BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - NOTE: This event is currently full and will not be allowing any additional participants. However, it is possible there could be additional days added. They ask people to sign up for their email list and they will send out an email if additional days are added. Click here to sign up for that list.
Families affected by the historic flood event will get the chance to have a free, private shopping experience over Halloween weekend.
The event called the "Red Stick Retail Shop" will begin on Thursday, Oct. 27 and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 30. It will be held at Cortana Mall (Entrance 2).
- Thursday, October 27 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 28 - 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 29 - 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 30 - 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The national charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers partnered with State Representative Edward "Ted" James and the Urban League of Louisiana to put on the special event. The shop will be stocked with all new merchandise such as apparel, footwear, bedding and more, donated by manufacturers and retailers across the country.
"Although our community was devastated by the recent flooding, our spirit is strong. We are resilient and will rebuild," said Louisiana State Rep. Ted James. "I am honored to be a part of this process with the Urban League of Louisiana and K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. Our goal is to assist families through this and let them know that there are people and companies that care about them and want to see this community restored."
To date over $3 million of product has been donated by manufacturers and retailers to help those in need.
"Knowing the tremendous difficulty families face in rebuilding after disasters, we are excited to provide an opportunity for families to shop for brand new, free personal and household items to help accelerate the recovery process," said Erika McConduit, President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana.
he Red Stick Retail Shop is also made possible through the generous support of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and Cortana Mall.
To be eligible to receive a shopping pass, families must bring a valid photo ID and a FEMA letter (denied or approved).