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  Seniors given free holiday lunch from Humana

On Friday, Dec. 13, seniors and visitors are invited to attend a free holiday lunch put on by Humana.

  OLOL Children’s Hospital Deck The Halls donation drive begins

Councilwoman hosting December to Remember Christmas gala and toy drive

  Born at 26 weeks, baby Brayden finally gets to go home after 3 months at Baton Rouge General

  80-year-old Army veteran builds wooden toys for children in need

  WATCH: Lizzo’s Human Jukebox music video gains over 1M views in a day

  Iberville Parish deputies start new holiday tradition

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LSU Marketing Class donates over 7,000 meals to Food Bank

Nubian Kruzers United Motorcycle Club, NKU Foundation, and USMC host Christmas toy drive to benefit kids in Baton Rouge

Dutchtown grad wins $100k during SEC Championship halftime show

Ascension Parish partners with Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for free food distribution

Livingston Parish’s Christmas Crusade accepting applications for families in need

  Santa learns sign language so children hard of hearing can tell him what they want for Christmas

  Christmas comes early for two elementary schools

Two local schools were chosen out of 50 to receive special Christmas gifts.

Livingston Parish Library offering free supplies for teachers, book giveaway for public

At the Teacher Takeaway event, teachers can collect surplus decorations, supplies, games, and props from previous library events. All items can be taken free of charge.

  Monroe house ‘Callin’ Baton Rouge’ for the holidays with lights display

Lights strewn around windows, lining the garage doors, and a tree in the front dance in synchronization to southeastern Louisiana’s favorite Garth Brooks song.

  ’You’d love our QB this year’: LSU fan plants Tiger Stadium sod on late father’s grave

Some fans took to eBay or Insta with their Tiger Stadium sod, but one fan decided to put it to eternal use.

‘Miracle’ baby survives heart surgery doctors believed would be too dangerous

  GIVING TUESDAY: Find out how to donate to your favorite charities

  Veteran gets surprise holiday home makeover

Annual Christmas parade with St. George Fire Department set for two weekends in December

Companion Animal Alliance launches Paw Print campaign for holiday season donations

Organizers to collect donations to buy toys during South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade

  Catholic Charities: How to sponsor a family for Christmas

Looking to spread a little extra joy this holiday season? Catholic Charities is looking for helpers to sponsor less fortunate families for Christmas.

  Man pops the question at 2019 Bayou Classic

One man made the most out of his first-ever Bayou Classic weekend.

  Southern player surprised at Bayou Classic by Marine brother he hadn’t seen in 4 years

A Southern University Jaguars offensive lineman was surprised at the Bayou Classic by someone in uniform: his older brother whom he hadn't seen in four years.

  Denham Springs student leads fundraiser for track coach battling rare cancer

A Denham Springs student is organizing a fundraiser in hopes of helping her former track coach who is battling cancer.

  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to host ZooLights Nov. 29 through Dec. 30

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is all set to open its annual holiday lights display event, ZooLights. The festive trail through the zoo features more than 50 light displays of animals and traditional holiday icons.

Louisiana birthday boy receives surprise from LeBron James

What started out as a normal basketball game for three Louisiana boys turned into a night they would never forget thanks to LeBron James.

  St. Vincent De Paul’s holiday helpers lend a helping hand

Families were able to enjoy a hot meal thanks to generous volunteers.

Grandma and young man she accidentally invited to Thanksgiving are spending their fourth holiday together

The heartwarming friendship between a grandmother and the stranger she accidentally invited to Thanksgiving dinner three years ago has stood the test of time: They are still sharing the holiday together to this day.

  Attorney who played instrumental role in Baton Rouge boycott celebrates 100th birthday

Legendary Baton Rouge attorney, Johnnie Jones, was all dressed up Wednesday night for a special occasion.

  Wife donates kidney to her husband, making it an extra special Thanksgiving

Alexis and Jheremi Durham have been married for ten years. Their bump in the road started about five years ago.

Leadership Livingston Alumni collecting blankets for non-profits

Leadership Livingston Alumni is launching a blanket drive to benefit non-profit organizations in Livingston Parish.

  St. Vincent de Paul hosting 10th Annual Turkey Carving Contest, Thanksgiving meal

As it has done for the last nine years, St. Vincent de Paul is set to host its 10th Annual Turkey Carving Contest. The organization will also host its special Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

  Salvation Army serves 3,000 Thanksgiving meals in Baton Rouge, Gonzales

The Salvation Army-Greater Baton Rouge hosted their annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner on Wednesday, November 27.

  Viral Saints fans surprised with game tickets

The Shaffer family will be able to attend the next Saints game as a family.

Salvation Army distributing Thanksgiving meals

The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is set to host its Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 27, at which about 3,000 meals will be served in Ascension Parish, as well as multiple locations in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Saints fans go viral after heartfelt Facebook post

The Who Dat Nation has come together to help a couple of Saints fans.

HOLIDAY HELPING HANDS: Community asked to donate bikes, toys ahead of Kid’s Christmas event

The 18th annual Kid’s Christmas event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, and located at the West Feliciana Middle School gym, according to a Monday media release from the West Feliciana Parish. The event starts at 10 a.m.

Over 50 of Holly Clegg’s favorite recipes released in cookbook benefitting cancer research fund

A collection of over 50 of Holly Clegg’s favorite recipes gathered during her time in hospice is being released in a digital cookbook. Proceeds from the cookbook will be donated to Clegg’s Gastric Research Cancer Fund at MD Anderson.

  Louisiana Parole Project hosts ‘Saints and Second Chances Tailgate Party’

Louisiana Parole Project held a benefit event called “Saints and Second Chances Tailgate Party” on Sunday, Nov. 24.

  Six veterans awarded free medical cannabis treatment for one year

Cannabis for Warriors achieved a milestone by raising enough money to fund six disabled veterans to receive medical cannabis treatment for a year. Disabled Air Force veteran Katherine Hymel says it's made a major difference in her life.

  Free haircuts, manicures at Boo Milton and Friends Giveback Weekend Food Drive

Boo Milton and his friends were at it again.

Thanksgiving meal giveaway, business owners hope to create tradition of giving back

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of entrepreneurs is giving back to the Baton Rouge community on Sunday afternoon.

  Denham Springs elementary school raising money for new adaptive playground in memory of student

Some kids in Denham Srpings are working hard raising money so every child can play on a new inclusive playground at Gray’s Creek Elementary in Denham Springs.

Baton Rouge woman crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020

A 37-year-old woman from Baton Rouge has been crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020.

  RED BAGS: Help feed a local family for the holidays

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has partnered with Baton Rouge Coca-Cola, Associated Grocers, WAFB Channel 9 and iHeart Radio to collect food and monetary donations from now until the end of the year!

Baton Rouge middle schoolers read to shelter animals

A local animal shelter had local middle schoolers drop by and read to the animals.

  BASF encourages high school girls to pursue STEM careers

Young ladies at East Ascension High School in Ascension Parish are working to pave a way for themselves in the engineering field.

EBR Council on Aging hosting annual Thanksgiving dinner and dance for seniors

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is set to host its annual Thanksgiving dinner and dance to help “break the barriers of social isolation that plague the senior population.”

You can get texts from Santa leading up to Christmas

The holly, jolly, man himself will text jokes, sayings, recipes, facts, and little reminders.

Help answer letters to Santa during Operation Santa

The North Pole needs your help answering letters to Santa.

  Ford honors schools in Livingston Parish

The recognition will be held at the Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Center in Walker.

  Local families given free Thanksgiving dinner

One former LSU football player is making sure every family has a meal this Thanksgiving.

The Polar Express Train Ride returns to New Orleans on Dec. 9

The magical experience returns to New Orleans for departures from Dec. 9 to Jan. 1.

Salvation Army launches ‘Kettle Pay’ so people can donate digitally

The Salvation Army is now making it easier for people to donate at the iconic Red Kettles this holiday season.

  New Roads mayor declares Nov. 15 Ernest J. Gaines Day

New Roads is honoring a famous former resident by declaring Ernest J. Gaines Day.

All-female firefighter crew makes history in Glynn County

Glynn County Fire and Rescue’s Engine 2 crew has made history. It’s the first crew entirely made up of female firefighters.

  Home Depot employees volunteer to rebuild home of Baton Rouge veteran damaged in 2016 flood

The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge to renovate a veteran’s home that was damaged in the August 2016 flood.

  Roleaux Foundation makes donation to animal shelter at Dixon Correctional

The Roleaux Foundation, which was started after a man’s dog died in his stolen truck, has donated to the animal shelter at Dixon Correctional Institute, which is run by inmates.

  EBRSO major who played pivotal role in capture of Oscar Lozada honored by Belgium

A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office who played a crucial role in the capture of Oscar Lozada was honored at an event Tuesday, Nov. 12.

  Baton Rouge business offers community more chances to donate after hosting coat drive for kids

As it finally begins to look and feel like fall outside, members of the Baton Rouge community are stepping up to help others. The address to drop off coats at the Winnfield Funeral Homes is 7221 Plank Road.

Adopt an angel and donate toys during ‘Toys for Tots’ drive

Help out a family this Christmas by participating in "Toys for Tots."

Residents can apply for Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Christmas Crusade program

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is trying to help out residents over the holidays with its annual Christmas Crusade program.

  Baton Rouge teacher featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show

A Baton Rouge teacher was invited onto The Kelly Clarkson Show after a video of her inspiring her students went viral.

Bike Baton Rouge holding 5th Annual Cranksgiving food drive

Bike Baton Rouge is all set to host its 5th Annual Cranksgiving food drive Sunday, Nov. 17.

  Walkers take steps to end hunger

The Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge held its annual Hunger Walk at the Catholic Charities center Sunday, Nov. 10. Over a hundred people attended the walk which helps to raise money and awareness for families with food shortages.

Salvation Army holding Thanksgiving turkey drive for families in need

The Salvation Army is collecting turkeys for families in need this Thanksgiving.

Baton Rouge students finish on top for best math skills in statewide competition

Louisiana fifth graders were given the chance to show off their math skills in a statewide competition.

Emerge Center students help create new mural in time for arts festival

Students attending the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge will get creative with a colorful new art piece.

  Knock Knock Children’s Museum making changes to be more inclusive of kids with disabilities

There’s something new and big coming to Baton Rouge’s Knock Knock Children’s Museum.

  Veteran surprised with new car

It takes a special person to put their life on the line for someone else. Beverly Reed served 20 years in the Air Force. She received a new car after running into transportation problems recently.

  Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too

Victims of domestic abuse can now find safety for their pets as well.

  Outstanding Mature Girlz non-profit receives $10k grant from Walmart to help young women develop life skills

A Walmart associate in Central got a big surprise when she got to work Thursday morning: a check for $10,000.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Rival coach inspired by student athlete with rare condition

Earlier this year, we introduced you to an amazing Port Allen High School student. Some might say she has a physical disability but she doesn't let it stop her from lviing life with gusto. A viewer saw our original story and shared a special gift from someone with a similar spirit.

  Teen has two hip surgeries, finds his way back to the field

It’s not uncommon for teens to have growing pains. That sounds like an easy answer to Thomas Walker’s hip troubles.

  5-year-old viral drumming sensation offered college band scholarship

Jeremiah Travis has his eyes set on college, though it'll be years before he sets foot in an Alcorn State classroom.

  Boy, 9, uses birthday money to give his teacher a pay raise

Instead of buying a new toy or game, a Florida third-grader put his birthday money to good use.

Baton Rouge woman runs 26.2 miles in NYC Marathon to raise awareness about rare disease

A Baton Rouge woman ran over 26 miles on Sunday, Nov. 3 in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness about a rare disease.

Front Yard Bikes creator receives national leadership award

The head of a Baton Rouge nonprofit organization is being recognized for his contributions to the community and his work with at-risk youth.