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Project Ropa

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About Us:

Project Ropa is the only nonprofit organization of its kind in Los Angeles: our mission is to restore dignity, rekindle optimism and empower lives by bringing clean clothing and hygiene kits directly to our homeless neighbors.

Our retrofitted van, functioning as a mobile walk-in closet, carries hope as well as a full selection of new and gently used high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories, along with hygiene kits directly to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles each week.

To further our mission and help break the cycle of homelessness, we provide transitional employment opportunities to people with barriers to employment, including formerly homeless and previously incarcerated individuals.

Access to clean clothing is essential to the overall well-being of a person and can be the key to opening doors to employment and housing. Many unhoused people literally have only the clothes on their backs.

We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect. How you look affects how you feel about yourself and how others treat you. No one should have to wear dirty clothes or clothes that are ill-fitting.

Volunteer Duties:

We are looking for someone to help us with outreach research and community engagement. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, well-organized and a creative thinker.

Duties:

  • Help research potential new partners and community champions for our organization.
  • Write and communicate well, clearly and with compelling voice aligned to the organizational mission and brand.

To learn more visit our website: www.projectropa.org

Ideally we would like someone who can commit to helping us at least 2 hours a week.

This work can be done remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

Email: caitlin@projectropa.org

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About Project Ropa

Location:

13970 Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Project Ropa is to restore dignity and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene essentials, and employment opportunities while reducing textile waste and minimizing our carbon footprint.

Description

Project Ropa was founded in 2016 by Caitlin Adler to address the challenges that people experiencing homelessness face in obtaining and keeping clean clothes. When you're homeless, it doesn't take long to look that way, and the world and your options in it shrink. Most homeless people literally have only the clothes on their backs. Access to clean clothing is essential to the overall well-being of a person and can be the key to opening doors to employment and housing.

How you look affects how you feel about yourself and how others treat you. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect. No one should have to wear dirty clothes or clothes that are ill-fitting.

We provide a curated selection of new and gently used high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories, along with personal hygiene products -- all donated by local manufacturers, retailers and nonprofit partners -- which we bring to locations throughout the city each week in a retrofitted van that acts as a mobile walk-in closet. At the same time, the people we serve can take a shower offered by another service provider with whom we work in tandem.

Our social enterprise provides employment opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals and people transitioning out of homelessness to work with our Mobile Hygiene Service.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • up to 2 hours a week

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