To make the most of this school year, every child needs the proper tools. The list of supplies can be quite long, and for some parents, it can be a challenge to provide their child with everything they need to succeed.
The national retail federation's 2018 back to school survey estimates the average family will spend $122 on supplies such as notebooks, pencils, backpacks and lunchboxes to get their kids ready for school. It isn't always easy to find that kind of money.
That's why KPLC, DeWanna's Closet and Wendy's are teaming up to make sure every child can get off to a good start.
Drop off your donation of any new school supplies or uniforms at the Wendy's on West Prien Lake Road and Lake Street on Friday, August 3rd. We'll be out collecting donations from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. School supplies that are still needed include backpacks, chair backs, scientific calculators, 3 ring binders – even paper, glue, and pencils. No donation will be turned away.
All the supplies you graciously donate will be taken to DeWanna's Closet, a non-profit organization that serves children ages 3 years old through high school. Everything they distribute is brand new and ready for students. It's a great cause that benefits kids – and families – across southwest Louisiana.