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In Person & Mailable Donations

Travelers Aid of Greater New Orleans is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Charitable Contributions are tax deductible and may be made either in person, or by mailing donations to the address below:


City of New Orleans
Community Resource and Referral Center

1530 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA  70112


Make a Donation Online

Your online donation will go towards…

$10 – provides a gift card for a small meal.

$30 – provides an unlimited use bus pass for a homeless person to get to work, and return to the emergency shelter to sleep at night.

$70 – provides a week of emergency shelter.

$100 – provides the uniforms/shoes/tools a homeless person are required to purchase before they can report to their new job.

$300 – $500 – provides funding to erase utility bill arrears.

$1000 – provides the deposit for a new apartment. Often times it takes homeless persons months to save enough money to pay the deposit and first month’s rent.

You can also choose to donate anywhere from $20 – $2,000 to become a donor/sponsor of our Annual Christmas Party


  • Wal-Mart Cards
  • Gas Cards
  • Clothing (interview/ work appropriate)
  • Unused Under Garments (male/ female)
  • Bus Tokens (RTA, LTA)
  • Hygiene Products (e.g. soap, lotion, toothpaste, face towels, etc…)
  • Food Gift Cards in $5-10 denominations, please (e.g. Burger King, McDonald’s, Popeye’s, Subway, etc…)
  • Etc.


  1. Sponsor a Greyhound Bus Ticket home for a stranded individual and/or family
  2. Adopt-A-Family at Christmas or Thanksgiving time
  3. Donate to the Annual Client Christmas Party Fund
  4. Please consider Travelers Aid New Orleans in your estate planning

We are happy to accept cash or check donations. And we will purchase items from the list on your behalf.

Hire Our Clients

Our ultimate goal is to help our clients become self-sufficient. Securing permanent employment is one of the steps to self-sufficiency. Without committed partners this would not be possible.

If you would like to learn more about hiring our qualified candidates for your company’s vacant positions please contact:

Tyra Pellerin

(504) 658-2944
M-F, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Any company interested in serving on our Workforce Advisory Board should contact Tyra Pellerin.

  • Hospitality
  • Restaurant
  • Construction
  • Office/ Clerical
  • Banquet Servers/ Waitstaff
  • General Labor
  • Etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans is enlisting volunteers to assist with the various programs we offer. Volunteer staff will work in conjunction with key staff as it relates to our clients.


7:30 – 3:30 M, T, W, F

8:30 – 3:30 TH


Volunteers must be energetic, outgoing, people oriented, and knowledgeable about the City of New Orleans, its resources, and have strong verbal communication skills. Volunteers must complete an interview and application process.

Volunteers participate in a volunteer orientation session and ongoing training will be provided.


Interested individuals can contact Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans by calling Jaimie Hamilton at (504) 658-2944
or  Contact Us