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Project Ropa

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

Help create laundry kits for us to directly distribute to people experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. This is a great activity for children to get involved with.

The majority of the people we serve can't afford to wash their clothing. Part of the barrier is the cost of laundry detergent.

You can help by creating laundry kits. In a sandwich size ziploc bag include the following items:

- A laundry detergent pod or individual dry pack
- Fabric softener sheets

Optional:

- A handwritten note or drawing which can be seasonal appropriate for an upcoming holiday

All kits can be mailed to us at: 4712 Admiralty Way, #1226, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 or dropped at our warehouse in Gardena, CA.

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.

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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.

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GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

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