Giving Back

“Giving Back to the Community We Proudly Serve”

Our Cvitanovich family takes great pride in serving the communities that we—and our restaurants—call home. The entire Drago’s family has worked together to make Southern Louisiana stronger, safer and more united. Whether in the wake of disaster or the glow of rebirth, it is our honor to serve our communities and our neighbors in need. Join us to share the spirit and share the love!

Drago's Seafood Restaurant Giving Back to the Community

Helping our community in Katrina’s aftermath, distributing FREE FOOD at St. Dominic’s in Lakeview

Times Picayune Loving Cup Awarded to Tommy Cvitanovich Photo credit: Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-Picayune

$81,048.45 Donated so far in 2013!

2013 Community Partners:

  • American Red Cross
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School
  • Archbishop Rummel High School
  • Audubon Charter School
  • Autism Society
  • Bayou Country Children’s Museum
  • Bonnabel High School
  • Bridge House/Grace House
  • Bright Star Youth Academy
  • Brother Martin High School
  • Camp Challenge
  • CASA Jefferson
  • Charlie’s Saints Marching Club
  • Children’s Neuromuscular Foundation of LA
  • East Jefferson General Hospital
  • Great 100 Nurses Foundation
  • Harry Thompson Center
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Jefferson Advocacy Center
  • Jefferson Parish Recreation Department
  • Jesuit High School
  • Lakeview Shepherd Center
  • Louise Hayem Manheim Nursery School
  • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Louisiana State Troopers Association
  • Malcolm Jenkins Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Mount Carmel Academy
  • Next Generation
  • Newton Memorial Fund
  • NOMA LOVE in the Garden
  • Saints Hall of Fame Museum
  • Second Harvest Food Bank GNO
  • SpayMart
  • St. Anthony of Padua School
  • St. Benilde School
  • St. Clement of Rome Church
  • St. Francis Xavier School
  • St. Mary’s Dominican
  • St. Pius X Parish
  • TeamSmile
  • The Miracle League of GNO
  • The Salvation Army
  • Wayne M. Densch Charities
  • Women of St. Michael

$158,090.00 Donated in 2012!

2012 Community Partners:

  • Amelie G Magazine
  • American Heart Association
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School
  • Archbishop Rummel High School
  • Archbishop Shaw High School
  • Atonement Lutheran Church and School
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans
  • Brother Martin High School
  • C.A.S.A. Jefferson
  • Cabrini High School
  • Cafe Hope
  • Camp Tiger
  • Cathedral Montessori School
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Christian Brothers School
  • Church of St. Philip Neri
  • Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club
  • De La Salle High School
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • Dominican High School
  • Ducks Unlimited N.O. Chapter
  • Dumb Ox Ministries
  • East Jefferson General Hospital Doctor’s Day
  • Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans
  • Fore!Kids Foundation
  • Gates of Prayer Nursery School
  • Gleason Gras
  • Great 100 Nurses Foundation
  • Holy Cross School
  • Jazz on the Bayou
  • Jefferson Performing Arts Society
  • Jefferson SPCA
  • Jesuit High School
  • Junior Achievement
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kidd’s Kids
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
  • Louisiana Legends of Rock and Roll
  • Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Lupus Fundraiser
  • March of Dimes
  • Men of Fashion/ Women of Fashion
  • Metairie Women’s Club
  • Miller McCoy School
  • Mount Carmel Academy
  • National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
  • New Orleans Medical Mission Services
  • Next Generation
  • New Orleans Police Department
  • Notre Dame Seminary
  • Operation Smile
  • Orlean’s Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
  • Protect and Defend
  • Raintree Children and Family Services
  • Reconcile New Orleans
  • Royal Street Stroll
  • Ruppel Academy
  • Saints Hall of Fame Museum
  • Season’s Loss and Grief Center
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (N.O. and Acadiana)
  • St. Angela Merici School
  • St. Anselm Church
  • St. Bernard Project
  • St. Christopher’s Christolette Dance Team
  • St. Clement of Rome
  • St. Dominic School
  • St. Edward the Confessor
  • St. Frances Xavier School
  • St. Frances Xavier Church
  • St. Michael Special School
  • St. Paul’s in the Park
  • St. Philip Neri School
  • Stuart Hall School for Boys
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • Sunshine Kids
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • The Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
  • The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation
  • The Salvation Army
  • Top Docs
  • Tulane University
  • U.S. Military
  • University of New Orleans
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Willwoods Community

$161,521.00 Donated in 2011!

2011 Community Partners:

  • Archbishop Shaw High School
  • COINS 4 KIDS
  • Mary’s Song
  • St. Benilde Men’s Club
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School
  • Chefs’ Charity for Children
  • Cabrini High School
  • Volunteers of America
  • De La Salle High School
  • St. Andrew the Apostle School
  • St. Catherine of Sienna
  • St. George’s Episcopal School
  • Harry Tompson Center
  • St. Dominic School
  • Brother Martin High School
  • Jefferson Chamber
  • Sunshine Kids
  • Cancer Crusaders
  • Harold Keller Elementary School
  • Metairie Academy
  • Sugarplum Ball for Children’s Hospital
  • Richie Kernion Memorial Golf Fore Life!
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish Fair
  • Seasons Grief & Loss Center
  • Japan Quake Fund/Greater N.O. Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Clement of Rome
  • Cure Search for Children’s Cancer
  • Northshore Sportsplex
  • Marie Riviere Elementary School
  • North Shore Booster Club
  • Jesuit High School
  • St. Mary’s Dominican High School
  • St. Pius X Parish Festival
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Christian Brother School
  • Kehoe France School
  • Krewe of Argus
  • Terrytown Volunteer Fire Department
  • Taste of the Town/Lafreniere Park
  • Stewart Hall School
  • Mount Carmel Academy
  • Johnny Bright Playground Booster Club
  • Boys Hope/Girls Hope
  • Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
  • New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE)
  • We Live to Eat & Bowl
  • Lakeview Boosters Club
  • Partnership for Youth Development
  • Joplin, MO Tornado Relief Efforts
  • Friends of CASA, Inc.
  • The Haven
  • Bridge House/Grace House
  • “Baby Olivia” Fundraiser
  • PAWS (Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Guild
  • LA Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The Adrenoleukodystrophy Foundation
  • Blessey Marine Services Golf Tourney
  • Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Crimestoppers Carnivale
  • John Folse Culinary Institute
  • American Heart Association
  • Metropolitan Center for Women & Children
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • Nunez Community College Foundation Board
  • Lusher Charter School
  • St. Edward the Confessor Church
  • National Restaurant Association Educations Foundation ProStart Initiative
  • Down Syndrome Assoc. of Greater New Orleans
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Kohen Treser Fundraiser
  • Ladies Leukemia League
  • St. Ann Parish Family Fest
  • St. Andrew’s Village
  • Cafe Hope
  • Fallen Firefighters
  • Ted Schwander Golf Tournament for Children’s Hospital Cardiac Care Unit
  • Kelly Gibson Foundation
  • Notre Dame Seminary Gala
  • Gleason Gras
  • Belle Chasse High School
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School
  • Raintree Children & Family Services
  • Archbishop Rummel High School
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School
  • St. Stanislaus
  • Krewe of Zulu
  • Louisiana State Police
  • St. Christopher School
  • Leukemia Society
  • St. Louis King of France
  • Rummel Alumni Beast Feast
  • Louisiana National Guard Association
  • Holy Cross
  • Christian Brothers Football Program
  • Boomer Classic
  • Jesuit Spring Bazaar
  • New Orleans Fire Department Foundation
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Tulane “Ripples” Camp
  • Beacon of Hope
  • LRA Education Foundation
  • LRA ProStart Competition
  • Rummel Class of ’77
  • Christian Brothers Lacrosse
  • Christian Brothers Golf Tournament
  • Jesuit Freshmen Retreat
  • Gulf Coast Seafood Forum
  • American Culinary Federation of LA Dinner
  • Fore!Kids Foundation
  • Sacred Heart Academy
  • Saints Hall of Fame
  • East Jefferson Hospital Foundation
  • Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • Church of St. Philip Neri
  • Archbishop Shaw Alumni Association
  • C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans
  • St. Angela Merici School
  • Dawnbusters
  • Liuzza Palooza/Michael Bordelon
  • Make A Wish For Susie
  • St. Anselm Catholic Church
  • Operation Outreach/St. Bernard Project
  • “Jumping for Jonathan” Fundraiser
  • Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Great 100 Nurses Foundation
  • St. Joseph Abbey
  • Caps for Kids
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Friends in Need Foundation
  • Teaching Knowledge of Principles Golf Tourny
  • Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Fair
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • The First Tee of Greater New Orleans
  • LRA/GNO Golf Tournament
  • Jefferson Performing Arts Society
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Jefferson the Beautiful