BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Salvation Army is asking for the public’s help in preparing for the holiday season.
According to the organization, a warehouse space between 15,000 and 20,000 square feet is needed to sort and organize presents for the children in the Angel Tree Christmas program. The Angel Tree program is an initiative where donors give children toys, clothes, and toiletries. The group expects to have over 1,000 children registered for this year’s program.
“You can just imagine how much space it takes to prepare for our Angel Tree recipients in an orderly fashion,” said Baton Rouge Corps Commander Captain Brian Hicks. “We need enough space to place a number of gifts per child, so it takes a rather large area to organize our Angel Tree program.”
Hicks prefers the building to be located in the north Baton Rouge area and is available for use in November and December.
The Salvation Army also asks for volunteers for the Red Kettle campaign. The volunteers will ring bells at locations across Baton Rouge in its annual fundraiser. Volunteers can be high school students interested in community service hours.
Anyone with information about open warehouse spaces or interested in volunteering for the Red Kettle campaign, contact Captain Brian Hicks at 225-355-4483.