Refugee mother from Myanmar holding her baby



Our Refugee Resettlement team needs your help. Refugees from war-torn countries like Colombia, the Congo, and Myanmar are arriving almost daily. They come with little more than the clothes on their backs, and our warehouse is almost empty. 

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. We rely on the contributions of hundreds of people like you to make our work possible. Here are the many ways you can donate:

Credit Card On-Line:


 Check in the Mail:

Send check or money order to:
     Friends of Catholic Charities
     P. O. Box 1668
     Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668



  1. Matching Gifts:
    Check with your employer to find out if a matching gift program is offered. A matching gift leverages the donor's gift to a higher level.
  2. Stock, real estate and other gifts:
    For questions regarding this, our clients' needs and our volunteer opportunities, please contact: Carol Spruell at 225-336-8770
         Carol Spruell
         CCDBR Communications Coordinator
         P. O. Box 1668
         Baton Rouge, LA 70821
         Fax: 225-336-8745 
  3. Donate your used car to a Catholic Community Services client
    Donate your car and we’ll put it into the hands of a client desperately needing transportation. Your gift could be tax deductible.
  4. Donate In-Kind Gifts
    Contributions of furniture and household goods are also needed. We are not able to accept donations of clothing.
  5. Marketable Securities
    A gift of marketable securities, which are otherwise subject to long-term capital gains, is often advantageous. Avoid payment of capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock. Receive deduction for full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift, subject to limitations.
  6. Life Income Trusts
    Place assets in a trust and retain the right to trust income. At the end of the trust, the remainder goes to Catholic Charities. Tax deduction will depend upon the value passed to Catholic Charities. The advantage of life income trusts is there is flexibility in the type of property that can be donated and it can provide a fixed amount of income (Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust) or a variable level of income (Charitable Remainder Unitrust).
  7. Charitable Lead Trusts
    Assets are placed in a trust and Catholic Charities receives income for a period of time. Assets are then returned to the donor or other beneficiary at end of the designated period. With a charitable lead trust, a donor can fulfill a gift pledge while reducing estate and gift taxes that might otherwise be due on assets passing to heirs.
  8. Life Insurance
    If you have a life insurance policy that your heirs don't need, make Catholic Charities the beneficiary of the policy. The policy proceeds are deductible for your estate tax purposes. You may also receive a current income tax deduction for the premiums paid by making Catholic Charities the owner of a policy.
  9. Bequest in a Will
    Outright bequests, as well as certain bequests in trust, are not subject to estate taxes. Bequests can take any of the following forms:
    - Bequest of a dollar amount, particular securities or other property.
    - Residual bequest of all or a portion of an estate after payment of specific amounts to other beneficiaries.
    - Contingent bequest to take effect if beneficiaries die before the testator.
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