The Office of Public Health Region 4 (Acadiana), in partnership with Healthy Iberia Coalition and Healthy Vermilion Coalition, is holding a Back to School Hygiene Drive. In this first-of-its-kind event, we are asking Acadiana community members to collect basic hygiene items for distribution to local middle schools.
Middle school can be a very difficult time for students and many families are facing economic challenges. Items collected will be delivered to middle schools throughout Acadiana and shared with students when there is a personal hygiene need during the school day. The goal is to reduce anxiety and improve self-esteem and lead to a more effective educational process.
New and unused items are listed below
  • Menstrual products (pads & tampons)
  • Bars of soap
  • Body wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Facial cleanser
  • Body wipes/baby wipes
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Comb/brush
Please do not donate opened items or razors. We are also unable to accept cash/monetary donations.
When: August 15 - September 15
  • Iberia Parish Health Unit: 715B Weldon St., New Iberia
  • Iberia Parish Libraries: Main Branch, St. Peter Branch, Parkview Branch, Coteau Branch, Jeanerette Branch
  • Vermilion Parish Health Unit: 2501 Charity St., Abbeville
  • Vermilion Parish Libraries: Abbeville Branch, Kaplan Branch
  • Christian Service Center: 7071 Chevis St., Abbeville
Send questions to or call Susan Royer at 337-262-5311.
Region 4 staff appreciate your kindness and generosity in supporting the children of Acadiana.