The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office will begin taking applications next week for the annual Christmas Crusade for Children, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Through the program, local law enforcement agencies donate and deliver holiday gifts to children in need, Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said.

Parents can apply for the gifts by visiting a Sheriff’s Office substation and filling out an application Monday through Nov. 30 or by visiting the Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office Community Services Division at Cortana Mall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Hicks said.

People can apply only in person, she said, adding that applicants must live in East Baton Rouge Parish and children must be younger than 12 to qualify.

Parents also must have their child’s Social Security number to apply, Hicks said. Toys are limited to one per child.

Anyone who would like to donate new, unwrapped Christmas toys can do so at Cumulus Media Inc., 650 Wooddale Blvd., the City Constable’s Office Headquarters in the City Court Building on St. Louis Street, the City Constable’s Office Community Services Division or at any sheriff’s substations.

The sheriff’s substations are at the following locations:

  • Burbank: 9313 Burbank Drive.
  • Central: 13016 Gurney Road.
  • Kleinpeter: 14431 Airline Highway.
  • Scotlandville: 1270 Rosenwald Road.
  • Zachary-Plains: 23060 Brian Road.
  • Pride-Chaneyville: 12828 Jackson Road.