Have breakfast with Santa Bear in Hammond on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center. From 8am to 10am, parents are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy milk and donuts, look through the museum's exhibits and take pictures with both Santa Bear as well as Santa Claus. Make sure to bring your own cameras for the pictures, though, parents.
This event has been set up to benefit the Santa Bear Christmas Crusade, who gives toys to kids (ages 2-8) of underprivileged Hammond families for the holidays. The price of admission to the breakfast with Santa Bear is just one new, unwrapped toy from each child who attends. You're always welcome to bring more if you would like. The toughest age group to get enough toys for tends to be the 7 to 8-year-olds. So, if you can bring more than one gift, please make at least one of them for these guys.
In addition to toys, the Santa Bear Christmas Crusade is also in need of monetary donations. Their goal this year is $15,000. But, with the slow economy, they've only been able to raise about half of their goal so far. They're afraid that if they are unable to meet their goal, they may have to start turning away Hammond families in need from the applications that have already been turned in. They would love to be able to help all the applicants instead of turning to a lottery system.
If you wish you make a toy donation but are unable to attend the breakfast, please bring them to:
The Daily Star
725 S Morrison Blvd
If you can make a monetary donation, you can bring a check to The Daily Star's offices or send a check to:
Christmas Crusade for Children
PO Box 1149
Hammond, LA 70404
Come to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 8-10am and have breakfast with Santa Bear in Hammond. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to help benefit Hammond families in need this holiday season. Enjoy a fun event and make a difference in local lives.