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UL nursing students asking for donations for homeless

Posted at 3:06 PM, Mar 19, 2019

UL nursing students are offering their services to the homeless and they need your help.

The students will give health screenings on April 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the St. Bernadette Clinic.

The purpose of this annual “Giving HOPE” outreach is to provide the community’s homeless population with the essentials they need along with free health screenings.

The group is asking for food, hygiene items and clothing donations to be dropped off at room 209-B V.L. Wharton Hall at the University. Deadline for drop-off is Friday, April 26, 2019.

Last year’s event had more than 200 attendees and the group was not able to provide all necessities to everyone, according to Dr. Jessica McCarthy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Their goal is to ensure that every attendee is provided the essentials.

The students are asking individuals and businesses that are interested in helping them reach their goal either by donation of services, monetary, or items. There is a need for all types of services and items, if unsure of how you can help or have questions, contact Dr. Jessica McCarthy at or (337)781-1197.

Donation Ideas:

· New men’s tennis shoes or walking
shoes (Sizes 10-14), socks
· Light neutral color blankets
· To-go foods
· New back-packs
· Little combs/brushes
· Toothbrushes and toothpaste
· Granola bars
· Small Kleenex packs
· Small packs of hand wipes
· Water bottles
· Nail clippers
· Chapstick
· Travel toiletry items
(lotion, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
· Gift certificates in small amounts
($5) for fast food restaurants
· New summer shirts (M-XXL)


Video of 2018 “Giving HOPE”