BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will be taking applications this 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, November 30, 2015 through Friday, December 4, 2015, 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 Cumulus Media Inc. at 631 Main Street. (225) 926-1106, 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 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 2015."
EBRSO Substations are as follows:
Gardere - 3777 L'Auberge Crossing. Baton Rouge, LA 70820 Phone: (225) 389-5511 Fax: (225) 389-8279
Central - 13016 Gurney Road Baton Rouge, LA 70818 Phone: (225) 389-5177 Fax: (225) 389-8980
Kleinpeter - 14431 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70817 Phone: (225) 389-5114 Fax: (225) 389-7823
Scotlandville - 1270 Rosenwald Baton Rouge, LA 70807 Phone: (225) 389-5105 Fax: (225) 389-7829
Zachary-Plains - 23060 Brian Road Zachary, La 70791 Phone: (225) 389-5037 Fax: (225) 389-8700