Goodwill needs back-to-school donations - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Goodwill needs back-to-school donations

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Many families in the Lake Charles area rely on Goodwill, especially as the new school year approaches, but the store is low on items such as school supplies and clothing.

Calcasieu Parish schools start August 14, and for many families, Goodwill has played an important role in getting their student ready for class. Now, the store itself needs help.

"We've noticed a decrease in donations lately," Jade Rayburn, Marketing Director for Goodwill SWLA said. "We have a lot of students going back to school and a lot of families that are looking for great deals on clothing or uniforms for their kids to get back into school."

Items the store is lacking include children's shoes, backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms.

"A lot of families they need help. They need the discounted clothing to get their kids into clothes for the new school year," Rayburn said.

And even though the store needs donations year round, summertime is when the families in the Lake Charles community shop the Goodwill the most.

"We see a huge surge in the number of people coming in looking for items that they're not able to purchase in other stores," Rayburn said.

The Goodwill store in Lake Charles will have its back-to-school donation drive on August 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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