WBRSO accepting donation, applications for Christmas Crusade for Children

West Side Journal

Barnell Williams, Jamie Waters with his two children and Hannah Swarner during the 2017 Christmas Crusade for Children.

WEST BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- On December 5, WBR Sheriff Deputies and volunteers will stand outside of Walmart, hoping to make a child’s dream come true this Christmas.

The Christmas Crusade for Children of WBR has been around for more than 25 years and will continue to improve as the years pass by.

Deputy Jamie Waters explains, “Many children would not even experience Christmas if it weren’t for this Christmas Crusade Program. It means a lot to a kid to have something to believe in.”

Sheriff Mike Cazes announced his office will begin taking applications for children on November 9 – 25 9 a.m.- 4p.m. at the WBR Law Enforcement Center. (Except for November 11)


• Must apply in person (no phone applications taken)

• Must be a resident of WBR Parish.

• Must show proof of all household income.

• Age limit is 12 and under.

• Must be legal guardian of child.

• Must not be signed up for any other toy program.

New toy donations may be dropped off at the WBR Law Enforcement Center at 1150 Northwest Drive Port Allen, LA 70767.

No toy weapons or edible products accepted.


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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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