Helping for the holidays in New Orleans


Christmas season volunteer positions across the greater New Orleans area are already full, but many local outreach agencies are still accepting donations. The last day to get free Pizza Hut pizza in exchange for a new or gently used coat is today.

Ozanam Inn (843 Camp St., 504-523-1184; takes clothing donations for adults and kids 24 hours a day.

Bridge House/Grace House (1160 Camp St., 504-522-4476; accepts donations of toys, toiletries and clothing. There is a Christmas meal served to people in need from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas day.

The New Orleans Mission (1129 Baronne St.; meat and produce, bottled water, toiletries, paper products and retail gift cards.

Project Lazarus (2824 Dauphine St., 504-949-3609; takes adults clothing. Contact Steve Rivera at or ext. 505 for a timely list of donation requests.

Second Harvest Food Bank (700 Edwards Ave., Harahan, 504-734-1322; accepts donations of funds and food. Text “feed” to 80088 to make a $10 donation. People can also buy food through Rouses and Winn-Dixie.

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