BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Just days away from Christmas, many in the Capital City are feeling the giving spirit.
East Baton Rouge Constable Terrica Williams and rapper Lil Boosie held their third annual bike and toy giveaway outside the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center.
“We like to give to our community because that’s what it’s about,” said Williams.
Boosie was not present for the event, but his mother Connie Hatch said it was a blessing to bless others.
“It’s a joy to see smiles on these children faces. There’s so much going on in the world today so when we can see a smile that makes us feel good,” said Hatch.
A mile away, East Baton Rouge’s District Attorney Hillar Moore also held a toy giveaway for the families of crime victims.
“At Christmas time, we try to ease the burden a little make it somewhat happy if we can,” said Moore.
Aside from all the gifts the kids received, both organizers of the giveaways said there was so much more to take away from the events.
“Even though things might look hard some time, someone is always there to lend a helping hand,” said Hatch.
“Although you don’t know people, people in the community have your back and they pull for you,” said Moore.
As bikes are rolled away and toys are pulled from tables, giving the children a special moment is what matters most.
“This is a trying time right now, so many people are going through it. We had a pandemic, we have hurricanes, we just have bad times right now. So we want to make sure that the families and communities have what they need,” said Williams.