CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation’s Executive Director of Development Kay C. Barnett, CFRE, (far left) and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Director Cara Wyland (far right) present a $10,000 check to DeWanna Tarver (middle), founder of DeWanna’s Community Closet, to assist in providing basic essentials to Calcasieu Parish students in need.

DeWanna’s Community Closet provides essential resources like school uniforms, belts, jackets, underclothes, socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies that are free of charge and accessible to all Parish educators to make available to students in need.

Children’s Miracle Network funds raised through CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation provide advanced pediatric surgical and treatment equipment and wellness and education programs focused on children in Southwest Louisiana.

Recent CMN efforts identified a need for basic hygiene and clothing supplies among children in this area, and CMN is donating to DeWanna’s Community Closet as one avenue to address this need.