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Help Distribute Hygiene Essentials to the Unhoused

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ORGANIZATION: Project Ropa

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About us
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 in Boyle Heights and Echo Park.

Access to hygiene supplies, PPE, sanitizing supplies and drinking water is more important than ever for our unhoused neighbors which is why we continue to work on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Direct Service Volunteer Opportunities

Mobile Hygiene Service - Each week our mobile closet takes to the streets of Los Angeles delivering hope as well as clean clothing, shoes and hygiene kits. We operate in Echo Park on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and in Boyle Heights on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9am-12pm. We work in tandem with mobile showers as well as other service providers at both locations.

Learn more about us: www.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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1226 North Alvarado StreetLos Angeles, CA 90026

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Veteran Care
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Up to 4 hours a week

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