Christmas Crusade for Children gets ready, takes applications, for annual charity event

Christmas Crusade for Children gets ready, takes applications, for annual charity event

POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 1:16pm

UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:24pm

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office will be taking applications starting next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children program.

As in years past, the program is a way for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need. The program was started in 1988 by Sheriff Elmer Litchfield and has helped thousands of children each year.

Parents can apply by visiting an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office substation and filling out an application Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2, or by visiting the Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office Community Services Division located at Cortana Mall inside Entrance #5 between Sears and Macy’s between the hours of 9 a.m. and
4 p.m.. (Applicants must apply in person).

Applicants are only allowed to apply with one of the "Christmas Crusade for Children" participating agencies.

Applicants must live within East Baton Rouge Parish, and children must be under 12 years of age to qualify for this program. Parents must have child’s social security number in order to apply. Limit one toy per child.

Persons wanting to donate new, unwrapped, Christmas toys may do so at Citadel Broadcasting at 650 Wooddale Blvd., City Constable's Office Headquarters in the City Court Building, City Constable's Office Community Services Center inside the Mall at Cortana, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Substations across the parish.

Toys will be delivered by the participating agencies starting on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 until all deliveries are made. If applicants do not receive delivery by Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, they should check with either the EBRSO substation in which their application was filed, or the City Constable’s Office.

The Mall at Cortana, Citadel Broadcasting, and Holiday Helpers are community partners of the "Christmas Crusade for Children 2011."

EBRSO Substations are as follows:

9313 Burbank Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: (225) 389-5511
Fax: (225) 389-8279

13016 Gurney Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Phone: (225) 389-5177
Fax: (225) 389-8980

14431 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: (225) 389-5114
Fax: (225) 389-7823

1270 Rosenwald
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 389-5105
Fax: (225) 389-7829

23060 Brian Road
Zachary, La 70791
Phone (225) 389-5037
Fax (225)389-8700

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