Join Us Again in This Great Community Effort!

It’s hard to believe that we’re in year four of the Sylvia’s Toys for Christmas effort.  Back in 2015, WBRZ’s Sylvia Weatherspoon contacted St. Vincent de Paul because she was concerned that poor and homeless children in our community might feel left out during this joyous Christmas season.  From her desire to help needy children has grown a wonderful campaign. Through this campaign, thousands of toys have been collected, and thousands of needy kids have felt the love and compassion of our community.  
Last year, Bishop Muench distributed over a thousand Christmas gifts to children at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, and the smiles on their faces told everyone there just how important this effort is to children who have so little.  
On behalf of needy children in our community, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Sylvia Weatherspoon and WBRZ-Channel 2, as well as local Chick-fil-A restaurants who have signed up once again to help us collect toys for children in our community.  
Please consider donating a gift for a needy child.  You can buy a toy in the $10 to $20 range and drop it off at any St. Vincent de Paul or Chick-fil-A location (after Thanksgiving). If you’d rather make a financial contribution for the purchase of Christmas toys, you can do so by sending a check to St. Vincent de Paul at P. O. Box 127, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or by clicking here.  Your support will help us to continue our tradition of bringing the Christmas spirit to the children in our shelters, as well as needy children throughout our community.  
We thank everyone who has given in the past, and we hope you will join in this year’s effort.