STORES / DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
In 1963, the Society opened the first St. Vincent de Paul Store/Distribution Center to assist the poor of our community. In Baton Rouge we now have stores located at Plank Road, Florida Boulevard, Staring Lane and Government Street. We also have stores in Baker, New Roads, Brusly/Addis, and Hammond.
Our stores provide more than just a place where customers can purchase items at bargain basement prices; any revenues produced by our stores are put back into our programs to assist the needy. Through our St. Vincent de Paul Conferences, we also provide clothes, bedding, appliances, furniture and household items free of charge to those in need.
Our car donation program is another critical element of our store operations. You can save yourself the hassle of repairing or selling your old car, boat or camper and at the same time, help your neighbor in need. You will also receive a tax deduction. The proceeds from the sales of these items go directly to the support of our other programs. Your donation will help to feed, clothe and shelter the poor and homeless of our community. For information about car donations, call (225) 383-7837.
There is always a need for donations of furniture, clothing, appliances and household items. People throughout our community are encouraged to drop off items at our thrift stores. Many of the local Catholic churches also have drop boxes for this purpose. If you are in the Baton Rouge area, you can schedule a pick-up by calling (225) 267-4483. Volunteers are also a critical part of our store operations. We can always use individuals or groups to help us sort through donated items. For more information about volunteering, click here or call (225) 383-7837.
Store/Distribution Center locations:
- 14504 Plank Rd., Baker
- 2655 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge
- 12107 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge
- 1925 Staring Lane, Baton Rouge
- 5621 Government St., Baton Rouge
- 824 N. Morrison, Hammond
- 336 Olinde St, New Roads
- 4171 Hwy. 1 South, Port Allen
- 1402 N. Burnside C-1 Unit 7, Gonzales
Drop boxes are located at:
- St. Aloysius Catholic Church
2025 Stuart Avenue
- St. George Catholic Church
7808 St. George
- St. Isidore Catholic Church
5657 Thomas Road
- St. Louis King of France
2121 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
- St. Jude Catholic Church
9150 Highland Rd.
- St. Patrick Church
12424 Brogdon Lane
- St. Pius Church
6380 Hooper Rd.
- Our Lady of Mercy Church
445 Marquette Avenue
- St. Jean Vinney Church
16166 South Harrell's Ferry Road
For information about financial donations, please click here
or call the St. Vincent de Paul Council Office at (225) 383-7837.