Southwest Louisiana always is willing to come together and help out a great cause. Here is your chance to do just that as the 'Bids For Kids' Online Fundraiser For Shoes For Kids is now live.

The mission of Bids For Kids is to raise money for Pre-k to 5th-grade students in Calcasieu Parish to provide all students in the Parish with new shoes and socks to wear to school.


Jennifer Mattison and Jillian Abshire are heading up this great initiative and came into the studio this morning to talk about this great cause.

They explained that when all kids can have brand new shoes for school, it puts them all on a level playing field.  That way no one stands out because of their appearance which makes the student feel good about themselves.

The online auction is live now and runs through tomorrow, March 18th, and ends at 9:00 pm.  There are some great prizes you can bid on to win and help them raise money at the same time.

Photo provided by CPSO Kim Myers
Photo provided by CPSO Kim Myers

Prizes up for grabs are things like having Sheriff Tony Mancuso swap seats with your student during their Math period. You can bid on a Raising Canes with friends where your students' class will all get lunch from the restaurant.

Also, have KPLC Tv's John Bridges swap seats with your student during their reading period. So there are some neat prizes to win.

All you have to do to bid on any of the items is CLICK HERE. Then post your bid underneath the picture of the prize you want to win.

So bid away and help us put brand new shoes and socks on every Pre-k to 5th grad student in Calcasieu Parish.

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