The De La Salle High School Service Club is pleased to announce its spring service project, a supplies and fundraising drive in support of the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter. Concern for the poor and social justice is one of our Lasallian Core Principles. More than ever, there is a great need in our community to help those who are suffering or in difficult circumstances.
The New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (https://nowcs.org/) supports women and children equally, allowing families to stay together, grow strong and strive for success. The program was revised in 2007 with a greater emphasis on case management and increased support for helping women with children achieve independence. Around two-thirds of the people this organization serves are children.
Our goal is to provide the supplies necessary to creating a safe and comfortable space for women and children who seek the shelter and services of the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter. This organization has 15 rooms available to help those in need, and we hope to outfit as many rooms as we can for incoming families.
When a family is prepared to leave the shelter, the supplies provided to outfit the room are theirs to take as they move forward in their lives. As supplies are collected, members of our service club will be visiting the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter to outfit each of the rooms.
This project is dear to the heart of the De La Salle High School community, as we honor the memory of Ms. Lauren Elizabeth Barthé Charles, the recently deceased daughter of faculty member Mr. John Charles, and the close friend of Ms. Melissa Tyler, Development Director of the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter.
There are many ways that you can help!
Purchase items from one of our room registries listed below:
Azalea Room (Amazon) – https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/M2JA067V4FAZ/guest-view
Carnation Room (Amazon) – https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3N0CY3ZGF8WPH/guest-view?ref=cm_sw_em_r_gr_un_9dBDDn7K5MZMv
Fleur-de-lis Room (Amazon) – https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/1XJYL457ID30W/guest-view
Jasmine Room (Bed, Bath & Beyond) – https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/giftregistry/viewregistryguest/550139443?eventType=Other&selectedRLVFilters=_recommended
Magnolia Room (Amazon) – https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/33SRLQ2WDYL95/guest-view?ref=cm_sw_em_r_gr_un_qi6jS3Bbrpd18
Make a monetary gift directly to the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter
To learn more about the work of the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter or to make a monetary gift, please visit their website at https://nowcs.org/support/.