First Lady Supriya Jindal Calls for Support of Children Impacted by Oil Spill

June 19, 2010

BATON ROUGE (June 18, 2010) – Today, First Lady Supriya Jindal called on Louisianans to support children impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by donating school supplies for the upcoming school year.

First Lady Supriya Jindal said, “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has greatly affected the lives of many Louisiana citizens. As we face the challenge of cleaning and restoring our marshes and wetlands, with its vibrant fisheries and delicacies, many of our citizens will need our help and our continued prayers.

“Adults and wildlife are not the only ones affected by this spill; our children are affected as well. With the start of school in the not too distant future, many families in coastal Louisiana will be faced with the strain of providing the necessary school supplies our children need for success in school.

“To help our children start off the school year, and to help alleviate the additional burden on families already faced with unprecedented challenges, we’re launching a school supply drive. I am hoping citizens will aid our efforts by collecting school supplies for children along Louisiana’s coast.”

To donate, supplies can be mailed or dropped off at Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion by August 1, 2010:

Attn: Kellie Duhon
1001 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

For more information contact Kellie Duhon: 225-773-1415

Suggested School Supplies Needed for One Elementary Student:

* Backpack
* Crayons – 24 count
* Scissors (Fiskers or other child friendly brand)
* 2 Marble backed composition books
* Large pink pencil eraser
* Glue sticks- 3 pack
* Washable markers (8 basic colors)
* Yellow highlighter
* 4×6 ruled index cards- 1 pack
* Self-stick post-it notes (100 sheets, approx. 3″x3″ size) Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
* 1 pack Multi-colored pack of construction paper
* (3) Plastic pocket folders with prongs
* Manila file folders, 1 pack
* #2 pencils, 12 pack
* Baby wipes, 1 package
* Box of tissues
* Ziploc bags (1 pack gallon and and 1 pack quart size)
* 1 large roll of paper towels
* 1 bottle, hand sanitizer

Other items for consideration: sneakers, khaki pants, socks

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