We had the good fortune of connecting with Kirk Boutte, Tiffany Simpson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kirk and Tiffany, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
It Takes A Village BR is a non profit community service organization created to change the community. We accomplish this goal by providing food, hygiene products, and caring conversation to persons experiencing poverty and homelessness in Baton Rouge, LA. In addition to our efforts to bring dignity and provide a sense of community for the members of our village, we also seek to inspire others to help the community one small step at a time.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The community has a lot of problems. We can’t solve all of them. But what we can do is give people who are struggling a sense of hope and dignity by showing them God’s love and by caring for and encouraging them.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Louie’s for a diner style breakfast N & Out Soulfood and try “Kirk’s Egg Sandwich” named after yours truly
Chimes for their chargrilled oysters and extensive beer selection
Dang’s for traditional Pho
Tsunami to enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God, the It Takes A Village BR team and the members of the Baton Rouge community that have supported the organization since it’s infancy.
It Takes A Village BR was founded on the principals of the Stone Soup folktale; where a stranger convinced the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys.