Alexandria, Louisiana, – May 19 – June 13, the Rapides Parish Library will be collecting black or brown belts, gently used and new school uniforms, school supplies, and clothes in all sizes for homeless children and their families. Donations will be accepted at any location of the Rapides Parish Library.
Gunter Branch Manager Pam Martin, who heads this project, said, “There are 485 children registered as homeless in Rapides Parish schools. Some live in shelters, and others spend a night or two with family or friends but have no permanent home.” The donated items are given to the Rapides Parish School Board for distribution.
For more information, call Pam Martin at 318-443-7259.