Our Mission

Learn more about the Purple Cow's mission to help families.

The Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge (COC) began in 1991 to help those experiencing homelessness in the Downtown Baton Rouge area, with the support of local churches within the downtown area. In March 2004 The Purple Cow Thrifted Living Store began as a sister organization and way to help fund the mission of The Christian Outreach Center. The original Purple Cow-Thrifted Living store is near Shenandoah, at the intersection of Jones Creek and Tiger Bend. With an expanding vision, two other stores were started at Perkins/S. Acadian (near LSU) in 2014 and in Livingston Parish in Denham Springs on S. Range Ave near I-12 in 2021. Within our sister organizations our approach is distinctly relational, and we seek the transformation of lives, households, neighborhoods, and the Greater Baton Rouge Area itself.

We’re here to seek the greatest good for the place we all call home.

By donating your gently-used items and shopping at our three Purple Cow Thrifted Living stores, you make it possible for the Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge, our parent organization, to help struggling individuals and households to live more sustainable lives through our services and programs. Plus, The Purple Cow itself is a service to the community by providing the very best gently-used items at the lowest possible prices.


Shop or Donate!

We embrace “Thrifted Living” – we sell quality, gently used merchandise at a low price, and we carry boutique brands. Our clothing is up to 80% off retail! You will always find a great deal at the Purple Cow.

We are currently seeking donations for housewares, furniture and clothing. We’ll pick up furniture. Your donations make The Purple Cow and the programs of the Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge possible.

Multiple Locations!

With three locations, we are sure to have a location near you!

For Further Information Call

(225) 751-3262

Have questions? Feel free to give us a call anytime, and one of our friendly staff will be sure to get you the answers you need.

Purple Cow

Thrifted looks good on you.

A thrift store with a mission to support local families.




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