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Grace Hospice hosts Gifting Grace Project for homeless youth

Posted at 6:54 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 22:44:05-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — Grace Hospice of Lafayette is collecting gifts for some of Acadiana's homeless children for the “Gifting Grace Project," which runs until Dec. 11.

According to the event's organizer, Chaplain David Owens, Grace Hospice is using this opportunity as a means of giving Christmas Gifts to 100 teenagers in the Homeless Program of Lafayette Parish School System.

He adds that this is also a means of educating people on the very shocking and sobering reality of homelessness in the local area and the affects homelessness has on us all.

"They've gone through a lot. They may have lost a loved one or their jobs or different means within their family that now they're left homeless," explained Owens. "So for us in particular, we said we have to give back, we have to find a way to give back, and this is where it starts for us."

Owens says that today there are almost 1000 students registered in the Homeless Program in Lafayette Parish.

To take part in the Gifting Grace Project, all you have to do is chose one of the children listed on the website - they're identified by grade, age and gender - and purchase a gift for that child.

You can then wrap the gift and add a name tag, then drop it off at the Grace Hospice office at 217 Rue Louis XIV, Suite 100, in Lafayette.

For more information call Chaplain David Owens at (337) 948-9004. To participate, you can click here.

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