Almost 400 children still unadopted in The Salvation Army Angel Tree program
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Christmas is just weeks away and The Salvation Army is hoping to help hundreds of children across the Capital Region have a very merry Christmas.
But there’s just one problem. The Salvation Army said there were still almost 400 children, as of Wednesday, Dec. 8, who need to be adopted this Christmas through the Angel Tree program.
The number was nearly 1,600 children over the weekend.
The Salvation Army is relying on donors in the community to help make Christmas bright for so many kids in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
“This year we have seen a tremendous increase in our social services request, the combination of hurricanes and COVID in South Louisiana has left many of our neighbors in great need this Christmas season. Many are choosing between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table. We need your help to bring a joyful Christmas to thousands of children this year, “ said Major Donald Tekautz.
According to the Salvation Army, many have to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table this year. They need your help to bring a joyful Christmas to thousands of children.
Angel Tree distribution will take place on December 17th-18th.
This year adoptions are online. Shopping can also be done online and shipped to The Salvation Army.
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7361 Airline Highway.
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