POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 1:52pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — NBC33 News, sister station FOX44 News, and St. Vincent de Paul have teamed up for another year of the holiday collection drive. This marks the 21st year of working together to assist the homeless in our community for the holidays. Luckett Portrait Studio will be offering a free photo with Santa from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on these days. Plus, we’ll have some fun arts and craft activities for the little ones.
All you have to do is bring your donations on December 4 and December 13 to Perkins Rowe between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Bishop Ott Shelter Program and Myriam’s House serve homeless men, women and children by providing over 25,000 guest nights of shelter annually with a philosophy of giving a hand-up, not a hand-out. The items collected in our annual campaign are critical in providing a home to people who have nowhere else to turn for help.
We open our arms and our hearts to those who have no place to call home. Help the most vulnerable in our community by donating one or more of the items listed below. We hope that you’ll help us achieve that goal.
- Knit caps
- Sheets (twin & crib size)
- Umbrellas and rain gear
- Pillow cases
- Disposable Diapers (especially sizes 4,5,6)
- Baby wipes
- Men’s, women’s and children’s underwear
- Baby lotion
- Baby shampoo
- Baby powder
- Disposable cups
- Plates & bowls
- Plastic forks
- Paper towels
- High efficiency laundry detergent
- Toilet paper
- Drink mix (tea, lemonade, etc.)
- Disposable razors
- Foot powder
- Feminine hygiene products
- Soap and shampoo
- Body lotion
- Body powder