POSTED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 2:39pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:44pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — On Thursday, Dec. 1 and 15, NBC33 and its sister stations held a holiday donation drive at Perkins Rowe to support St. Vincent de Paul. The overwhelming response was a huge success, and we’d like to thank every one in the community who helped with support.
“The truck was totally filled,” Michael Acaldo, St. Vincent de Paul, said. “The items will impact hundreds of homeless people. It was a tremendous success!”
Acaldo said over 200 toys were collected during the drive. They will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 17. Also collected were over 10,000 toiletry items, which were highest in demand. A massive amount of clothing items were also collected, which are critical as well.
We would like thank everyone who contributed.