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!

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.

Principals and teachers will distribute the items to those children who need them most. All financial contributions will enable campaign coordinators to purchase items tax-exempt and in bulk quantities. All donations are tax deductible. The tax identification number for ASSESS the NEED is 01-0561988.