EBR Christmas Crusade applications being taken
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said deputies will start taking applications next week for their annual Christmas Crusade.
The program was started in 1988 to help make sure thousands of children in need each year get toys and other gifts for the holidays.
Parents can apply by visiting an EBRSO substation and filling out an application from Nov. 17-21. Parents can also visit the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office Community Services Division inside Cortana Mall from Dec. 1-5.
Applicants are only allowed to apply with one of the Christmas Crusade agencies, must live within East Baton Rouge Parish, and children must be younger than 12 to qualify. Parents must have their child's Social Security number in order to apply.
People who would like to donate new, unwrapped Christmas toys may do so at the City Constable's offices and EBRSO substations. Toys will be delivered before Christmas to the participating agencies.