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 ( 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) –

Carnation Room (Amazon) –

Fleur-de-lis Room (Amazon) –

Gladiolus Room (Target) –

Jasmine Room (Bed, Bath & Beyond) –

Magnolia Room (Amazon) –

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

Thank you for your support!


  • Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Follow Us



De La Salle High School operates under a non-discriminatory policy which admits students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school, and further meaning, specifically but not exclusively, a policy of making no discrimination on the basis of race in administration of education policies, application for admission, or scholarship and loan program and athletic and extracurricular programs.