EBR Christmas Crusade applications to be taken next week
BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office will begin taking applications next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children.
The program allows for local agencies to donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need. The program started in 1988 by Sheriff Elmer Litchfield.
Parents can apply for the program by visiting an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office substation. Applications can be filled out Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2.
Parents can also apply by visiting the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office Community Services Division located at Cortana Mall inside the entrance between Sears and Macy's between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Applicants must apply in person and are only allowed to apply with one of the Christmas Crusade for Children participating agencies.
Applicants must live in East Baton Rouge Parish and children must be under 12 years old to qualify for the program. Parents must have their child's social security number to apply. There is a one toy limit per child.
Those wanting to donate, new unwrapped Christmas toys may do so at Cumulus Media Inc. at 631 Main Street, City Constable's Office Headquarters in the City Court Building, City Constable's Office Community Services Center inside the Mall at Cortana, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Substations across the parish.
Toys will be delivered before Christmas by participating agencies.
The EBRSO substations are at the following locations:
3777 L'Auberge Crossing. Baton Rouge, LA 70820 Phone: (225) 389-5511 Fax: (225) 389-8279
13016 Gurney Road Baton Rouge, LA 70818 Phone: (225) 389-5177 Fax: (225) 389-8980
14431 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70817 Phone: (225) 389-5114 Fax: (225) 389-7823
1270 Rosenwald Baton Rouge, LA 70807 Phone: (225) 389-5105 Fax: (225) 389-7829
23060 Brian Road Zachary, La 70791 Phone: (225) 389-5037 Fax: (225) 389-8700
12828 Jackson Road, Zachary, La 70791 Phone: (225) 389-8985 Fax: (225) 389-8988