Changes to Volunteer Ascension’s Annual School Uniform Distribution

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
This year all of the collected and purchased uniforms will be sent directly to the area schools for distribution on prep day or another day of the school’s choosing. Shown last year helping out is Calie Shaules.

Volunteer Ascension is again collecting school uniforms for Ascension Parish children in need. Please drop off your gently used school uniforms by July 9th at any of the following locations: Dutch’s Cleaners, LeJeune’s, Sacs Western Store, The Uniform Post and Kean’s in Gonzales and Prairieville.

This year all of the collected and purchased uniforms will be sent directly to the area schools for distribution on prep day or another day of the school’s choosing.

Sherry Denig, Executive Director stated, “Although we were able to reach many through our annual two-day distribution events, we realize that there are still so many others that are in need. By getting these uniforms in the hands of school counselors, we are confident that the children that need these uniforms most will certainly get them. Our sincere thanks go out to our area schools for helping to implement these positive changes in our School Uniforms Program.”

For additional information on school uniforms, or distribution dates, please contact your school.

Volunteer Ascension, where Volunteers are Changing Lives, is a local not-for-profit service organization that strives to positively impact the needs of Ascension Parish by promoting and developing volunteerism. Since 1997, Volunteer Ascension has provided more than $450,000 in school supplies to children in need, and nearly $600,000 in school uniforms. Patron Level funders are Atmos Energy Corporation, BASF, EATEL, Fab-Con, Grainger, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Whitney Bank. Volunteer Ascension is a member of the Points of Light Institute/Hands on Network and receives funding from the community and local private sector.