How to Help The Louisiana Flood Victims {Drop Offs, Donations and More} :: Moms Helping Moms

There is no doubt that the August 2016 flooding in South Louisiana, specifically near Baton Rouge, has been devastating. Many of us want to help but simply don’t know how. At the request of our readers, we’ve compiled this list of ways to help. We’ll keep it as updated as possible in the coming days – please Louisiana Flood Victimsleave a comment if you know of any drop off or donation opportunities that are missing. Many families in South Louisiana have lost absolutely everything, and the need for help and service will last for a while. All contributions of all sizes will make a positive impact on those who are suffering right now.

If you have anything to add in the coming days or edits to the below information, please leave it in a comment and we will be sure to keep this updated in the coming weeks! The needs in South Louisiana will persist for some time, but together we can make a big difference for our friends in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

***Be sure to also review Resources and Info for Louisiana Flood Victims (intended more so for those who are displaced), as well as 3 ways to help Baton Rouge immediately {from Louisiana or afar}***

Cash Donation Opportunities

NOTE :: we always recommend using your judgment and verifying the organization before sending cash donations.

For $11, ensure that a baby in need receives diapers and wipes. In exchange, Cassie Treiul Photography {based in Baton Rouge} and her son will mail you a handmade bracelet. It’s a deep blue color to resemble the dark skies we all witnessed over the past week and three gold charms to remind us of the end in sight. To stay humble, helpful and hopeful.

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Service Opportunities

  • If you want to volunteer, call the Red Cross at (855) 489-2528 or sign up online.
  • Foster an animal. Help the no kill shelter in devastated Denham Springs by filling out an application, or call Ginnie {504-669-1908} or Kathy {504-717-0614} for more info. They will be processing applications to place dogs and hers early this week. As a foster you would provide day to day care and food; all medical will be provided through ARNO shelter.
  • St. Timothy {Mandeville} – organizing volunteer efforts {and collecting items}
  • Help prepare a meal with Cafe Reconcile – the Governors office of Elderly Affairs needs over 500 meals a day feed our Seniors Citizens, in Baton Rouge. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Over the next two weeks the Cafe’ Reconcile catering van will be making runs to Baton Rouge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to deliver refrigerated food donations. Cafe’ Reconcile can receive refrigerated food donations
    • DAYS :: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    • TIME :: Between 10:00am and 2:00pm
    • LOCATION :: 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd {New Orleans, LA 70113}
    • NEEDS :: Chicken, Beef, Fish, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Gumbo, Green Beans, Mixed Veggies, Corn, Red Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Bread and Cookie
    • SPECIAL NOTES :: due to dietary restrictions please keep dishes simple and NOT too spicy. Items can be fresh or frozen, as the location in Baton Rouge has refrigeration and can reheat and serve meals on site

***State Organized Warehouse Drop-Off***

Drop Off Locations {By City / Area of New Orleans}

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {New Orleans}

Bart’s Office Moving {New Orleans}

Bart’s Office Moving, Inc. will open its warehouse this week to the community as a collection point for donations to those affected by the Baton Rouge region’s recent flooding. From 8:00am – 4:00pm through Friday, Bart’s will accept supply donations. Then, on Saturday morning, it will utilize its moving trucks to deliver supplies to various community partner drop-off points in and around Baton Rouge.

How :: 2540 Industry Street {New Orleans, LA}

Play and Grow Studios {New Orleans – open indefinitely}

Immediate needs :: menstrual products, breastfeeding supplies, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies and more

How :: ongoing at 3900 General Taylor {uptown New Orleans}

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KID smART {New Orleans}

Immediate needs :: KID smART is collecting art supplies for ACGBR to distribute to schools impacted by the flood. Art supplies requested are markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, scissors, glue, theatre props / costumes and musical instruments 

How :: Art supply donations can be dropped off at the KID smART office at 1024 Elysian Fields Ave. {New Orleans, LA 70117}, which is open Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm.

Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank {New Orleans – still open!}

Immediate needs :: diapers from sizes newborn to 5, as well as women’s hygiene products and gift cards in $20 amounts to Target and Wal-Mart. 

How :: 4319 Carondelet St. {8:30am – 5:30pm}. JLNO will ensure the items arrive in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe {Lakeview – ongoing}

How :: The Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe will be collecting children’s items, toys, games & books to distribute to folks in need in Baton Rouge. Collection times will be Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm as long as needs persist.

Realty Point NOLA {Lakeview}

How :: Realty Point NOLA is collecting water and cleaning supplies only, per the request of several shelters in the area. People can drop off items Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Bywater Clothing {New Orleans}

Immediate needs :: Science Diet and Purina One dog food and Science Diet and Friskies can food for cats. Other pet supplies including leashes and harnesses.

How :: Bywater Clothing will be collecting items through Sunday, August 28. Drop off at Bywater Clothing 4432 Magazine Street 10:00am-5:00pm (7:00pm on Fridays). We’re working with Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) and Zeus’ Rescues. Any size bag welcome.

Just Kids Dental {New Orleans and Kenner}

Immediate needs :: Toiletries, cleaning items, water and non perishable food items, diapers from sizes newborn to 5, as well as women’s hygiene products.

How :: Questions about donations and relief efforts can be directed to each office listed {New Orleans (3502 S. Carrollton Avenue): 504-410-3051, Kenner (2526 Williams Blvd.): 504-904-0144 and Baton Rouge (5151 Plank Rd, Suite 28): 225-330-6622}

Blo Magazine Street {New Orleans}

Immediate needs :: we’ll be collecting diapers, women’s feminine hygiene products and gift cards in $20 amounts to Target and Walmart.

How :: 5530 Magazine Street {call (504) 570-6101}

Rayne United Methodist Church {New Orleans}

Immediate needs :: $65 cash OR the following items to make “flood buckets: liquid laundry detergent, liquid household cleaner, dish soap, air freshener, insect repellent spray, scrub brush, cleaning wipes, sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, clothesline, heavy-duty trash bags, dust masks, kitchen dish washing gloves and ork gloves

How :: Rayne United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 28

Other Details :: to keep informed about what efforts are underway and how to pitch in click here or visit the Louisiana Methodist Facebook page for regular updates click here

Crescent City Farmers Market {New Orleans through August 31}

Immediate needs :: cleaning supplies, non perishable food, toiletries, diapers and water are being accepted only

How ::  People may drop off as follows.

  • Main Office: {200 Broadway Street, Suite 107 New Orleans LA 70118} from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Tuesday Market: {200 Broadway Street in the parking lot of Tulane Square} from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday Market: {3700 Orleans Ave in the parking lot of the American Can Company} from 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday Market: {700 Magazine Street at the corner of Magazine and Girod} from 8:00am-12:00pm

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {Metairie & Old Metairie}

 

March of Dimes {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: diapers, wipes, formula and unused baby items

How :: 3000 26th Street {Metairie, LA 70002} // (504) 264-9289

Royal Honda {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: Laundry Detergent, Tarps, Pillows, Blankets, Adult Diapers, Baby Diapers, Baby food & formula, Toilet paper, Bottled water, Non-perishable food items (e.g. canned goods), Buckets, Mops, Cleaning supplies, Shockwave (to kill mold), Rubber gloves, Masks, New unopened packages of underwear (adult & children), New unopened packages of socks (adult & children), Feminine hygiene products, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet paper, Deodorant, Bug spray, School supplies, Empty boxes or containers (plastic preferred).

How :: through Saturday, August 27 {9:00am – 7:00pm} at Royal Honda {5600 Veterans Blvd // (504) 888-2277}

Mirabella {Old Metairie}

Immediate needs :: socks

How :: Mirabella is an official donation drop off point for #DropYourSocksOff . For more information on this effort, please contact melissa@melissavaccaro.com

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Hi Brow {Old Metairie}

Hi-Brow is accepting all donations for those affected by this flooding. For every garbage bag of clothes and every box you will receive a 20% off gift card to any product in the store. Friday I will be driving up to Baton Rouge to drop off at schools, homes and shelters.

Contact person :: Lauren Prats {126 Sierra Court // Metairie, LA 70001}

Nora Vaden Homes {Old Metairie}

Immediate needs :: toiletries, diapers and pet supplies {no clothing accepted}

How :: please bring donations to our office at 117 Metairie Lawn & Metairie Road (across from Cafe B) from 9:00am- 6:00pm. State Farm-Nora Vaden Holmes Insurance Agency can also be reached at (504) 831-0002.

Serenity Day Spa {Old Metairie}

Immediate needs :: baby diapers, pull-ups, wipes, infant formula, dry ceral, baby food and toddler snacks

How :: please bring to Serenity Day Spa and Gifts {110 Metairie Heights Avenue // (504) 281-4905} Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27.

ZukaBaby {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: diapers from sizes newborn to 5, women’s hygiene products, diaper accessories (baby wipes, etc.), formula, cleaning products, towels, gently used baby clothes & toys, bottled water and non-perishable baby food items, gift cards in $20 amounts to Target and Wal-Mart, as well as cash donations.

Special note :: We will also be hosting a 10% Donation Day this Friday, August 26 to benefit flood victims. 10% off all of our store sales on 8/26/16 will go towards Junior League of New Orleans’ Flood Relief Donation Drive. 

How :: ZukaBaby {3248 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 70003} is an official dropoff center for the Junior League of New Orleans Diaper Bank.

Nonie’s Pet Care {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: dry dog food, dry cat food, food bowls, litter, towels, kennels, dog beds, etc. Lamar Dixon is now requesting donations for clothing for all ages and genders to help the now homeless, who have lost everything. Toiletries, towels, pillows, blankets, absolutely anything! 

How :: Puppy Love Daycare, located at 2630 Edenborn {behind Lowe’s} is a drop off location for anything that you can provide to help our flooded neighbors and their pets. All donations will be brought to Lamar Dixon that is housing hundreds of pets right now. Nonie’s is joining the transport operation to deliver the donations. Our transport efforts will continue as long as donations are being dropped off. 

Metairie Small Animal Hospital {Old Metairie}

Immediate needs :: The biggest area of need is currently supplies. The affected shelters are inundated with animals and need supplies to care for them. The influx of animals is only going to increase in the coming days as the floodwaters recede. The Louisiana SPCA has secured three local drop-off locations for pet supplies: Canine ConnectionCamp Bow Wow Mid-City New Orleans, La and Demo Diva. Supplies will be picked-up by the Louisiana SPCA and hand-delivered to animal shelters in the affected areas. 

Immediate supplies needed include :: Metal buckets with clipping carabiners, wire pet crates in various sizes, leashes, unopened dry cat and dog food and metal water bowls

How :: 101 Metairie Road

Monogram Express {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: toiletries, diapers, wipes, formula and new toys BUT we will accept ALL donations and will get them to the flood victims

How :: we are open Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm to accept donations

Kid to Kid {Metairie}

Immediate needs :: diapers, wipes, toilet paper, water and non-perishable foods

How :: we are currently accepting donations for the Springfield First Baptist Church and the Killian First Baptist Church (Livingston Parish). If you bring in any donations to Kid to Kid, we will deliver the items to them and give you 20% off a purchase you make at the time of your donation!

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {Mandeville / Northshore}

Pediatric Dentistry {Mandeville}

Immediate needs :: food, baby items and clothing

How :: Our team at Pediatric Dentistry, along with LeBlanc Pediatrics, is encouraging all of our patients to help those affected by the tragic flooding in south Louisiana. We will be accepting donations starting Monday, August 15 at our clinic at 1305 West Causeway Approach.

Paris Parker Salon And Spa {Mandeville}

Immediate needs :: cleaning supplies, tools, toiletries and clothes.

Tammany Oaks Church of Christ {Mandeville}

Immediate needs :: any and all donations, including water, food, clothing and bedding

How :: deliver to 3700 Highway 59 in Mandeville

Stadium Cuts {Mandeville}

Immediate needs :: canned goods, bottled water, clothing (any size), shoes (any size), blankets, toys, books, hygiene supplies, toiletries

How :: deliver to 1750 N. Causeway Blvd {Monday through Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm}

Town Hall of Pearl River {Pearl River}

Immediate needs :: gift cards / diapers / wet wipes / bottled water / wrapped dried snacks / toiletries such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc. / garbage bags / kleenex / paper towels / baby clothes (either new or in great condition) / dog and cat food

How :: all donations can be made at the Town Hall between the hours of 8:ooam and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, August 19. Any questions or suggestions please call Alderman Bennett at (985) 768-9991. Mayor McQueen and Alderman Bennett wil be making deliveries to flood victims at the end of the week or beginning of the next.

Lovers Not Biters {Slidell}

Immediate needs :: bottled water, non-perishable food, clothing, school supplies, baby formula, diapers, dog and cat food, leashes, bowls and crates

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Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {St. Bernard Parish}

Chalmette Movies {Chalmette}

Chalmette Movies is now accepting clothes for Louisiana flood victims.

How :: Hours to drop off are between 1:00pm-8:00pm daily. Remember, no donation is too small, especially with the fall and winter months approaching. The drop off address is 8700 West Judge Perez Drive, in Chalmette, at the box office.

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {Harahan}

Magnolia Physical Therapy {Harahan and New Orleans}

Immediate needs :: toiletries, non perishable food items and cleaning supplies

How :: we have drop off locations through out New Orleans and Jefferson

  • 5606 Jefferson Highway // Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-0254
  • 2372 St. Claude Ave., Ste 246  // New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 943-8026
  • 2525 Jena Street // New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 309-9403

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {Westbank}

Marrero Lions Club {Marrero}

Immediate needs :: water, bedding, air matrresses, snacks, stuffed animals, toiletry items, pet food and carriers, blankets, clothing, etc.

How :: Collection of items for flood victims beginning, Monday, August 15, 11:00am at Marrero Lion’s Club, 2334 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.

Contact person :: Thelma Kalb-Pigford {504-312-9935 or 504-347-5632}

Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant {Gretna} 

How :: Accepting all donations except for furniture at 435 Huey P. Long Ave.

Louisiana Flood Drop Off Locations {Outside of New Orleans}

First United Methodist Church {Baton Rouge}

Immediate needs :: water, canned goods, non-perishable food / cleaning Supplies: all purpose disinfectants (spray and pour), buckets, mops, rubber gloves, paper towels, toilet paper, garden/contractor trash bags / used clothes (in good condition, please) / diapers/pull-ups, wipes / children’s clothing: shirts, pants, pajamas, onesies, socks, shoes, underwear/panties, etc / baby formula, baby food, bottles, sippy cups, plates, children’s utensils, pacifiers / bedding: pillows, sheets, blankets, towels, wash cloths, sheets for pack n’ plays / baby equipment: cribs, swings, high chairs, rockers, pack n’ plays, strollers, car seats (not expired, or involved in any wrecks) / first aid kits / toys: coloring books, colors, book

How :: downtown at 930 North Boulevard

The Junior League of Baton Rouge {Baton Rouge}

How :: To donate diapers, wipes, or formula at any time, there are permanent collection bins at the following locations:

  • The Junior League of Baton Rouge Office {9523 Fenway Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA}
  • The Baton Rouge Clinic {7373 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808}

If you are a shelter in need of diapers, please contact the Junior League of Baton Rouge Diaper Cooperative Co-Chairs at diaperproject@juniorleaguebr.org.

Cochiara’s Marina {Lafitte}

Cochiara’s Marina at 4477 Jean Lafitte Blvd {Lafitte, LA 70067} is a drop-off location. I am the Grand Knight of the Lafitte Knights of Columbus Council and am organizing a clothing drive along with other councils on the Westbank. I am working with the councils in the impacted area to deliver clothing and resources. My email is raymondgriffinjr@yahoo.com and my number is (504) 583-3313.

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Ashley is the Co-Owner of New Orleans Mom, Red Stick Mom and Lafayette Mom, now the largest network of parenting websites in South Louisiana. Proud graduates of the University of Virginia, she and her husband Blaise spent time in Tampa and Scottsdale prior to settling down back home in New Orleans, something they both said "would never happen." An avid runner, she'll try any workout at least once and is always up for sweating with friends. When she’s not shuttling her 3 very active kids to school, gymnastics or baseball, you can find her cheering for the Saints, trying new restaurants or spending time with family and friends. She's also not afraid to return mediocre books to the library before finishing them because life is too short for bad books. A native New Orleanian, Ashley loves exploring and discovering the beauty of South Louisiana through her growing children's eyes.

78 COMMENTS

  1. Pat Peck Nissan in Gulfport Mississippi is a designated drop off for supply’s. We will be delivering supply’s to Louisiana. Please add us to your list.
    9480 Hwy 49 Gulfport, Mississippi 39503

  2. Any places near tri cities, TN that is taking donations for the flood victims… I have boxes & bags full of dishes, clothing, household goods, cleaning goods but I can not take the time off work to take it to them 🙁

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