VIRTUAL - Organize a Clothing and Shoe Drive!
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Access to basic hygiene essentials is more important than ever for our unhoused neighbors. Project Ropa is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps restore dignity, rekindle optimism and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness by providing clean clothes, hygiene kits and drinking water in a safe, humane and dignified way. Our retrofitted van functioning as a walk-in closet carries hope as well as a full selection of high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories all neatly displayed on racks and shelves similar to a retail environment. Our Mobile Hygiene Service operates weekly in Downtown LA and Echo Park.
We are looking for assistance with collecting new and gently used clothing donations to distribute to our unhoused neighbors.
Items we are seeking are:
- Men's jeans, shorts and cargo pants
- Men's sneakers, sandals and work boots
- Men's shirts, jackets and sweaters especially XXL+
- Women's jeans and shorts
- Underwear and socks (new only)
- Ball caps
- Face masks
- Tote bags and handbags
Please visit our website to view the full list of items we are currently in need of: www.projectropa.org/get-involved
Contactless pickup or drop off is available within a 15-mile radius of zip code 90094. Donations can also be mailed to: Project Ropa, 4712 Admiralty Way, #1226, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
For questions or to schedule a pickup or drop off please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Project Ropa
1545 Sawtelle Blvd, #36, Los Angeles, CA 90025, US
Project Ropa helps restore dignity, rekindle optimism and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by providing clean clothes, hygiene kits and job opportunities.
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.