Donate In-Kind


We are at full capacity...which is great, but unfortunately, we can not receive any new donations until further notice. We'll keep you posted!   ALL DONATIONS must be clean, readily useable, free of dirt, mold, water damage, etc.

Financial Donation

Your donations help us grow, and establish more ways to recycle textiles. We know you have many choices of wonderful non-profits that need help, and we are honored that you would consider ricRACK! 

Your money goes directly to funding our many programs here at RicRack.
Take a look and see what your donation would supply us with. 

$30 Fabric Scissors

You certainly can't learn to sew without a good pair of scissors. Ours at the shop are starting to wear out, and are in need of a revamp.

$100 Sewing Chair

A sturdy foundation in sewing starts with a good chair, and our original IKEA chairs are starting to show their age.

$25 Starter Sewing Kit

We like to start our sewing graduates out with everything they need to keep their learning going. These kits start off a lifetime of sewing magic.

$150 Sewing Machine For A New Sewer

We all remember our first machine, help a new sewer in New Orleans get one to call their own.

$160 New Sewer Scholarship

A sewing scholarship is priceless, and can give the gift of opportunity to new sewers in our area.

$375 Scholarship For A Month Of Mentorship

A mentorship is a unique next step for our new sewers. The program provides a paid sewing mentorship here at ricRack, allowing students to continue their journey into the world of professional sewers.

Your donation helps keep our unique mission alive!

From staffing our local resale shop, to paying teachers to show both kids and adults how to sew, to supporting our textile recycling initiative.

Your contribution helps the New Orleans creative and cultural community

Thank you for investing in a more sustainable future!

Follow the button below to donate securely through Paypal


Drop Offs


We accept drop offs at our warehouse location in Gretna, LA 70053.

Donations must be dropped off in a clear, plastic bin and must be pre-approved by contacting ricRACK via email 

It takes a lot of time for our volunteers to organize and sort fabric donations...having it measured and rolled before dropping off REALLY helps us save time, money, and energy.

ALL DONATIONS must be clean, readily useable, free of dirt, mold, water damage, etc.

ricRACK Accepts

Art Supplies 


Antique Sewing Machines (working, nonworking) 


Books....sewing, crafting, etc


Embroidery hoops, thread 

Fabric - rolls and large pieces, tagged and measured 

Office supplies 


RIT Dyes 


Sergers (only working please, in good condition)

Sewing Supplies and Tools (New or Slightly used)

Sewing machines (working only please) 

 Sewing Patterns (must be complete with instructions, new or slightly used) 

Trim & Sewing Notions

Thread (all kinds) (New or Slightly used) 


ricRACK Unacceptable


Dangerous Chemicals


Incomplete Sewing Patterns 

Magazines, non-art books, catalogs 

Mardi Gras Beads & Throws

Samples & sample books / swatch fabric books

Spray Paint cans / Old, Spoiled Paints

Pick Ups

We do not have our own trucks at the moment but, on occasion, can call on a volunteer to pick up donations. 

To discuss pick-up donations, email 

Shipping: ricRACK accepts shipped donations.

Mailing Address: 

ricRACK, Inc. - Donations

PO Box 750997 

New Orleans, LA 70175

Any questions or concerns, please email

ricRACK Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.