As you know, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has greatly affected the lives of many Louisiana citizens. As we face the challenge of cleaning and restoring our marshes and wetlands, with its vibrant fisheries anddelicacies, many of our citizens will need our help and our continued prayers.
Adults and wildlife are not the only ones affected by this spill; our children are affected as well. With the start of school in the not too distant future, many families in coastal Louisiana will be faced with the strain of providing the necessary school supplies our children need for success in school.
To help our children start off the school year, and to help alleviate the additional burden on families already faced with unprecedented challenges, I am launching a school supply drive. I am hoping that you will aid me by collecting school supplies for children along Louisiana's coast.
Please find below a sample school supply list to use when considering joining this effort. All supplies can be sent or dropped off at Louisiana's Governor's Mansion, Attn: Kellie Duhon, 1001 Capitol Access Road, BatonRouge, LA 70802 by August 1, 2010. Feel free to contact Kellie Duhon at 225-773-1415 if you have any questions.
Thank you, in advance, for considering joining us in this endeavor.
School Supply List for One Elementary Student
Mesh or clear school backpack
Crayons - 24 count
Scissors (Fiskers or other child friendly brand)
2 Marble backed composition books
Large pink pencil eraser
Glue sticks- 3 pack
Washable markers (8 basic colors)
4x6 ruled index cards- 1 pack
Self-stick post-it notes (100 sheets, approx. 3"x3" size)
Wide-ruled loose leaf paper, 1 pack
Multi-colored pack of construction paper
(3) Plastic pocket folders with prongs
Manila file folders, 1 pack
#2 pencils, 12 pack
Baby wipes, 1 package
Box of tissues (kleenex or other brand)
Ziploc bags (1 pack gallon and and 1 pack quart size)
1 large roll of paper towels
1 bottle, hand sanitizer
Other items for consideration: sneakers, khaki pants, socks