St. Charles supply drive planned Saturday

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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DESTREHAN — To help St. Charles Parish families with the back-to-school expense, United Way of St. Charles is partnering with Covenant Church and Blessed To Be A Blessing to host a back-to-school event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children.

The event is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Covenant Church Youth Center, located in the rear of the church at 1973 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan. 

Free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits will be distributed to the first 650 participants. A parent or guardian must be present with child(ren) to receive the supplies.

In addition to the supplies, the event will provide free food, health screenings, giveaways, information and resources. Door prizes will also be awarded, including a laptop computer for a school-age child.

“United Way of St. Charles recognizes that during tough economic times, it often becomes difficult for struggling families to meet even their most basic needs,” said Kacy Kernan, UWSC Director of Community Impact. “By providing school supplies to those families, we feel like we are saving them a substantial expense and allowing them to be able to put those funds, normally allocated to school supplies, toward the basic necessities of life.”

For more information, call United Way of St. Charles at 985-331-9063.