This Christmas, the New Orleans Chamber Orchestra played two concerts Monday for inmates at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) at Jetson and Elayn Hunt Correctional Institute. The concerts were held Monday, Dec. 23.
The Nubian Kruzers United Motorcycle Club, the NKU Foundation, and United States Marine Corps are holding a toy drive this holiday season to benefit kids in Baton Rouge. The organizations are asking members of the community to donate new, unwrapped gifts/toys for girls and boys ages birth to 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It was a special day for some south Louisiana residents with a little help from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Christmas Crusade was off to an early start Wednesday morning with its yearly toy donation for needy children in the area.
Community members are asked to join Lathan David and Renee Dugas at Troy’s Barbershop Tuesday, December 4 for a donation event honoring their late father. Over 367 toys balls will be donated to the Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots program. Donations will be accepted on site
A Hammond family, in partnership with city officials, has made sharing much-needed resources within the community easier than ever with the creation of ‘Blessing Boxes’ placed in front of City Hall and the city’s recreation center.
In the middle of the fight for her life against ovarian cancer, Kelli Richmond saw a need. Cancer treatment often transforms a patient’s body, but not everyone can afford to buy new clothes as their weight goes up and down.
Local organizations participating in the AmazonSmile program, like Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge, earn 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible products through donations from the AmazonSmile Foundation, according to information posted to Amazon’s website.
The St. Vincent de Paul society is asking for your donations to help keep up with high demand this winter, and workers are encouraging you to keep the needy in mind as you Christmas shop. They’d also be happy to accept old Black Friday deals as you replace those purchases with new things.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is accepting monetary donations this holiday season to help provide food and supplies to local families in need. While donations of canned goods are typically encouraged, monetary donations can be especially helpful to local food banks.