Today is the day we reach into our closets and donate as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We have the list of what's needed and the drop off locations.

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Here are all the details. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and Homelessness Education, the Region 5 Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Continuum of Care for the homeless will host a “Winter Drive By” event. This event will take place on Monday, November 12th, from 7:00am – 10:00am.

 

The Winter Drive By is part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and encourages Calcasieu residents to participate by donating their winter wear items for those less fortunate in the community. Winter wear items that are needed include:

 

  • New and gently      used coats (Men, Women and Children)
  • Hand warmers
  • Plastic ponchos
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Winter Boots
  • New thermal      underwear (Men, Women and Children)
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Hats/Caps

 

Participating in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week not only raises awareness it also strengthens Region 5’s efforts to end hunger and homelessness in our communities.

 

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:


Allen Parish

First Federal Bank, 222 South 10th Street, Oakdale

 

 

Beauregard Parish
DeRidder Police Department, 200 S. Jefferson St., DeRidder

First Federal Bank, 519 North Pine St., DeRidder

 

Calcasieu Parish:
Abraham’s Tent: 2300 Fruge Street (Hwy 90), Lake Charles

Allen P. August Annex Center – 2000 Moeling Street, Lake Charles
Catholic Charities, 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles
Cato, 2835 Derek Drive, Lake Charles
Cato, 2470 North Martin Luther King Highway 14, Moss Bluff
KPLC TV, 320 Division Street, Lake Charles

Lake Charles Civic Center Parking Lot, Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles

Nissan of Lake Charles, 1700 Siebarth Drive, Lake Charles

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1537 Country Club Road, Lake Charles

Tarver Ford, 930 Beglis Parkway, Sulphur

United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 715 Ryan Street, Lake Charles

Cameron Parish:
Cameron Council on Aging, 951 Highway 384, Grand Lake
Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, 953 Highway 384, Grand Lake
Jefferson-Davis Parish:
Bubba Oustalet , 819 N. Main Street, Jennings

 

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