Help the shelters in Baton Rouge | Donate a blanket and you’ll sleep better, too!


Shelters in the Baton Rouge area need blankets, and the LSU School of Social Work is asking you to lend a hand. 

The winter in Louisiana is, in fact, very cold and can be difficult for those without proper covering. Having a blanket means someone is better equipped for the cold temperatures. Donating to help the shelters is a practical way of meeting the basic essentials of those in need.

“As a social work graduate student, I’ve learned that our profession is built on a basis of empathy and compassion. I imagine that if I were in a position without a blanket or permanent shelter, I’d hope that someone would be gracious to donate a blanket to me too,” Social Work Student Association (SWSA) President Isaac Simien said.

How you can help:

Purchase a twin bed blanket online and ship it to the School of Social Work (Dr. Wesley Church, LSU School of Social Work, 305 Huey P. Long Field House, Baton Rouge, LA 70803) or drop off a blanket at one of two locations on campus. There will be labeled receptacles in the Dean’s Office, 221 Peabody Hall and Huey P. Long Field House in the front entry.

More information about Blankets for Shelters

Blankets donated will be distributed to area shelters. A few dollars out of your pocket ensures someone’s warmth during the holiday season.

About SSW
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education. 

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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