Christmas bicycle giveaway for local underprivileged children

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Caddo District Attorney Charles Scott and State Representative Patrick Williams in conjunction with Warden Burl Cain of the Louisiana State Penitentiary will host a Christmas bicycle giveaway for local underprivileged children.

The Louisiana State Penitentiary has a bicycle refurbishing program. Bicycles are donated from the local communities and refurbished by Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates.

The officials are asking Northwest Louisiana citizens to donate used bicycles to be refurbished and distributed to underprivileged children for Christmas. Helmets and other safety gear will be accepted. This effort will bring joy to children, help families through tough economic times and help the inmate rehabilitation program.

The deadline to donate bicycles for the bicycle refurbishing program is September 30th. Distribution details will be given at a later date.

To donate, the drop off location is the Caddo Parish Sheriff's substation at 4910 North Market Street in Shreveport. For directions call 318-681-1100.