Wedgewood Elementary School first grader Khamory Gipson, 7, had a long list for Santa this year: video games, a real car and lots more. But topping the list was to have his dad, 1st Lt. Shamory Gipson, home from the Army for Christmas.
Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge says charitable donations are at an all-time low.
Communications Director Carroll Spruell says donations to Keep Christmas Lights Shining Bright are down close to 60 percent compared last year.
Today, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the Baton Rouge Constable's Office donated gifts to families in need.
The Christmas Crusade for Children received 3,000 applications for gifts this year.
The Salvation Army spread a little Christmas cheer today.
The charity organization is teaming up with Toys for Tots to give Christmas gifts to more than 5,000 children this holiday season as part of their Angel Tree program.
The kids at Dalton Elementary had no idea what began as a holiday assembly would end as a huge, Christmas celebration with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Officers donated over 300 gifts to the students Tuesday, Dec. 18.