BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – There is an urgent plea for more people to adopt local children through the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge’s Angel Tree program ahead of the Christmas holiday.
“This year we have seen a tremendous increase in our social services request, the combination of hurricanes and COVID in South Louisiana has left many of our neighbors in great need this Christmas season” said Major Don Tekautz. “Many are choosing between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table. We need your help to bring a joyful Christmas to thousands of children this year”.
The Salvation Army has nearly 1500 children who still need to be adopted this Christmas through the Angel Tree program. The Salvation Army is also asking for donations of toys and new clothing for children of all ages and sizes to provide for un-adopted youth. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Saturday between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m at 7361 Airline Highway. The Salvation Army is relying on donors in the community to help make Christmas bright this year for thousands of children in the Greater Baton Rouge area this year.
Angel Tree distribution will take place on December 11-13th this year leaving just a few more DAYS to get your Angels adopted and returned. This year adoptions are completely online, shopping can be done online and shipped to The Salvation Army! For more information visit www.salvationarmybr.org
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