Sylvia's Toys for Christmas

 

Christmas 2016 was a great success at St. Vincent de Paul because of so many generous people throughout our community.  In 2015, WBRZ’s Sylvia Weatherspoon contacted St. Vincent de Paul and expressed her concern for poor and homeless children that might not feel the spirit of Christmas.  She stated that she wanted to help with our annual toy collection drive.  Of course, we welcomed her assistance because we know that there are so many needy children in our community that would love to receive a Christmas gift. 
 
Sylvia’s support last year added so much to our efforts, enabling us to help well over a thousand children.  At our dining room alone, Bishop Muench distributed over 1,000 Christmas gifts to needy children. 
 
Recognizing the tremendous need in our community, Sylvia, WBRZ and local Chick-fil-A restaurants will help us to collect toys for the children we serve here at St. Vincent de Paul, as well as needy children we have identified throughout the community.  Please consider donating a gift for a needy child.  If you would rather make a financial contribution for the purchase of Christmas gifts, you can do so by sending a check to P.O. Box 127, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or go to the "Donate tab" on our website to make a gift.  Your support will help us to bring the Christmas spirit to a needy child.  We thank all of you who have given gifts in the past, and we recognize WBRZ-Channel 2, Chick-fil-A, and Sylvia.