By Carolyn Roy, firstname.lastname@example.org
School’s about to start and the Natchitoches Parish School Board is conducting its annual uniform drive. Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance Anita Dubois says parents are calling and make appointments to visit the central office where the growing collections of shirts, pants, belts and other uniform components are stored. “We have all sizes and colors,” Dubois said about the collection of gently used uniforms.
After the Cloutierville school closed, the staff donated several used coats that were part of the lost-and-found items that no one claimed. The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches also donated an excess of coats it collected last year. Dubois says that community members have been generous in donating uniforms they no longer need.
She is still accepting donations. Uniforms hopefully eliminate peer pressure and allow students to take pride in their appearance. A visit to the uniform closet at the central office can ease parent’s financial burden with the free clothes.
Call the central office at 352-2358 before you visit. Drop off donations at 310 Royal St.