500 Baton Rouge families receive toys during holiday drive thru giveaway

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Councilman Lamont Cole did his part of spreading holiday joy with his annual Christmas giveaway on Dec. 20.

Cole and volunteers provided toys including bikes and scooters through a drive-thru giveaway. Locals also received a Christmas box with snacks, toys and a Walmart gift card.

“Pray. Be hopeful,” Cole said. “I know times are tough right now, but better days are coming.”

Cole’s annual giveaway was originally a breakfast and toy shopping opportunity for kids. He says a global pandemic was not going to stop him from giving back.

“Our darkest hours have always been followed by our finest days,” he said.

500 Christmas boxes were given away.

The event was hosted at the MLK Community Center.

The following helped sponsor the Christmas giveaway:

  •  Councilman Lamont Cole
  • MLK Community Center
  • Mayor Sharon Weston Broome
  • CareSouth 
  • Republic
  • BRPD
  • Flo Motion
  • Magnolia Peace Officers
  • Perfect 10 Production
  •  Representative Ted James
  • Representative Larry Selders
  •  Project 70805
  • Lambda Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
  • K and S Lawn Care
  •  Waste


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