"Hundreds of needy families in Livingston Parish cannot afford even the basic school supplies for their children. YOU can help!"

What We Do

Jeff Taylor Livingston Parish Assessor

Jeff Taylor
Livingston Parish Assessor










ASSESS the NEED is a parish-wide school supply drive sponsored by Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor, in partnership with area businesses and media outlets. Now in our fourteenth year of operation, we’ve raised more than half a million dollars for the students of Livingston Parish!

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Denham Springs, Walker and Watson

Stop by the Denham Springs, Watson or Walker Wal Mart


Saturday, July 30 and
Sunday, July 31
8 am to 8 pm

You can also drop off your donation any weekday at the Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm . Money contributions and donated school supplies will be accepted. All donations are tax deductible.

In the News

The 2014 edition of Assess the Need generated a lot of news and a lot of support. People want to ensure that children will have the supplies they need in order to successfully complete the school year. This showed through the donations that were made–more than $50,000 in donations were given to more than 2,500 students in Livingston Parish. In the fourteen year history of Assess the Need, the program has raised more than half a million dollars.

Now the 2015 edition of Assess the Need has been launched.

The Advocate: Program Gives Students Tools to Succeed

Livingston Assessor Begins 15th Year of Parish-Wide School Supply Drive


The Advocate Announcing the Beginning of the 2014 Edition of Assess the Need 

The Livingston Parish News Announcing Assess the Need’s Goals in 2014

WAFB’s Report About Assess the Need Following a Live Video Segment

Action News 17’s Report on the Chef’s Showcase Fundraiser for Assess the Need

The Advocate Reports Over $50,000 raised and 2,500 Students Supported