Welcome to the Creative and Fun World of F.Y.F.F!
The Mission of Fashion Your Future Foundation is to strengthen, support & expand
the design capabilities of our community's rural youth
through classes, counseling and camaraderie further empowering these individuals
to achieve lifelong successes throughout the Fashion Industry, as well as The Arts.
FYFF and PPLS are seeking donations to collect
clothing and luggage donations that will be distributed
to recent hurricane disaster survivors of
Lake Charles and across Calcasieu Parish.
Drop Off Dates will start Tuesday 27th October 2020 in locations around Tangipahoa Parish. Please check our facebook page to obtain the most up-to-date information and to find out the drop off locations. CLICK HERE go to our Facebook page.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept unsorted, unlabeled items. Please donate those items to your local charity or Goodwill.
CLICK HERE to see how your clothing and Luggage donations should be packaged and labeled.
All of your donations are tax-deductible. We are also in need of monetary funds for operations. CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation.
We are seeking a Bus and Driver +/or large enclosed Trailer and Driver to make these deliveries. Currently we have a few personal pick-up trucks (more of these may be needed as well). CLICK HERE to volunteer.
We also strongly encourage residents in need, who have been affected by the recent hurricanes to register with us. As they will be the first to receive help. This will aid in getting the correct sizes and items to those in need. CLICK HERE to apply for assistance.
Lastly, we are looking for a local business or church in Lake Charles or Calcasieu Parish to team up with to distribute these item to your community. CLICK HERE to partner up with us! We are also looking for drop off locations in Tangipahoa Parish.
All guidelines for physical and social distancing will be maintained.
For complete details of what specific donations are needed, how they need to be packaged and where they can be dropped off, please go to our facebook page for the latest information and event information. CLICK HERE for latest information.
Our first delivery, hopefully will be Saturday 31st October 2020. As this date is also Halloween, for those folks who have nothing to donate, we are considering having some candy and costumes for the children to enjoy would like to donate. Only NEW packaged items, nothing homemade or used please.
We are also asking for NEW 5 gallon buckets WITH lids. To place each victim's donated items into.
Again, money donations are need as well. Whatever funds not used in funding Operation "Better Get A Bucket" will be donated directly back to needy residents of Lake Charles or Calcasieu Parish.
FYFF operates with complete transparency. All of your generous donation are tax-deductible!
After you donate, we'll email you a PayPal Giving Fund tax receipt. CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation.
We plan to make 3 of these, donation trips. the next being before Thanksgiving and then before Christmas.
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we too went through exactly what the residents of Calcasieu Parish are
experiencing now. Remembering "I don't even have a nightgown!" and carrying around important documents and toiletries in zip-locks freezer bags, sparked this mission to help others now.
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Because time is of the essence, we kindly ask you to help us in packing your donations for easily sorting and distribution, ensuring the correct items get delivered to suit each victim's personal needs. Please label all packages you donate. These photos may help you CLICK HERE.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL DONATED CLOTHING HAVE BEEN RECENTLY WASHED.
Please only donate items in GOOD CONDITION or better. (Please donate decent, wearable (no rips or heavily stained). "work clothing" is okay, as many of the hurricane victims will have much clean up to complete before they can go home again. However, PLEASE CLEARLY MARK these items as "Work Clothes".
To help us in the sorting of donations, we ask you to package your items in a specific manner.
Package CLOTHING items by ONE SIZE / ONE person, only in each bag / package.
Here are a a few examples of how your labels should read:
example 1: FEMALE, size 16, athletic, 3 Shirts, 2 shorts, 3 socks, 1 baseball cap, Black + Greys
example 1: FEMALE, size 12, work / office, 2 shirts, 2 skirts, 1 slip, 2 scarfs, Florals
example 1: MALE, Medium, 32x30, 1 jeans, 2 shorts, 4 t-shirts, 2 underwear, 5 prs socks
example 1: BOY CHILD, age 8, small size, 2 shorts, 3 shirts, 2 socks
Package SHOEs separately. Please mark size clearly. Please tie each pair to its mate, either with their own laces/velcro or string/yarn.
Package BRAs separately. Please mark size clearly. If possible, please place, one each, in ziplock baggie.