Foster the Love Louisiana Teams Up with Local Businesses to Create First Night Bags for Foster Children
Foster the Love Louisiana is now accepting donations for First
Night Bags for foster children across Acadiana. First Night bags include everything a
foster child and foster family might need for their first night in a new place.
Often foster families are left scrambling to get basic items like, toothbrushes, formula,
diapers, and more so they can make it through their first few hours.
“It’s already a scary situation for the child, we want to make sure the foster families can
focus on the immediate and emotional needs, not have to run out to the store in the
middle of the night,” explains Heather Duhon, co-founder of Foster the Love Louisiana.
“Just providing a few items in the First Night Bags can make a huge difference.”
Foster the Love Louisiana has teamed up with The Loft, Hue Salon, Chop Leauxcal,
Blush Salon, CycleBar, and Pretty Is Boudoir Studio to collect donations. You can
drop off items for First Night Bags at their locations.
Here’s a list of some item suggestions for donations:
Diapers, all sizes
Pajamas ranging from infant to teens
Books for all ages
Coloring book with crayons OR travel-size game/cards OR art activity
Toiletries including body wash, shampoo, deodorant, lotion and/or body spray
You can also find a list on items being collected on the website.
The Space Yoga is also teaming up with the charity. Throughout the month of
December, they will be hosting community classes on Saturday mornings at 8:00.
Those participating will make a minimum $5 donation and all funds collected will go to
Foster the Love Louisiana.
Foster the Love Louisiana is based in Lafayette, LA. We were created to be a support
and resource center for the local foster community. Our mission is to care for the
children in the Louisiana foster system, support the families that care for them, and
educate the community on the needs of the foster family. Learn more about our
organization at https://fosterthelovela.org.