for pediatric cancer. Hartley's sponsors raised the money to have Hartley's head shaved at Finn McCool's Irish Pub March 21. Shaved-head volunteers at the pub have raised more than $300,000 for the organization since 2011.


Darren Sharper,
former New Orleans Saints safety, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and no contest to similar charges on March 23 in cases in Arizona and California, respectively. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in prison. He faces similar charges in Las Vegas and New Orleans and entered into a "global resolution" plea deal to resolve the cases in all jurisdictions.

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