Ultimate Guide To Donating Used Stuff In New Orleans

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It’s 70° outside, and I have SPRING FEVER! You know what that means? I have the urge to purge! “Operation: Get It Out of My House” is in full swing at the Thibodeaux casa. Some things I will resell on my favorite local buy/sell/trade site like VaragaeSale, but sometimes I just don’t have the space to hold on to items until they sell. That’s when I call my preferred local donation center and schedule a pickup. This works perfectly for our family as we are a single-income family with limited philanthropic dollars. By donating in kind, we can still help some of our cherished local causes (some of which you can shop at to further your support and get great deals). Here is a my guide to donating used stuff in New Orleans. Everything from clothes to cars!

Household Items and Clothing


Bloomin’ Deals 

  •      Location: 4645 Feret Street, New Orleans, LA
  •      Hours:   M-W & F-Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs 10a-7p
  •      What do they take?: See guidelines listed on their website linked above.

Bridge House /Grace House       

  •      New Orleans Location: 4243 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans, LA
    •          Hours: T-Sat 8am-5pm
  •      Metairie: 7901 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA
    •           Hours: T-Sat 10am-5:30pm
  •      What do they take? Pretty much EVERYTHING, except live animals
  •      To schedule a pickup, call (504) 525-3130 T-Sat between 8a-3p

Catholic Charities           


  •      5 locations in GNO area
  •      Hours:   M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12-6p
  •      What do they take?: clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, books

New Orleans Mission

  •      Location: 1134 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
  •      Always in need of new toiletries, garbage bags, socks, & blankets.
  •      Find current Wish List on their website

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store          

  •      Location: 100 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans LA 70121 (504) 835-7130
  •      Hours:   M-T & Th-Sat 10a-6pm, W 10am-7pm
  •      What do they take?: clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, books, toys, appliances
  •      To schedule a pickup, call (504) 835-7130 or go to www.satruck.org

Habitat ReStore             


Thrift City USA (Only AmVets location in Louisiana)

  •      Location: 60 Terry Parkway, Gretna, LA 70056
  •      Hours: M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm
  •      What do they take?: clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, books, toys

St. Vincent de Paul        

  •      Location: 4034 4th Street, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 340-3119
  •      Hours:   Call store for daily hours
  •      What do they take?: clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, books, toys, appliances
  •      To schedule a pickup of furniture or appliances, call (504) 340-3119. Clothing and household items must be dropped off to store.

 Animal Lovers

No Fleas Market 

  •      Location: 4228 Magazine Street, NOLA 70115 (504) 324-4727
  •      Hours:   M-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 12p-5p
  •      What do they take?: See guidelines on website linked above.


  •      Location: 6601 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA
  •      Hours: M-Sat 10a – 4p
  •      Find a Wish List on their website

Animal Rescue of New Orleans (A.R.N.O.)

  •      Location: 271 Plauche Street, NOLA 70123
  •      Find current Wish List here on thier website

Louisiana SPCA

  •      Location: 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., NOLA 70114    (504) 3685191
  •      Hours: M-Sat 10a-4p, Sun 12p-4p
  •     Find current Wish List on their website

 Soft Drink Pull Tabs And Box Tops 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans

   Box Tops: 

  Building Supplies 

Habitat ReStore             

Green Project    

  •      Location: 2831 Marais Street, NOLA 70117           (504) 578-0188
  •      Hours: M-Sat, 9a-5p
  •      What do they take?

 Preservation Salvage Store        

  •      Location: 2801 Marais Street, NOLA 70117           (504) 947-0038
  •      Hours: M-Sat, 9a-4:30p
  •     What do they take?

Where To Donate Food Items 

Second Harvest Food Bank

  •      Drop off: 700 Edwards Avenue, Harahan, LA 70123   (504) 734-1322
  •      Most Needed Items

Gretna Food Bank

  •      Location: 1400 Jefferson Street, Gretna, LA 70053             (504) 367-6676
  •      Call for current needs.


Mardi Gras Beads 

Arc of Greater New Orleans: Mardi Gras Recycling Center 


 Loose Coins 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans

 Boats and Vehicles

Bridge House/Grace House 

  •   Drop Off: 1160 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • -OR- Call for free tow (504) 598-3355

Catholic Charities 

  • (504) 592-5694
  • or Email cggomez@ccano.org with the car make, model, year and vin number

Volunteers of America

  • (504) 482-2130

 Before you put something on the curb, please consider donating the item and keeping it out of our landfills. You know what they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  You might just make someone’s day!


About Hope 4 Articles
Hope is a fifth generation native New Orleanian. To answer the question we all start with when we meet someone new in NOLA: "What's the name of ya school?" Grace King! After graduating from the University of New Orleans, she spent 7 years working in local government. She left the traditional workforce when her son was born to live her lifelong dream of being a soccer mom. Hope happily lives in Gretna (which she never thought she would say, but now can't imagine living anywhere else. #Bestbank ) She loves supporting the local art scene, crafty crap, and spending time with with her two favorite guys - her volunteer firefighter hubby & adorable son.