The Purple Cow: 2 Ways to Help the Homeless

The Purple Cow: 2 Ways to Help the Homeless
posted on December 20th, 2016 | in Good Cause


Many people don’t realize that The Purple Cow is a facet of The Christian Outreach Center. It is one of the ministries that the Lord has blessed us with in order for us to better help and serve the Baton Rouge homeless community.

There are two major ways you can support the local homeless community through The Purple Cow:


  1. Buy from us

  2. Donate to us




Buy From Us

The Purple Cow is a local non-profit thrift store. This means that all of the proceeds from our sales stay right here in Baton Rouge.

We are blessed with two locations, 6586 Jones Creek Road and 3651 Perkins Road. Both locations combined offer more than 27,000 square feet of retail space for you to enjoy.

One trip to The Purple Cow and you’ll see that we’re not your typical second-hand store.

We sell quality, gently-used merchandise at low prices, up to 80% off regular retail pricing! At either of our stores, you’ll find clothing for everyone in your family, quality furniture, unique accessories, lots of books, movies and records, and the best housewares and home décor.




Donate To Us

Of course we accept monetary donations online or at our register. These donations are always accepted and much appreciated.

However, we also accept regular donations! Your donations allow us to operate our store in order to help our local homeless community as much as possible. They make The Purple Cow and the programs of The Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge possible.

We accept donations at our Jones Creek store on Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at our Perkins Road store Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your quality, gently-used goods to either Purple Cow location during donation drop-off hours. We are always in need of housewares and furniture!

What we DO accept: all types of clothes, furniture, housewares, jewelry, shoes, purses, etc.
What we do NOT accept: mattresses, large appliances or items that may be subject to recall (i.e. car seats)

All of your donations are tax deductible as well.

Help Us Help the Homeless

If you want to have a direct impact on your local homeless community, come visit The Purple Cow. Each item you donate and each item you purchase makes a difference.

You make it possible for The Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge to help struggling families – who need a hand up, not a hand out – to meet the challenges of everyday living.

We hope to see you soon!

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