Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy
BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter baskets, destined to end up in the hands of needy children on Easter, to St. Vincent de Paul's main campus. The Build a Basket program is a combined effort by The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge and St. Vincent de Paul to "put smiles on a lot of little faces".
While the several hundred baskets delivered today are a great start, the organization can use your help to spread more springtime spirit. St. Vincent de Paul encourages anyone who is interested to get involved with putting together more Easter baskets or making a donation of money or basket materials to the cause.
To make a financial donation to this effort, send a check to Build a Basket, St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 127, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
SVP is also accepting donations of baskets, candy or toys to make the project a success. To contribute to the basket construction, they are looking for the following:
-New or gently used baskets
-Easter candy of all sorts (no peanut products)
-Small toys, stuffed animals, bubbles, colored chalk, jump ropes, Crayons, coloring books, etc.
St. Vincent de Paul asks that you place the candy and toys in a basket and wrap it with Easter cellophane. You can drop off your gift at the St. Vincent de Paul main charitable campus, located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place in Baton Rouge. They can be reached at (225) 383-7837, ext. 0, if you need more information.