BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) - It's the season of giving, but not all families have the means to do so.
In fact, there are around 600 children in need in EBR Schools. Knowing that, school district officials decided to launch the EBR Elf Tree program.
"We have so many students here in EBR schools that are affected by homelessness. We just thought this would be a great way to brighten up the holiday season for them," EBR Schools Director of Communications Taylor Halsey said.
The Elf Tree works similarly to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. Kids' wish lists are placed on the elf ornaments. People can come by the tree to pick out a child to adopt this holiday season.
"Growing up, I didn't have the best and I know a lot of people gave to me, so I know the feeling. When somebody gave to me, it made me feel like I was wanted. It made me feel like I was special," EBR Schools Accounts Manager Veronica Faciane said.
To participate, just swing by EBR Schools headquarters at 1050 S Foster Drive.