BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX 44) (LOCAL 33) The holidays are joyful for most, but can be difficult for others who are far from home.
Baton Rouge Soldier Outreach is accepting Halloween candy donations to help bring comfort to soldiers overseas.
This weekend 267 stockings were stuffed with candy and other goods to send off. 130 of them were for local Marine Corps Sargent Chandler Venable stationed in Qatar.
Since the beginning of 2008, CEO Christy Smith said she has received hundreds of emails and letters from local soldiers thanking them for sending a little piece of home.
“It’s awesome to hear people tell us stories of how it’s awesome to receive something from home when they are away from their family,” Smith said.
With the holiday season around the corner, Smith’s busy time to give is just beginning.
“For as much sacrifice our men and women are making overseas it’s the least we can do here,” Smith said.
If you would like to drop off candy you can do so at the following locations:
Mooyah Burgers and Shakes, 6555 Seigen Lane, AND 320 Lee Drive, BR
Holmes Building Materials, 7835 Airline Hwy, BR
Prime Physical Therapy, 4506 S. Harrells Ferry, BR
Slydog Cycles, 15736 Florida Blvd, BR
Higher Destiny Church, 600 Florida Ave., SW, Denham Springs
Holmes Building Materials, 1102 Florida Ave, SE, Denham Springs
Sharon Baptist Church, 9433 Section Road, Port Allen