Want to donate money, food, books, clothes or time? Check out Baton Rouge charities

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — There are several charities and organizations across the Baton Rouge area that each put their own twist on how they serve their communities.

Each charity in the capital city has its own effective ways of raising money to raise awareness among people of all ages in the area. Residents of Baton Rouge can volunteer or donate to their favorite nonprofit organization to help someone in need.

Check out some of these charities that are based in Baton Rouge and learn what each brings to the table to the community.

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Louisiana Wildlife Federation

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation has been a voice for Louisiana’s wildlife and natural resources for over 80 years. According to the federation’s website, LWF focuses on conserving Louisiana’s natural resources by putting an emphasis on wildlife and their habitats.

Manners of the Heart

Manners of the Hear puts a focus on educating children, encouraging families and engaging communities. The mission of Manners of the Heart is to “rewaken respect in our society for the next generation.”

Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge

Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge strives to serve in a volunteer environment as an incentive to mold partnerships between the private medical community and the public health sector.

The Life of A Single Mom

The Life of A Single Mom is a non-profit organization based out of the capital city. The organization offers the following services including helping churches/nonprofits launch groups, connecting moms to groups in their community and offer more than 175 life skills classes online.

Friends of Cantera Inc.

Friends of Cantera Inc. in Baton Rouge focuses on supporting the programs of Cantera in Nicaragua. According to the organization’s LinkedIn page, Friends of Cantera Inc. is recognized as a philanthropic, nonprofit organization by the IRS.

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge has been serving communities for over a century. According to the charity’s website, the organization responds to the needs of the homeless, families, adults with disabilities, veterans, children and the elderly.

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Inc.

Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Inc. serves Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee and St. Helena parishes. The organization offers education and support programs for those who are affected by Alzheimer’s.

Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Inc.

Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Inc., according to its Facebook page, helps “under-sourced teens enter, excel in and graduate from college to earn career-track jobs.”

Iris Domestic Violence Center

The Iris Domestic Violence Center strives to end domestic violence through its service to victims of family violence. The charity also aims to educate the public on family violence, according to the organization’s website.

Face to Face Enrichment Center

The Face to Face Enrichment Center currently has four locations in the southeast, including in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Metairie and Houston. The organization focuses on serving the youth, young adults, and women, according to its website.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Baton Rouge focuses on areas including recovery, youth programs and social services. Click here to make a donation to The Salvation Army Greater Baton Rouge.

One True Vine Outreach Ministries Inc.

One True Vine Outreach Ministries Inc. focuses on youth leadership, women’s outreach and international mission outreach and education.

Noah’s Ranch Inc.

Noah’s Ranch Inc. provides “all the essentials of home life in the areas of parental guidance, nourishment, love, stability, protection, belonging, healing group therapy, individual counseling and recreational therapy,” according to the website.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation’s mission is “to enhance and encourage public enjoyment and use of the wildlife and fisheries resources in the state of Louisiana,” according to their website.

Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge

Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge offers the following programs: All About Cars, Business Communications, Career Speakers Series, Company Program, Economics and Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Louisiana Association of the Deaf

Louisiana Association of the Deaf offers the following established funds including youth, apparel, book drive, toy drive, office renovations and emergency disaster. LAD is a nonprofit organization for the deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing citizens.

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Arc of Louisiana

The Arc of Louisiana strives to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to their website. It is located at 600 Colonial Drive.

Mary’s House of Bread

Mary’s House of Bread is a food pantry and thrift store site in the capital city. Distribution times take place at the venue on Tuesday and Thursday. Food distributions are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and thrift is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greater Baton Rouge, Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge is an “ecumenical, nonprofit housing ministry that builds and renovates houses in partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge community,” according to their website.

Cajun Navy Foundation

The Cajun Navy Foundation has been helping neighbors in need across the state of Louisiana. The organization has taken part in search and rescue, hurricane and disaster response and debris clearing.

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