How You Can Help


dear community members,

The Extra Mile of Southeast Louisiana (TEMSELA) is requesting your help in our efforts to support children in foster care.  Our goal is to help children by supporting their foster parents during their time together and biological parents, as children return home, with donated items that support their needs.  Also, if you are a business owner who offers a service that could support a foster family, you may be interested in donating a service.  TEMSELA accepts cash donations to purchase needed items as well. TEMSELA is a non-profit, 501-C3, and donations are tax deductible.

To make a monetary donation please use the donate button on this page.  To donate items or a service, please email so we can arrange a convenient time for you in order to accept the donation.

Some new and gently used items we are collecting:

  • Small suitcases duffel bags

  • Booster seats

  • High chairs

  • Baby gates

  • Educational toys

  • Nursery & child bedding

  • Nursery & child room decor

  • Outlet plugs

  • Child-proof cabinet lock packs

  • Baby monitors

Some ideas for donated services:

  • Haircut/hair style

  • Tutoring services

  • Enrichment lessons (dance, music, athletics, yoga, etc.)

  • Activity passes (movies, jumpy-gym, trampoline park, etc.)

  • Restaurant meals

Thank you for your consideration and support!