5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
posted on November 13th, 2018 | in Good Cause

This holiday season, you may be looking for a way to give back, but are not sure of the best way to give your time or money. We want to share a few ways you can make a huge difference in the lives of those who need it – right here in Baton Rouge!


1. Donate Gently  (or new and never worn) Used Household Goods to The Purple Cow


Just last week, we had a tremendous donation of women’s clothing and accessories that truly puts in perspective the impact your donations can have.


Going into what we thought would just be another day at the office, we received two donations alone that helped us raise nearly $3,000! These donations consisted of designer purses, shoes, clothing and jewelry. It even included a pair of Jimmy Choos!

Since all of the proceeds at The Purple Cow go toward programs to help the homeless at the Christian Outreach Center, that had a SIGNIFICANT impact on what we are able to offer to our locally homeless population. To learn more about those programs, please see here:


During the holiday season is when both of our locations need your donations the most! We are currently in need of the following items:


• Holiday Decor

• Cold-Weather Clothing

• Women’s Accessories

• Furniture

• Appliances


For donation hours and information, please see here:


2. Donate Your Time and Talent


Use your talent and skills to give a hand up to the homeless community. The Christian Outreach Center’s programs offer amazing opportunities for leaders in our community to make an impact.

Through our flagship program, “Jobs For Life”, we are providing practical, faith-based guidance to jobless individuals to help them improve their job preparation and search.


Depending on your business expertise, you may choose to counsel our students through one of our other programs, such as “Faith and Finances” or a regularly scheduled Bible study.


To learn more about where you can make a difference, please give the COC a call at 225-377-8582.


3. Shop!


When you purchase items from The Purple Cow, not only are you saving up to 80% off retail brand items, but you are directly supporting the COC. So next time you need some decor around the house, an outfit for an event, or just some clothing basics to wear throughout the year, please give us a shot first!

We receive new items every day and have specials throughout the week. OH, and did you know college students get 20% OFF with a college ID??


Follow us on social media @ThePurpleCowBR to stay up to date with what comes in the store – you never know what you will find!


4. Give Money


One of the main ways The Christian Outreach Center survives is through sales at The Purple Cow, but if you’re not a big shopper and still wish to contribute monetarily to our cause, you can always contribute directly to the COC here:


5. Share Your Giving


Perhaps the best impact you can have this holiday season is sharing the holiday spirit! Share all of the opportunities here to your friends and family, or take pictures with your recent purchases or donations tagging us on social media!


Every person reached makes a difference. SUPPORTING THE HOMELESS OF BATON ROUGE STARTS WITH YOU!

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