SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - To make the most of this school year, every child needs the proper tools to participate fully in class. The list of supplies is long, and for some parents, it can be a challenge to provide their child with everything they need to succeed. That's why KPLC, the Salvation Army and Wendy's are teaming up to make sure every child can get off to a good start.
Applications to receive the school supplies were taken Tuesday at the Salvation Army.
Here's how you can help!
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE FROM 6 A.M. UNTIL 6:30 P.M. TODAY AT WENDY'S LOCATIONS IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. Click HERE for a map of Wendy's locations.
Drop off your donation of any new school supplies or uniforms at the Wendy's nearest you on Wednesday, August 2. You can also drop off supplies any weekday during regular business hours at KPLC, 320 Division Street in downtown Lake Charles, or the Salvation Army Center of Hope, 3020 Legion Street. We'll take care of the shopping if you'd rather write a check, please make them out to Salvation Army Back to School and mail to 3020 Legion Street, Lake Charles LA 70615.
Types of school supplies that are needed:
Backpacks, chair backs, scientific calculators, resting mats, large 3 ring binders, smaller 3 ring binders, loose leaf paper - wide ruled, wipes, glue and glue sticks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, zip lock bags, construction paper, scissors, dry erase markers, pencils, pens, erasers, index cards, tissues, pencil bags, highlighters and hand sanitizer are the basics most schools require. You can check the Calcasieu Parish Schools website here for a breakdown by school and grade.