The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Continuum of Care along with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Human Services Department is holding their 5th Annual Winter Drive this week. Items are being collected for the homeless, now until November 10, 2016 throughout the city.  Instead of donating unwanted clothes and goods to your usual spots, this is the perfect alternative and will help those in our community in need.

Be sure to stop by and donate new or slightly used clothes, coats, shoes and more. For more info contact Albertha Chavis or Umeih Thomas at (337) 721-4030.  Below is a complete list of items needed and drop-off location sites in the area:

Items needed:
 Deodorant
 Shampoo (travel size)
 Conditioner (travel size)
 Toothpaste (travel size)
 Toothbrush (holder okay)
 Mouth Wash (travel size)
 Dental Floss
 Disposable Razors
 Shaving Cream (travel size)
 Soap
 Comb/Brush
 Sunblock (@ least 30 SPF)
 Lip Balm
 Athlete’s Foot Products
 Shoe Insoles (women & men)
 Band-Aids/First-Aid Kits (travel size)
 Cough Drops
 Diapers
 Towels (solid color)
 Wash Cloths (solid color)
 Mosquito Repellent
 Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
 Feminine Hygiene Products
 Kleenex (travel size)
 Baby Wipes (travel size)
 Backpacks/Tote bags

Drop-off locations in Lake Charles:

United Way of Southwest Louisiana - 815 Ryan Street

CPPJ Human Services/Multi Purpose Building - 2001 Moeling Street

Police Jury Government Building - 1015 Pithon St.

City of Lake Charles - 326 Pujo St.

American Red Cross - 3512 Kirkman St.

Magnolia Life Building - 1011 Lakeshore Dr.

Central Library - 301 W. Claude St.

Volunteers of America - 2119 Oak Park Blvd. 70601

Sulphur Location

Sulphur City Hall - 500 N. Huntington St.

Iowa Location

Iowa Library - 107 E. 1st St.

Westlake Location

City of Westlake - 1001 Mulberry St.