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ORGANIZATION: ProjectRopa



QUICK OVERVIEW

Distribute essential items to community members with Project Ropa's Mobile Hygiene service.



PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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 Boyle Heights at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, 2900 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

on the second Thrusday of the month from 10am to 2pm at the . Volunteers will work with Project Ropa staff and other volunteers in handing out clothing and hygiene essentials to the people that sign up for services at the van location. We also work in tandem with mobile showers as well as other service providers to help provide various levels of service.



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.



IMPACT

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 are more important than ever for our unhoused neighbors which is why we continue to work on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Shower Partner: Lava Mae

Food Partner: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA (food pantry)



Learn more about us: www.projectropa.org

VOLUNTEER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers will work with Project Ropa staff and other volunteers in helping distribute essential items to everyone who signs up to receive services from the Project Ropa van on that day. Volunteers will interact directly with those that receive services from Project Ropa. Shifts can vary from 1hr to 4hrs if open volunteer shifts exist. An understanding of Spanish is not necessary but can be helpful when on-site.



REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers will be standing and handing out essential items during their shifts. Must be 18 y.o or accompanied by an adult for the duration of the shift.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Project Ropa van will be parked in the YMCA parking lot. Limited parking is available in the YMCA lot, there is also street parking available.



QUESTIONS? If you have any questions email us at volunteer@projectropa.org



All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://volunteer.laworks.com/health-and-safety.



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About ProjectRopa

Location:

2851 W. 120th st, Suite E, #566, Hawthorne, CA 90250, US

Mission Statement

Project Ropa is a nonprofit organization restoring dignity and empowering 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

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, virtual, warehouse and on-site service volunteer opportunities. Each involves either creating hygiene or laundry kits at home, creating hygiene kits and helping sort clothes in our warehouse or helping us distribute clothing and hygiene essentials at our on-site locations through our mobile service. Volunteers must be 16 y.o or accompanied by an adult. Volunteer shifts range from 1 hour up to 4 hrs.

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Mon Sep 19, 2022 - Sat Sep 30, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA 90023

(34.02245,-118.20003)
 

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