DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) – The 15th anniversary of the Livingston Parish School Supply Drive is underway.
Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor began the program in the year 2000. He, along with his team of volunteers, developed the program to help students from Kindergarten to 12th grade get the school supplies they need.
When he first began the program, Taylor said that he thought the supplies would help “a couple hundred children, if we’re lucky.” Now, Taylor says that the program helps 2,500 students each year. In 2015, the program hopes to reach upwards of 3,000 students with a goal of $50,000 in donations.