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Baton Rouge free clothing closets, school supply programs and furniture banks.

Get details on free clothing closets, low cost thrift stores and charitable furniture banks in Baton Rouge. Centers are committed to distributing goods to consumers. It can include free clothes, holiday gifts and toys, work items or back to school supplies. Free furniture banks also can provide beds, dressers, desks, and other household goods to low income families. The primary centers for the region are below.

Many of the sites have an application process in place and also are open limited hours. They may restrict how many items people can obtain as well, whether it is free school supplies or backpacks for kids or clothes for work or furniture for a home.  It is usually suggested to call a non-profit clothing center in advance for information on hours and what is available from the process they have in place.

Thrift stores are usually open to the general public, regardless of the clients income or financial condition. Thousands of families from East Baton Rogue Parish and surrounding towns and cities use these free clothing and furniture centers every year. Call a center for information on free clothes, work items, household furniture or appliances and employment assistance too.

Living Waters Goodwill Store and Outreach Ministry
Main address is 3535 Choctaw
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
The main phone number is 225-355-6656
Free or low priced clothing is offered to needy and low income residents. This can include items for school or employment as well. Donations are always appreciated by the Goodwill Thrift store, and proceeds go to pay for financial assistance.

Salvation Army Emergency Assistance and Social Services
Main address is 7361 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge LA, 70805
Telephone 225-355-4483
This center supports a wide region. They offer items such as clothing and Christmas assistance. Back to school supplies may be available for students and teenagers in the community too, including sneakers, laptops, bookbags and more The unemployed can look into employment assistance and work clothes.

 

 

 

Other emergency programs in Baton Rogue can be money for when faced with a utility disconnection or rent help when facing eviction. Groceries, Household Goods and Free Furniture Vouchers may be offered too. More on Salvation Army Baton Rouge parish.

St. Vincent De Paul Store Distribution Center
Phone: 225-356-9683
They work with local churches and charities to offer drop off centers in the community. Goods, including clothing, are collected and then will be resold to the general public. There is also a free furniture bank for items ranging from couches to kitchen supplies or eds for kids. Some specialty items may be offered too such as baby supplies and cribs.

Care Pregnancy Clinic
3813 N Flannery Rd
Baton Rouge LA 70814 
Supports new and pregnant moms as well as their infants or babies. Services include Free and Accurate Pregnancy Testing, Medical Consultation, Referrals for Prenatal Care and Legal Concerns, Assistance with Rent and Housing Arrangements, Information on Community Resources, Formula and Baby Supplies.

Family Resource Clinic
Address is 12201 Florida Blvd
Walker Louisiana 70754
Main number is 225-686-1123
Goods include Baby Clothes, Baby Food, Wipes, Baby Formula, and Diapers too for new moms and babies.

The Womens Help Center
Main address is 7515 Scenic Hwy
Baton Rouge LA 70807 United States
Call 225-355-2333
Offers education, clothing, supplies and more. Some educational supplies, books, and career items may be offered for women in school or their kids.

Dress for Success
5639 Government St.
Baton Rouge Louisiana, 70806
Call 225-366-0148 for hours
The non-profit tries to help people prepare for an interview and find a job. It provides disadvantaged and low income women with professional attire to wear for a job interview. Then, after a client of the Dress for Success program finds a job, the client can receive additional clothing for when they go to work. The center also has information on regional job training programs, employment opportunities and related services. They have Career Development Tools, Network of Support, and Professional Attire.

 

 

 

 

Volunteers of America Baton Rogue
Address is 3949 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Main phone (225) 387-0061
They help the poor, elderly, veterans, and disabled or homeless among others. As part of Housing First, some free basic furniture may be given out. Or people looking for a job (or going to school) may be given free clothes, work attire, school supplies and other goods.

Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Main location is 10240 Burbank Dr.
Baton Rouge Louisiana 70810
Main phone is 225-769-2259
The program offers men, women, and children's clothing, furniture, and appliances at discounted prices to the general public.

 

By Jon McNamara

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