Miles Perret Cancer Services in Lafayette needs your help. It's annual gift giving program has a list of children's names, but a shorter list of givers. Donna Fontenot is a cancer survivor and service coordinator at Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Fontenont says families come for help. The non-medical services are free - the only qualification is a verification of diagnosis. "It's very hard for people that are going through cancer to even have the time to Christmas shop for their children. So, this is a way for the children to have a Christmas."
That's where the Christmas Giving Tree comes in handy. Every angel has a name and a wish to go with it. Lacey Shelton of Miles Perret Cancer Services explains.
"The community has helped keep it going for several years. It's really important to our families this time of year."
Each child gets to request one clothing item and a toy. The spending cap is $35. There are about 25 children yet to have a gift purchased for them. "You can either come in. Our tree is setup. Pull an ornament and that's your child and the present you can get. Or you can call our office to get you setup over the phone as well."
There's a deadline for the Christmas giving program. All gifts need to be in by Wednesday, December 5; that's because over the weekend a group of volunteers will help gift wrap.