La Salle Prep students Emma Kuffner, Anna Kay, and Emma Foteff help kick off the school’s annual Christmas drive with seasonal music. The school’s 700 students will collect household supplies to give to families in need; donations can be dropped off through Dec. 8 at the school. (Courtesy La Salle Prep)
La Salle Prep students Emma Kuffner, Anna Kay, and Emma Foteff help kick off the school’s annual Christmas drive with seasonal music. The school’s 700 students will collect household supplies to give to families in need; donations can be dropped off through Dec. 8 at the school. (Courtesy La Salle Prep)
MILWAUKIE – La Salle Prep is collecting household supplies for more than 35 families whose children attend nearby Lot Whitcomb Elementary School. The school seeks donations of the following:

• Oral hygiene: toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss ?

• Body hygiene: body soap, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner ?

• Cleaning supplies: dish soap, laundry detergent, sanitizing wipes, paper towels ?

Donations can be dropped off at La Salle Prep at 11999 SE Fuller Road, Milwaukie, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on school days.

La Salle students also will buy and wrap gifts for the children in the participating families. The school’s patron saint, St. John Baptist de La Salle, dedicated his life to helping those in need. More than 85 percent of Lot Whitcomb’s students qualified for free or reduced lunches last year.