Forum 225 Relaunches “We Are BR!” Campaign, Portion Of Merchandise Proceeds To Benefit Food Bank

Forum 225 is excited to announce the relaunch of its We Are BR! campaign. The campaign is 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.

The campaign originally spearheaded 20 years ago by then Forum 35 members. Relaunch of the campaign was planned for the organization’s annual Community Impact Breakfast which was postponed from its March 24 date. “This isn’t the release that we intended, but this is also a time where community members and businesses need support more than ever,” said Jessica Trepagnier, Forum 225 immediate past president. “Forum 225 is privileged to have an opportunity, if even slightly, to help bring individuals together during these difficult times.”

Forum 225 hopes the campaign will inspire residents to come together and support small business, restaurants, healthcare workers and each other in this time of need. The goal of the campaign is to bring together a sense of community even while we are apart.

Campaign t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise items can be purchased on the organization’s website. Through May 1, Forum 225 will donate 10% of proceeds on the sale of We Are BR! merchandise to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For more information or to make a purchase, visit