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UPDATE: Back-To-School Giveaways & Assistance In SWLA

Here’s an updated list of Back-to-School giveaways and assistance being offered in the area to parents/guardians and students in need.

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The following information has been updated to include new locations, dates and times of various back-to-school events in and around Calcasieu Parish.

 19th Annual Axiall Back to School Bash

When: Aug. 2nd from 10am to 2pm

  • Where: Pryce Miller Recreation Center
  • 216 Albert Street, Lake Charles
  • All area wide students are invited. Backpacks and school supplies will be given out while supplies last.
  • A fun day for the entire family- lunch will be provided, games, face painting, space walk, information & education and door prizes.
  • An adult must accompany all children.
  • For more information contact La’Techa Landry at la’


  • Application process for students in Beauregard parish.  Get application at office at 628 High School Drive in DeRidder.
  • (337) 462-2273

Boulevard Baptist Church

  • 3007 Enterprise Boulevard at the Mission Center in Lake Charles
  • Mission Center number  496-8485
  • July 24th from 3 to 7 pm
  • Look for the blue double doors on the Craft Street side of the church
  • School uniforms will be given away

Care Help of Sulphur

  • The program provides assistance with school uniforms, basic supplies and shoes for low-income Sulphur residents.
  • 528-2273
  • Application days are Wednesday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, July. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sulphur First Baptist Church gym at 517 S. Huntington St.
  • Care Help of Sulphur Facebook page has application and so does office

Christian Baptist Church (South Campus) School Supply  and Uniform Give Away

  • 4460 Fifth Avenue in Lake Charles
  • When:  Saturday, August 9th at 7:00 pm.
  • An adult must accompany all children.
  • They will have school supplies and gently used school uniforms while supplies last.

The Dwelling Place Church

  • 1800 East College Street, Lake Charles.
  • Saturday, August 9th at 9 am
  • 1,000 backpacks with school supplies being given out to children in PreK – 5th grade while supplies last.
  • Children must attend.
  • 477-8127

Families Helping Families

  • 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA  70601
  • 337.436.2570 or 800.894.6558
  • We have supplies for children in special education in need…parents must attend a workshop and show a current IEP to be eligible.

 Salvation Army

  • Taking applications for families whose children need school supplies.
  • Please call ahead at 337-433-4155 for eligibility information.

Warren United Methodist Church

  • 1800 Orchid Street in Lake Charles
  • 474-3009
  • Date change-Saturday, August 9th from 10am to 1pm.  
  • They will have school supplies while supplies last.  Bring ID.
  • An adult must accompany all children.


Ward 3 Recreation Center  New information

  • Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 4 to 5 pm
  • Win Door Prizes
  • School Supplies
  • Anita Barker, 337-302-3725;


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