BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge will help families in the parish with its Angel Tree program.
The Angel Tree program is held annually, where The Salvation Army matches a local donor with a local family who many not be able to buy Christmas gifts this year.
Local donors are encouraged to find an angel tree with white tags instead of ornaments. Each tag has a child's name on it, which lists his or her Christmas wish and an item that the child needs, such as clothes, shoes, even a bed.
Organizers say the need is greater this year because of the flood, with at least 70% of the children participating in angel tree were affected.
Those seeking to donate can find an angel tree at Cortana mall, the Mall of Louisiana, Capital One, and Walmart locations.
The gifts are distributed to parents but they don't come wrapped. The salvation army leaves that to the parents or guardians so they can play a role in their child's Christmas as well.
As The Salvation Army prepares for the Angel Tree program, organizers say they still needs kettle ringer volunteers and Angel Tree volunteers. If you are willing and able to help, even for just a day, you can contact The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge.