United We Fight for Education

Help students succeed in Northwest LA

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Parishes

Winn Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 52%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 2,606
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 43%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 31%

Caddo Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 48%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 42,940
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 67%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 47%

Natchitoches Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 54%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 6,783
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 51%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 44%

Bossier Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 31%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 24,096
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 58%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 49%

Webster Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 46%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 2,606
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 43%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 31%

Claiborne Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 52%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 1,879
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 59%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 23%

Bienville Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 49%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 2,526
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 46%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 29%

Red River Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 48%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 1,769
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 54%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 39%

DeSoto Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 43%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 5,491
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 38%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 22%

Sabine Parish


  • Struggling to make ends meet: 48%
  • Total K-12 enrollment: 4,650
  • Kindergarteners unprepared: 34%
  • 3rd graders reading below grade level: 26%

Why Fight for Education?

For many school-aged children in northwest Louisiana, receiving brand new school supplies is the equivalent of receiving renewed confidence. The latest ALICE report shows an average 47 percent of families struggling to make ends meet – with many struggling to afford basic needs like food and safe housing.

We want our students to enjoy learning but it’s hard to do that when you don’t have the right supplies. A brand new backpack with unused school supplies will create a foundation of learning. These supplies will help NWLA children become the educated future contributors our communities need.

YOUR IMPACT

You’re not just making a donation, you’re changing a life by preparing a child to start the school year off on the right foot. Last year, you helped us provide more than 4,000 backpacks and supplies to children in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Red River and Natchitoches parishes. We hope to increase this to 5,000 children this year, but we need your help to make this happen.2017 was impossible without you. Please help fill a backpack for a northwest Louisiana student today.

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$20 will supply...

a notebook to nearly 30 students

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$40 will supply...

four children with a full size, heavy duty backpack

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$75 will supply...

25 children with a full set of writing utensils (pens-blue/black and red, #2 pencils, and highlighters)

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$100 will supply...

70 students with a full set of folders for the school year

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$120 will sponsor...

three children with a full size backpack and a complete set of school supplies

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