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You still have time to make sure a child right here in Shreveport-Bossier gets to experience the magic of Christmas!

If you're not familiar with Operation Santa Claus, it's a collaboration between Townsquare Media Shreveport's six radio stations and the Shreveport Fire and Police Departments to bring Christmas to children who might go without a visit from Santa if it weren't for our assistance. For the past 36 years we've teamed up to hit the streets asking you to help us in our efforts by donating new, unwrapped toys or money.

We started our drive this week on Tuesday, December 1st from 7 - 9 am in front of the Brookshire's on Mansfield Road at Bert Kouns. I don't know if it's because it's 2020 or what, but this year has felt different. It feels especially warm and poignant. I always enjoy volunteering my time to Operation Santa Claus. It doesn't feel like it's officially Christmas without it. Of course, I can't think of anything more important right now than to make a child's Christmas bright! And with 2020 being what it is, we're all we all need some emotional support and nothing, nothing is better for your soul than giving!

We've met some incredible people so far this week, like Chris who bought every single stuffed animal they had a Lowe's to donate. Then there's Moore's A/C & Heating in Blanchard who donated $2,500 Thursday and Eric LaBorde who donated $1,000. You also can't forget Kenneth Pierson and the team at PetSmart Bossier City who donated a veritable mountain of adorable plush! Of course, there are too many people who have supported OSC to name like Richard McBroom, Tim and Barbara Cassario, Carol Robertson, and more!

However, more families than ever need assistance this year and we still need your help! I've taken the liberty to list different times to join us while we're broadcasting live below to make a donation, plus multiple drop off locations. If you want to give from the living room couch, you can do that too by visiting OperationSC.com or calling (318) 688-GIFT!

Saturday, Dec. 5 - 9AM-12P Southfield and Youree @ Dunkin’ Donuts (Shreveport)
Tuesday, Dec. 8 - 7AM-9AM Brookshire’s @ 5828 Line Av and Pierremont (Shreveport)
Thursday Dec. 10 - 7AM-9AM Brookshire’s @ 1125 Hwy 80 E (Haughton)
Monday Dec. 14 - 7AM - 9AM Batteries Plus Bulbs Youree Drive (Shreveport)

You can also drop off toy donations at all area Citizens National Bank locations, Avalon Hair Salon, Batteries Plus Bulbs, ns, all three Bayou Outdoor locations, and Bikes, Etc., during regular business hours. Make sure to watch the Operation Santa Claus Facebook page for updates.

Operation Santa Claus 2020