Home Giveaway 2022

Home Giveaway 2022

Project Overview 

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2023 TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN (Click here to visit)

WINNERS: The winner of the 2022 Love Our Schools Home Giveaway is Gustavo Rubio! Congratulations also to our Early Bird Winners: Marietta LaFosse, winner of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers for a year, and Marguerite Blanchard, winner of $5,000 cash!    

Love Our Schools is thrilled to announce its newest fundraising campaign to benefit public education across Lafayette Parish: the Love Our Schools Home Giveaway.

Love Our Schools is selling $25 tickets for the chance to win a brand-new home valued at $330,000 to be built and donated by Manuel Builders in Couret Farms, a traditional neighborhood development in Upper Lafayette, just south of Carencro. The drawing will be held on September 21, 2022 with the deadline to purchase tickets being September 18, 2022. There will also be prizes for early-bird ticket purchases including a $5,000 cash prize and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for one year.

A portion of the proceeds from this home giveaway fundraiser will be given directly to each school within the Lafayette Parish School System to address their specific areas of need, while the remainder will be used for future Love Our Schools initiatives. This home giveaway is made possible through the generosity of Manuel Builders with the donation of the home construction and Southern Lifestyle Development with the donation of the lot.

Enhancing public education is one of the greatest contributions a community can make toward its youth and a vitally important investment in its future. Ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn, grow and excel is critically important for a sustainable, prosperous community and a thriving workforce. This home giveaway will be an annual fundraiser to help maintain and support Love Our Schools’ plans in the years to come. Our community’s future begins in our schools, and it’s up to all of us to join together to ensure a bright future for Louisiana.

Home Details 

The Love Our Schools Home Giveaway is made possible through the generosity of Manuel Builders with the donation of the home construction and Southern Lifestyle Development with the donation of the lot in the traditional neighborhood development of Couret Farms. The Love Our Schools home is located in Upper Lafayette near the intersection of I-49 and I-10, off of Pont Des Mouton Road, just south of Carencro, Louisiana. This modern farmhouse valued at $330,000 will be 1,852 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms; it will feature an open floor plan, large kitchen island, butler pantry, oversized closets, plentiful storage space, and more.

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Contest Rules 

Thank you for supporting the Love Our Schools Home Giveaway Raffle (the “Raffle”), conducted for the benefit of Love our Schools. Your purchase of one or more Love Our Schools Home Giveaway raffle ticket(s) signifies your full and unconditional agreement to the following Terms & Conditions:


In the event of any dispute, a reasonable interpretation or determination by Love our Schools regarding the application of these Terms & Conditions is final and binding in all matters related to the Raffle.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Tickets may sell out before the date of the raffle drawing. The chances of winning are based on the number of tickets sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve.

Sponsor: William C Schumacher Family Foundation for the benefit of Love Our Schools, 1035 Camellia Blvd, Suite 100 (Lafayette, LA 70503), in association with The Pugh Family Foundation and Stuller Family Foundation (all of the foregoing are collectively referred to as “Sponsor Associates”).

Media Provider: Scripps Media, Inc. d/b/a KATC-TV.


To be eligible to purchase a ticket, you must be at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older as of the date of entry, and a living resident of the United States.

The following persons are not eligible to purchase a ticket: officers and board directors of Sponsor, the William C. Schumacher Family Foundation, The Pugh Family Foundation, Stuller Family Foundation, Manuel Builders, Media Provider, and their Immediate Family Members, including the legal spouse/partner of any of the foregoing. “Immediate Family Members” includes the spouse, parents, in-laws, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren.

The determinations of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions.

A ticket purchased by an ineligible person is void and cannot be a winning ticket. No refunds will be made to ineligible purchasers, except in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winner.


Tickets may be reserved on www.loveourschoolsfoundation.org, and at participating locations including Pop Up Tents which will be announced. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win. Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified.

Tickets may be reserved for $25 each. Reservations made are limited to a maximum of 200 tickets per transaction.

A ticket represents a chance to win the opportunity to accept an offer of the stated prize. All sales of tickets are final, and no refunds will be issued. Tickets, prizes, receipts, and any winner’s rights are not transferable.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject any ticket reservation request that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” A ticket issued in exchange for a check returned for “insufficient funds,” or for a credit card charge that was declined, invalid, stolen, unauthorized, or for which payment is canceled or challenged is void and cannot be a winning ticket.

Ticket purchases are not tax deductible.

All ticket reservations must be received and purchased by the indicated deadlines for the Grand Prize and Early Bird Prizes, respectively. Any requests for reservations of tickets received after these deadlines will be ineligible. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail, email or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. All defective or physically altered tickets or entry forms may be disqualified.


The winning ticket for each prize will be selected by a random drawing on the respective dates of the raffle drawing set forth below from the tickets properly reserved and paid for by the respective deadlines set forth below. Sponsor will select the name of potential winners of the prizes in a random drawing from all eligible raffle tickets. All tickets have an equal chance to win. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win.

Prizes to be awarded are: Grand Prize: Love Our Schools Giveaway house located at 104 Sonora Lane, Lafayette, LA 70507 constructed by Manual Builders (estimated value of $330,000); Early Bird Prizes: Early Bird Prize 1 is one (1) year supply of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers defined as (i) a Raising Cane’s gift basket valued at $100.00 and (ii) one (1) free “Cane’s for a Year” gift card (valued at $500.00) under which one (1) Box Combo will be added to the card per week on each Monday during the one year period to be redeemed on a weekly basis. Each weekly Box Combo must be redeemed on a weekly basis such that any Box Combo not redeemed within one week of its addition to the card shall be forfeited and will not “roll over” or accumulate under the gift card. Early Bird Prize 2 is $5,000 in cash.

All raffle tickets properly reserved and paid for by the Early Bird Prize deadlines shall be eligible to win the Early Bird Prize(s) by which deadline such raffle ticket was timely reserved and the Grand Prize. The tickets for winners of the Early Bird Prizes will be included in the drawing for the Grand Prize.

Only raffle tickets properly reserved before the deadline of September 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize. Drawing for the Grand Prize to be held “live” on KATC-TV3 during Media Provider’s 5pm (CST) newscast on September 21, 2022. (Date and time are subject to change.)

For Early Bird Prize 1 (Free Years’ Worth of Canes as defined herein), only raffle tickets properly reserved and paid for before the deadline of August 16, 2022, at 11:59 pm shall be entered for a chance to win. Drawing for the Early Bird Prize 1 will be August 17, 2022, at 5:00pm (date and time are subject to change) via social media.

For Early Bird Prize 2 ($5,000 cash), only raffle tickets properly reserved and paid for before the deadline of August 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm shall be entered for a chance to win. Drawing for the Early Bird Prize 2 will be August 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm (date and time are subject to change) via social media.


The odds of winning a prize depends on the number of valid raffle tickets sold. Each valid raffle ticket sold has an equal chance to be selected as a winning ticket. The chances of any individual ticket being a winning ticket are based on the number of tickets sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning ticket improve.

Each prize will be awarded to only one (1) winner. If the winning ticket selected for a particular prize has more than one name on it, the prize will be awarded to the eligible individual whose name appears first on the ticket. That individual is solely responsible for allocating the value of the prize among the purchasers.

Each winner must accept the prize, “as is” or “as built” without additions or alterations with no expressed or implied warranties by Sponsor.

The winning ticket holder will have thirty (30) days to accept the prize.

Any prize unclaimed after thirty (30) days is forfeited and no substitute or alternative prize will be provided. A forfeited prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries or in accordance with applicable gaming agency regulations.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and Media Provider to use the winner’s name, picture, video image, and relevant quotes to promote Love our Schools, and agreement by the winner that the prize will not be used for fundraising for another charity.

The winner of each prize shall have no rights in or to the prize itself until the winner has been verified as eligible by Sponsor and until delivery of the prize to the winner has been completed. Until that time, as between the William C Schumacher Family Foundation and the winner, each prize remains the sole property of the William C Schumacher Family Foundation. In the case of a winner accepting a house he/she will take ownership subject to all applicable federal, state, and local land use restrictions, and to any covenants, rules, fees, or other restrictions administered by a homeowners’ or condominium association, or other community.


Taxes/ Prize Restrictions

Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein, including but not limited to, financing charges, change of air travel fees, ground transportation, automobile insurance, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees and/or other expenses, are the responsibility solely of winner. Prizes known as “additional prizes” cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize(s). Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Raffle. Furniture and Accessories in home are not included.

The value of each prize is includible in the winner’s gross income and may be subject to reporting by Sponsor to the Internal Revenue Service. Each winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and/or local income, sales, or use taxes due on account of his or her acceptance of the prize. If the prize is a house, the winner assumes all fees, local, state, and federal taxes (including but not limited to income taxes based on the value of the house), financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the house is transferred to the winner. The winner of the Love Our Schools Home Giveaway house agrees that the value of the property reported by Sponsor for income tax and other purposes will be based on the written appraisal obtained by Sponsor from a licensed appraiser. The winner in the Love our Schools Home Giveaway is responsible for payment of income, sales, use or other applicable taxes, titling, registration, and licensing fees. Sponsor takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Winners should consult a tax professional.

Prizes identified as “Additional Prizes” cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; the “Grand Prize” can be forfeited in exchange for a $100,000.00 cash option wherein winner foregoes opportunity to assume possession of Grand Prize and accepts a $100,000.00 payout as substitute; in this instance, William C. Schumacher Family Foundation retains ownership of Grand Prize.

Release and Limitation of Liability

Each winner hereby releases and holds Sponsor, Media Provider, and all Sponsor Associates harmless with respect to any claim based on any such occurrence. A raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of duty or conduct related to the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle tickets. In no event shall Sponsor or Media Provider be liable to any person for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or, consequential, or other damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of the Giveaway, use or ownership of the prizes.

Additional Conditions

If the Raffle is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, natural disasters, global heath crises or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, corruption or alteration of the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Raffle (“an impairment”), Sponsor may, in its sole and exclusive discretion, void any entries suspected of causing such impairment and/or (a) cancel or terminate the Raffle (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Raffle or suspend the Raffle to address the impairment and then resume the Raffle in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of impairment, and/or all eligible non-suspect entries received after the time of impairment.

Early Bird Prizes