The season of giving is here and there's no better way to do just that than by helping out the foster children here in Louisiana.

Express Employment of Lafayette has teamed up again this year with Foster the Love Louisiana to help make the holidays a little better for those children.

Paper foster care family of three with gold key

If you would like to donate to help a child this holiday season, here are some items that are needed:

  • Tennis shoes (any size - girls/boys)
  • Underwear (any size - girls/boys)
  • VISA gift cards for clothing
  • Gift cards for meals

This year's drive is a little different than in the past. Foster the Love Louisiana knows that kids like to "shop" for their items. It also gives them a sense of independence. So that is what the kids will be able to do this year.

Express Employment of Lafayette is the drop-off location for the drive. They are accepting Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

However, there will be a family fun drop-off day on Saturday, December 3rd. From 9 am to 11 am, when you stop by to drop off your items, there will be milk, cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee available for free for everyone to enjoy. Also, the kids will have the chance to write a special letter to Santa Claus.

If you want to document your special trip, the Grinch will be on site for pictures for $10.

Last year's event allowed for 78 duffle bags. The items being asked for this year are the things that are in demand for the children in need.

Express Employment of Lafayette is located at 135 N Domingue Avenue in Lafayette. For more information, you can visit the Facebook pages for Express Employment or Foster the Love Louisiana.

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