Nearly six-hundred toys -- over a-thousand dollars in cash -- that's what members of the North Shreveport Business Association have contributed this year to Operation Santa Claus.  But that's not all.  President-Elect Debbie Martin says the organization, itself, has contributed three-thousand dollars.  And there could be even more toys coming.  The association has placed collection boxes at thirteen of its member businesses and they'll be picked up Friday.

Operation Santa Claus is a cooperative venture involving the Shreveport Police and Fire Departments, the Bossier Sheriff's Office, our six Townsquare Media radio stations, and you, our listeners.  You can learn more about Operation Santa Claus by calling 687-GIFT (687-4438), visiting the Operation Santa Claus website, or checking out Operation Santa Claus on facebook

BlackBerry photo by John Lee