Skip to content

Blanket Drive ends with over 1000 Blankets collected

January 9, 2022 
Press release: For immediate release 
Contact: April Wehrs, 225-665-8155 |  

Blanket Drive collects over 1000 blankets for Livingston Parish Agencies

With the final numbers in for 2021, the Blanket Drive has collected over 1000 blankets.  The source of the donations varied with several local businesses, government entities and community organizations  joining the drive.  Individuals also participated and contributed over $2500 in donations which were used to purchase blankets in bulk for the agencies.   This was in addition to the individual blankets that were dropped. 
“We even saw where parents and grandparents came in with their children to donate to other children.  It was an effort that was so simple and easy to do.  The main thing we wanted to convey is that blankets went into the hands of those who offer direct care to the individuals who need them most.”  States Mike Cotton, City of Walker and Chair of the Leadership Alumni Blanket Drive. 
The blankets were distributed to
  • Denham Springs Police Department
  • Walker Police Department
  • DSFS – Department of Children and Family Services
  • Empower 225
  • Live Oak and French Settlement School recipients of the Full Tummy Program
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Christmas Crusade
  • QUAD Area
  • The Family Village
  • Town of Livingston Council on Aging Meal site
  • Livingston Parish Council on Aging – to be distributed through the senior outreach program and Meal on Wheels program
“This was truly a parish wide collaboration where business, individuals, organizations, agencies and government entities came together to address a need.  Every area of the parish participated and every area benefitted”, quotes April Wehrs, Leadership Livingston facilitator and Chamber President.
Plans are already in the works for the 2022 season.  To learn more about the Blanket program, contact Leadership Livingston through the Livingston Parish Chamber.  Contact information can found on the Chamber’s website –
About the Chamber: The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce is the parish’s business association.  It is a parish wide organization representing thousands of business owners, professionals and employees.  The Chamber’s mission is to serve business, enhance our communities and advance the economy in Livingston Parish.   The Chamber is 501C6 private nonprofit organization serving Livingston Parish and each of its municipalities and communities.