A local insurance agency has launched Project Gonzales Toy Drive to collect toys for area children.

Carmouche Insurance has joined forced with Osh Kosh B Gosh in the Tanger Outlet Center and St. James Behavioral Health Hospital in Gonzales to collect toys through Dec. 22.

Agents at Carmouche decided to forgo exchanging Christmas gifts this year and purchase gifts for area children in need, a company spokesman said.

The agency is documenting the project and posting drop-offs and toy deliveries on a Youtube video Christmas day.

Carmouhce will donate $1 to the project for every “like” the agency receives on its Facebook page.

Toys can be dropped off at Carmouhce, 516 N. Burnside Ave. Gonzales, St. James Behavioral Health Hospital, 3136 St. Landry Drive, or Osh Kosh at 2400 Tanger Blvd.

For more information, go to http://projectgonzales.net and click on Project Gonzales Toy Drive.