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Raising Cane's collecting school supplies for kids in Louisiana

Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 16:30:30-04

All Raising Cane's locations in the Las Vegas valley are currently accepting donations of school supplies for students who were affected by flooding in Louisiana.

The American Red Cross says the recent flooding in Louisiana is the worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, killing 13 people, and displacing tens of thousands.  School supplies are the last things on the minds of parents who no longer have a roof over their heads.  

NFL player Thomas Morstead of the New Orleans Saints decided to help the students after the natural disaster. He was joined by newly-crowned Miss Preteen United States Kendall Bear and Miss Jr. Teen United States Britney Barnhart and Raising Cane's.

“We are so excited to be able to help out kids in Louisiana who were affected by flooding.  It feels really great to be able to give back”, said Miss Jr. Teen United States, Britney Barnhart. “I can’t imagine what they are doing through.  It’s really great that we can help them get back some of the little things that people forget about like pencils and notebooks”, said Miss Pre-Teen United States, Kendall Bear.

From now until September 25th you can stop by your closest Raising Cane’s location and drop off any of the school supplies listed below.  Once collected Southwest Airlines has generously offered to transport the supplies to Louisiana free of charge.

Items needed:

School bags
Composition notebooks
Subject notebooks
Loose-leaf paper
Pocket folders
Glue sticks
Blunt-tip scissors
Index cards
Hand sanitizer
Dry-erase markers