St. James Parish toy and coat drive open for applications, donations

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CONVENT, La (BRPROUD) – St. James Parish, Department of Human Resources, and CAA are accepting donations for the 2021 Coat and Toy Drive for residents in the parish.

Applications for the toy and coat drive have opened and can be picked up now until Tuesday, Dec. 30. at the Department of Human Resources satellite office in Lutcher, La. Applicants must provide a copy of proof of residency, such as a current utility bill, and a picture I.D. or driver’s license. Applications can be faxed at (225)-562-2425, emailed, or dropped off at the locations listed below.

  • Welcome Sr. Center in the front of the building
    • 7140 Park Street, St. James, LA 70086
  •  Vacherie Sr. Center in the front of the building
    • 29166 Health Unit Street, Vacherie, LA 70090
  • Dept. of Human Resources near the elevator
    • 5153 Canatella Street, Convent, LA 70723
  • St. James Parish, Department of Human Resources Satellite Office (Old Health Unit Building)
    • 2430 Louisiana Avenue, Lutcher, LA 70071

View the eligibility requirements on the St. James Parish Government website.

Donations to purchase toys and coats can be sent to the St. James Council on Aging at P.O. Box 87, Convent, LA 70723 until Monday, Dec. 6.

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