Winter coat drive for Calcasieu Parish senior citizens underway - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Winter coat drive for Calcasieu Parish senior citizens underway

(Source: Lake Charles Care Center) (Source: Lake Charles Care Center)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Care Center is teaming up with Harbor Hospice for a one-day coat drive aimed at keeping every senior citizen in Calcasieu Parish warm this winter.

Their goal is to collect as many coats as possible.

Lake Charles Care Center Marketing Director Keely Davidson said the need is great because many of the seniors who arrive at the home sometimes arrive with just the clothes on their back and some of them do not have family or family nearby to depend on.

Davidson is hoping to collect as many coats new or gently used. 

"I would just ask the community to please consider just going through your closets whether it's something you haven't worn in a while whether it's something with a tag on it, brand new, new or used, we would love to pass it on to someone else and make their Christmas wish come true," Davidson said.

Any coat, new or gently used that you would like to donate can be dropped off at the Lake Charles Care Center located at 2701 Ernest St, Lake Charles. 

Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Aging infrastructure big issue for those who manage drinking and wastewater systems in Louisiana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-07-18 01:11:53 GMT

    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

    More >>

    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

    More >>
  • Breaking

    BPSO: DeRidder man arrested for second-degree murder

    BPSO: DeRidder man arrested for second-degree murder

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:33:28 GMT
    Antoine Porter (Source: BPSO)Antoine Porter (Source: BPSO)

    BPSO found a deceased person in a bedroom in a residence.

    More >>

    BPSO found a deceased person in a bedroom in a residence.

    More >>
  • City officials announce new parks initiative: Partners in Parks

    City officials announce new parks initiative: Partners in Parks

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:31:57 GMT
    "Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)"Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)
    "Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)"Partners and Parks" is aimed to revitalize parks in SWLA. (Source: KPLC)

    Hunter revealed the poster during a news conference in front of a crowd of children, sponsors, councilmen, board members, organizations and more. The goal is to transform parks and green spaces throughout the city of Lake Charles. 

    More >>

    Hunter revealed the poster during a news conference in front of a crowd of children, sponsors, councilmen, board members, organizations and more. The goal is to transform parks and green spaces throughout the city of Lake Charles. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly