What We Do

For the past 20 years, Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor has sponsored Assess the Need, a parish-wide school supply drive that helps needy families.

Thanks to the generosity of the people of Livingston Parish, thousands of children have been given supplies to engage in learning, improve their academic outcomes, elevate their self-confidence and expand their opportunities for a bright future. Each success story has made our community a stronger, better place to live.

Please continue your support of Assess the Need.  Nearly 3,000 students are expected to start the 2020-2021 school year without the supplies they need if we don’t help. All donations will go to provide school supplies for children in the Livingston Parish School System who have been determined to benefit from this assistance. The need is tremendous! School teachers and principals estimate that nearly 10% of the district’s student population will start school without the supplies they need. ASSESS the NEED volunteers will collect financial contributions and donated supplies from the middle of July to the start of school. Volunteers will then organize and distribute the supplies to all parish public schools. The goal is to have all the supplies at each school by the first day of classes.

We’ve made it easier for you to give with the help of Venmo and PayPal.


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VENMO ID: @Assess-The-Need-1

All donations are tax-exempt, and 100 percent of the monies stay in Livingston Parish. The tax identification number for Assess the Need is 01-0561988.
Let’s Assess the Need in 2020. Let’s give our children the tools they need to learn and succeed!

A check or money order can be mailed to:
ASSESS the NEED
P. O. Box 1802
Denham Springs, LA 70727-1802