POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will be taking applications beginning Monday 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, November 18th through Friday, November 22nd.
Parents may also apply by visiting the Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office Community Services Division located at Cortana Mall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, December 2nd through Friday, December 9th (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 Cumulus Media Inc. at 631 Main Street, City Constable's Office Headquarters in the City Court Building, City Constable's Office Community Services Center inside the Mall at Cortana, or East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Substations across the parish.
Toys will be delivered prior to Christmas by the participating agencies.
The Mall at Cortana, Cumulus Media Inc., and Holiday Helpers are community partners of the "Christmas Crusade for Children 2013."
EBRSO Substations are as follows:
9313 Burbank Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: (225) 389-5511
13016 Gurney Road Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Phone: (225) 389-5177
14431 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: (225) 389-5114
1270 Rosenwald Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 389-5105
23060 Brian Road Zachary, La 70791
Phone: (225) 389-5037
12828 Jackson Road, Zachary, La 70791
Phone: (225) 289-8985