Hurricane Ida Fundraiser

We are gathering donations to help children who were affected by Hurricane Ida. These children have endured so much in such a small amount of time: no electricity, loss of home, school cancellations, and so many other adversities with this hurricane. We want to provide them with items to help with the anxieties and stress that come with a natural disaster.

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According to the CDC website,

Experiencing a disaster can cause stress for families. Young children, under 8 years of age, are at particular risk for mental health issues. Some children may develop disorders like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder after a disaster. Stress and emotional problems affect children’s physical health, quality of life and how they do at home, in school, and in their communities. It is important to keep children mentally and physically safe both during and after a disaster.”

Items we are looking to collect/purchase are baby food, formula, diaper cream/ointments, diapers, and wipes for the infants. For the older children, we are looking to collect/purchase coloring books, small craft kits, puzzle books, color pencils, puzzles, individually wrapped snacks, etc to fill our Brooke’s Kindness Bags.

Please email or call 985-718-4144 for more information.

57 Brooke's Kindness Bags, as well as eight shopping bags full of donated items, were delivered to St. John the Baptist Parishes distribution center in Reserve on Friday, October 15.

Our director, Melissa, as well as volunteer Donna, were on hand to drop off the items to the distribution center on Regala Drive in Reserve for children in the area.

First delivery made Tuesday, September 21, 2021 to the United Way of St. Charles Campus in Boutte, Louisiana.