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Our goal is to meet the necessary needs of the homeless population with adequate clothing for the different seasons and elements of weather. We also want to provide decent, clean clothing to give these people a boost in their already low self esteem.... Read more
Our goal is to meet the necessary needs of the homeless population with adequate clothing for the different seasons and elements of weather. We also want to provide decent, clean clothing to give these people a boost in their already low self esteem. This will help in scheduling and appearing at interviews if they look presentable. We believe with the amount of clothing that is thrown away every day there is no reason people are going without decent, basic clothing. Our goal is to distribute them to the people who are in need and not drop them off somewhere thinking it will get done.
We have been going into the city of Santa Ana for over 12 years now, and have recently started distributing in the city of Costa Mesa too.
We give bags and bags of clothing to the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Isaiah House (a shelter for women.) Plus WHW an organization that gives people business attire clothing for job interviews and jobs.
We provide clothing when requested for Skid Row homeless and other areas in Southern Calif. We have provided clothing to many American Indian Reservations.
In between are mobile distributions we are busy collecting, sorting, washing, and marking sizes on each article. We store all of our donations in a storage facility.
This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity for the individual or organization. Dealing with Sue has been a sincere pleasure. Do not hesitate to make donation/send much needed items to Clothing the Homeless.
by CINDY M. from FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
(February 27, 2009)
This is such an incredible opportunity to help people living on the streets. It is ideal for small groups. There is not a huge time commitment;a couple of hours. It is so well organized & efficient. A real blessing to be able to provide good, clean, useful clothes & other needed items.