Westwood Elementary School students helped the United Way kick off its annual giving campaign.
It hopes to raise $2.5 million this year.
500 businesses have already signed up to help donate.
Volunteers of America North Louisiana uses its United Way grant to help 2 thousand kids.
The campaign runs from now until Christmas.
You can donate through your employer, or make a donation online.
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