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Free Christmas and holiday programs in Baton Rogue Parish.

Low income families in East Baton Rouge Parish can apply for help at Christmas as well as other holidays. Get free Christmas toy tots for or kids, help from Adopt a Family or free Christmas presents from Angel Tree and other holiday programs. Free food baskets, including at Thanksgiving, or given away too. Find how to get free holiday and Christmas assistance in Baton Rouge LA below.

Several charities, churches as well as government organizations, including first responders as part of the Christmas Crusade, try to provide children with free toys, gifts or clothing. There may be dolls, Legos, video games or books and more. The free presents often include a holiday meal or free food basket for the entire low-income family as well.

Much of the holiday assistance is targeted at vulnerable residents. This means that children may be given small Christmas toys or holiday treats. In some cases, a gift card may be given. But another goal of the East Baton Rouge Parish programs is to help senior citizens as well as the disabled. Charity well as churches try to provide them a free meal or small gift, including a delivery service.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
They administer a program known as the Christmas Crusade. Parents can apply one time only. They go get applications at the Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office Community Services Division or a local station. Thousands of children are usually given toys, small gifts, candy, clothing, and more to open Christmas morning. Donations are needed.

Christmas Crusade partner organizations include the following. But all applications need to go through the contact information above. If a family is not qualified, other charities can also provide tips on how to get money at Christmas.

  • 3777 L’Auberge Crossing. Baton Rouge, LA 70820. Phone: (225) 389-5511
  • Kleinpeter - 14431 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817. Call (225) 389-5114.
  • Central part of the parish – The distribution center is at 13016 Gurney Road Baton Rouge, LA 70818. Main phone (225) 389-5177.
  • Scotlandville takes part in holiday programs from their center at 1270 Rosenwald Baton Rouge, LA 70807. Call (225) 389-5105
  • Zachary-Plains - 23060 Brian Road Zachary, Louisiana 70791. Telephone number for help is (225) 389-5037.
  • Pride-Chaneyville area - 12828 Jackson Road, Zachary, LA 70791. Dial (225) 289-8985.




Live 2 Serve
Address is 1735 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton  Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Main phone number is (225) 588-0560 or (225)-344-6775
East Baton Rouge Parish is covered by their Christmas Giveaway program. Churches as well as colleges such as Southern University and LSU take part. They give out dolls, electronics, books, and other holiday items. Churches may also serve Thanksgiving as well as Christmas meals.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge
1900 S Acadian Thru, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808. Phone number is 225 336-8708
This is a partnership of churches. The resources include a low cost thrift store which may have season goods, including at Christmas. There is financial aid, a food pantry, clothing closet, and holiday help for single moms and families in poverty. More on Catholic Charities assistance Baton Rogue Louisiana

Salvation Army Social Services - Holiday and Christmas Assistance
4025 W Brookstown Dr, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70805. Call (225) 357-3267
Low to moderate income families can apply for Angel Tree. There are also Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for the homeless and poor, shelter, school supplies, money for critical bills, and other resources run.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Location is 220 St Vincent De Paul Pl, Baton Rouge Louisiana 70802. Phone (225) 383-7837
The charity operates a Christmas Toy Program. It relies on donations as well as volunteers. There is also a dining room on site that serves Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, including turkeys. Free clothing, gifts for kids or teens, and other items are available.





Baton Rogue Volunteers of America in South Central Louisiana
Location is 7389 Florida Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4657. Call (225) 387-0061
A number of family and children services are offered. A focus is on the homeless, veterans, and single moms. Some free holiday food baskets, meals, or groceries are offered. There is also free small Xmas gifts or stocking stuffers, decorations and other stuff. Child education and development is offered too.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Address is 4000 Gus Young Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Call (225) 389-7804
They often work with the government/mayor of Baton Rouge as well as companies to provide free Christmas toy giveaways. A box of small gifts, toys, groceries and other goods for low-income households.


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