The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 2020 Zulu Annual Toys for Tots Drive-By Toy Distribution from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2800 Perdido Street. The event is organized by the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program.
Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman is inviting the community to the Orleans Justice Center where toys will be distributed from the OJC parking lot to children up to age 13. Children must be accompanied by their parents in a vehicle. Face masks are required.
Vehicles should approach the Orleans Justice Center from the intersection of Norman C. Francis (Jeff Davis)Parkway and Perdido Street, forming a line along Perdido Street before entering the OJC parking lot. Vehicles filled with toys will then be directed out of the parking lot toward Broad Avenue.
A host of civic leaders have been invited to participate in the drive-by toy distribution, including Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council, Congressman Cedric Richmond, and former mayor Marc Morial.