Edi Comeaux, spa director at Spa Mizan in Lafayette, joined Bernie and Brandon this morning on Acadiana's Morning News to discuss Spa Mizan's work with Acadiana homeless this holiday season.

Comeaux explained the origins of Spa Mizan's efforts to help homeless families in our area

We paired up with the The Lafayette Parish Homeless Children/Youth Education Program. The program works from grants and gives them opportunities to provide education for homeless students. They don’t have funding for housing, food, or for gifts for special occasions like Christmas. Each year they give us 20 - 25 students and a few parents and guardians. We adopt these students and their famillies out to people who want to provide food and gifts.

Edi described how the process works and what items are most asked for

We contact the parents/guardian and get a wishlist. We have the hardest times getting the mothers to give a wishlist for themselves, because they want stuff for their kids. Most of the items they request are food items. All the wishlists include food because during the school year, the really small kids and the higher ed kids get breakfast and lunch but they don’t have those opportunities during the break.

Edi asks that anyone who wishes to help call Spa Mizan and ask for her at 337 - 981 - 0608. Listen to the full interview for more details.