We are kicking off Operation Santa Claus and need your help to provide a Christmas for hundreds of local children.

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OSC is a combined effort between the Shreveport Police and Fire departments. The goal is to give local underprivileged children a reason to smile by providing new toys for Christmas.

We count on local residents to provide new unwrapped toys for these youngsters. The toy drive continues through December 16th, with toys being delivered on fire engines, and in police cars on December 19th, 20th, and 21st.

Here's how you can help:

Toy and monetary donations can be made at Town Square Media, 6341 Westport Rd, 71129, and all Citizen National Banks in Shreveport and Bossier. Checks can be made out to Operation Santa Claus. Donation Hotline is (318) 773-GIFT(4438).

We will also be out and about in the community over the next 2 weeks. Here are the locations we will be at:

Tuesday, December 3rd 7a-9a Brookshires at 9250 Mansfield Rd and Bert Kouns

Thursday, December 5th Brookshires at 3000 North Market St. and Ravendale

Tuesday, December 10th 7a-9a Brookshires at 5828 LineAve and Pierremont

Thursday, December 12th 7a-9a Brookshires 1125 Hwy 80 E (Haughton.

Special Dates

December 2-14 Chica and the Bald Guy’s Big Bike Bonanza

December 10th @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm North Shreveport Business Association Toy Drive

December 14th @ 9:30 am NW LACar Club “Santa Fun Run” toy donation at Town Square Media

December 11th @ 10:00 am Shriner’s Hospital for the “Barney Cannon Smile Run”

Operation Santa Claus's phone number is 773-GIFT (773-4438). The phone line is manned M-F from 9 am-5 pm. (Leave a message if no answer)

Drop Off Locations will be at all Citizen National Banks.