Baton Rouge, LA (November 18, 2015) — The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge kicks off the Angel Tree Program and Red Kettles at Mall of Louisiana’s Christmas on the Boulevard this Friday, November 20th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. Featuring entertainment from The Michael Foster Project, The Salvation Army’s School of Performing Arts, and the Woodlawn High School Band. Enjoy crafts and activities from East Baton Rouge Parish Library, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, The Red Cross and the Capital United Area Way. There will be fun for the whole family, including face-painting, balloon artists, and a visit from Santa Claus. With special guests Mayor Holden ant the Baton Rouge Marine Corps.

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For over ?? years, the Angel Tree Program has been providing gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children in the Greater Baton Rouge area who otherwise might not receive anything for Christmas. Children become angels after families apply for Christmas assistance with The Greater Baton Rouge Salvation Army Social Services. Angels can be adopted at the Mall of Louisiana or any Capital One Bank locations across Baton Rouge. The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge encourages families and individuals to adopt angels this Friday at Christmas on the Boulevard. With your help and generosity, The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge can give the gift of hope and JOY to less fortunate families in our community this Christmas season.
In addition to the Angel Tree Program, you will see the iconic Red Kettles at participating locations across Greater Baton Rouge this holiday season. For over a hundred years, kettle contributions have helped The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge provide Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance to needy families and individuals in our community. Your contributions to our Red Kettles will help The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge provide more than ___ people with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner year.

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For more questions about the event, how to adopt and angel, and how to volunteer please contact, Morgan Dailey, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator at (225) 355-4483 or email morgan.dailey@uss.salvationarmy.org

To support The Salvation Army, you can call 1-800-SALARMY or give online at www.salvationarmyalm.org