A look at area sales and events that give back to Louisiana flood victims:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is accepting donations of supplies for individuals and families impacted by the floods. Both locations welcome donations of toiletries, towels, non-perishable foods, bottled water, paper goods, cots and air mattresses, baby items, school supplies and pet supplies. Interested in volunteering with the rebuilding effort? Email [email protected].
Style Encore is giving away free donated ladies’ clothing at its 11112 Airline Hwy. location. The shop is also giving away five free clearance items per family, and all regular-price items are 20% off.
All Rouses Market locations are accepting cash donations as well as non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies and toiletries for Second Harvest and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Merci Beaucoup will host an online pre-sale for Sydney Marie Designs’ special “Pray for Louisiana” T-shirts this week, with 100% of profits donated to The Louisiana Red Cross to assist with flood relief efforts. Pre-order now at mercib.com.
Local jewelry designer Madeline Ellis of Mimosa Handcrafted Jewelry is donating all profits from any purchase made at mimosahandcrafted.com today, Thursday, August 18, to Together Baton Rouge, which is sending supplies directly to flood victims via Amazon Prime.
B Kids is collecting donations for local shelters and will offer customers 10% off any purchase with a donation.
The Royal Standard is offering free shipping this week. In addition, 20% off all purchases will be donated to store employees who have been affected by the Louisiana floods.
Posh Boutique is offering 10% off your purchase if you bring in a bag of clothing for flood victims.
Swap Boutique is collecting clothing donations for flood victims. Customers will receive a $10 store credit for future purchases upon donation.
Lululemon Athletica’s Baton Rouge location will host a candlelight yoga and meditation class tomorrow, Friday, August 19, at 6:15 p.m., during which donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross flood relief efforts.
Air Blow Dry Bar & Salon will discount their blowouts to $25 for the rest of the week in an effort to give clients a reprieve from the challenges presented by the flooding.
For the rest of August, use the coupon code “MELISSA” for free shipping on your Beatrixbell Handcrafted Jewelry order, and Beatrixbell will donate 40% off the sale to Melissa, a close friend of the jewelry designer who was affected by the flood. Melissa and her family have also started a GoFundMe campaign to help them get back on their feet.
Denicola’s Furniture & Upholstery will host a furniture drive and donation event starting this Saturday, August 21. They will accept furniture donations at the store’s North Foster warehouse at 2152 North Foster Dr. (on the corner of Fairfields Avenue and North Foster) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you are a flood victim in need of furniture or know someone who is in need, email [email protected] and they will reply with information about procuring your needed furniture. Until Denicola’s runs out of recipients, they will accept donations every Saturday.
The Baton Rouge Smock Market is still having its fall sale next Thursday, August 25 (pre-sale day), through Saturday, August 27, at Highland Porch on Ben Hur Road, but they’re using the opportunity to collect clothing donations to Louisiana flood victims. They will be putting together a sponsor tree, much like you might see around Christmastime. People shopping the sale can help supply clothing for children in need by viewing their sizes and details hanging on the tree and donating accordingly.
Another local kids’ market, the Posh Petites Fall Warehouse Sale, will also take place as planned at the Embassy Suites next Thursday, August 25 (pre-sale day) through Saturday, August 27, but is now partnering with Healing Place Church to use the event to help those affected by the flood. Three ways to help: 1. Bring a gift card to donate during the pre-sale day (August 25) and get in free. 2. Bring a gift card to donate on August 26 or 27 and get 10% off one regular-price item. 3. Buy any outfit at the sale and put it in the onsite donation bin, and that item will be 40% off.
Aria Boutique will collect donations to benefit The Hope House Girls, a local mission for girls rescued from human trafficking. Their shelter is underwater due to the flooding, but customers can clean out their closets and donate some clothing to help out. For donating one clothing item, Aria will offer 10% off another item in return.
For the rest of August, buy one graphic tee or onesie from Hey, Penelope and the shop will donate another one to a verified flood relief organization.
This Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, I Do Bridal Couture will hold a trunk show featuring designs by Heidi Elnora. A percentage of all gown and accessory sales will be donated to flood victims, and Heidi and I Do will also give away a “build-a-bride” gown to one bride-to-be who was affected by the flood.
Abigail’s Best Children’s & Maternity Consignment is holding a clothing drive to help recent flood victims. Clothing donations are welcome, and there will be a large section of children’s summer clothing reduced to $1 and $2.
Bengals and Bandits is donating some clothing items from the shop and is also accepting donations of gently used clothing from customers at its Baton Rouge and Lafayette locations. Items will be given to residents of local shelters as well as to charitable organizations assisting with flood relief efforts.
Cullen’s Babyland & Playland are accepting donations of diapers (cloth and disposable), baby wipes, canned baby formula, jarred baby food, and new children’s clothing. All items will be given to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Giggles toy store will give 20% of profits from sales this weekend to flood relief efforts. The store is also collecting donations of new toys and school supplies for children impacted by the flood. In addition, many of the store’s toy company vendors are donating toys that will be distributed locally to kids in need.
Monochrome Furniture is serving as a drop-off point for donations to help rebuild Heritage Ranch, a residential children’s home for children in crisis. The facility, located in Zachary, sustained serious damage during the flooding.
Whole Foods is accepting donations at its registers for the American Red Cross flood relief efforts.
The new Jefferson Highway boutique Southern Sophisticate will donate 10% of profits from this weekend’s sales to the American Red Cross for flood relief.
The Mall of Louisiana location of the Gap is holding a school uniform drive to benefit students who have been impacted by the flood. New and gently used uniforms are being accepted at the store. The list of items being accepted includes:
- For girls: White, burgundy and navy polo shirts; khaki pants, shorts or skirts
- For boys: White, burgundy and navy polo shirts; khaki pants and shorts
For details, call (225) 761-0400.
Robért Fresh Market is holding a food drive to replenish items lost by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank during the flood. Donations will be accepted this Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21.
Pearson’s Travel World is accepting toiletries, towels, cleaning supplies, new clothes and shoes, and much more to benefit flood victims. See the store’s Facebook page for a complete list of items being accepted.