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.

There are more than 10 shelters serving the greater Baton Rouge area. When the temperature drops as winter approaches, shelters see an influx of people coming to stay the night.

“With winter around the corner, it’s imperative that people in our community donate much-needed items to support homeless citizens,” said Dr. Wesley Church, Director of the LSU School of Social Work.

Last year, the School of Social Work donated 50 blankets to the Youth Oasis Children's House in Baton Rouge. Sandy Morgan, Admin. Assistant, said, "The kids absolutely loved them. They loved the fact that the blankets were not used, they were brand new and specifically for them. They loved that they could keep them forever and not have to return them when they leave. With the extras, when kids would ring the doorbell seeking food, the kids at the shelter would go and grab a blanket and hand one out to the street youth. They truly felt they were making a difference by being able to help another kid."

This year's blanket collection runs from Monday, October 17, 2016 to Friday, December 9, 2016.

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 a labeled receptacle in 221 Peabody Hall (Dean's Office), 313 Huey P. Long Field House, LSU Library, or the Student Union.

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


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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 Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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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 and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.


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