Applications being accepted for Christmas Crusade program

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is starting to take applications for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children program.

The program, started in 1988, is a way for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need.

Parents can apply by visiting an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office substation and filling out an application starting Monday, November 14th, to Friday, November 21st. You can also apply by visiting the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office Community Services Division inside Cortana Mall between Sears and Macy's from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, December 1st to Friday December 5th.

Applicants are limited to only one of the participating agencies.

Applicants must live within East Baton Rouge Parish and must have their child's social security number to apply. Children must be under 12 years of age to qualify.

People who want to donate new, unwrapped Christmas toys may do so at Cumulus Media Inc. at 631 Main Street, City Constable's Office HQ in the City Court Building, the City Constable's Office Community Services Center inside the Cortana Mall, and at EBRSO Substations across the parish.

EBRSO Substations:


3777 L'Auberge Crossing. 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


12828 Jackson Road, Zachary, La 70791 Phone: (225) 289-8985 Fax: (225) 389-8988