Project Ropa June 2023 Newsletter

As we celebrate Pride Month, we honor and recognize the resilience, courage, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. This month serves as a vibrant reminder of the progress made in the fight for equality and acceptance, while also reminding us of the work that still lies ahead. It is a time to stand together, embrace love in all its forms, and continue advocating for a world where everyone can live authentically, free from discrimination and prejudice. Let us celebrate the incredible contributions and rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ individuals, affirming our commitment to fostering inclusivity, understanding, and love for all. Happy Pride Month!


Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, holds profound significance in American history and represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing struggle for racial equality and justice. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas finally received news of their emancipation, marking the belated realization of freedom for all enslaved people in the United States. Juneteenth serves as a reminder of the resilience, perseverance, and collective strength of the African American community, while also highlighting the continued work required to dismantle systemic racism and create a more inclusive and equitable society. It is a day to honor the ancestors who fought for freedom, reflect upon the challenges that still persist, and commit to fostering unity, understanding, and justice for all. 

In honor of Juneteenth we will be closed on June 19th. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, June 20th. 

Ways to Get Involved

Become a Monthly Donor
Monthly donations provide us with a reliable and consistent source of funding that allows us to plan ahead and make a greater impact with our services. A donation of any size will help us to continue provide vital support to unhoused and low-income individuals and families in the community. We appreciate your support and hope you will consider becoming a monthly donor. 

Make a donation now. 

Create a Fundraiser on Facebook
Help raise funds for Project Ropa and get your friends and family involved by starting a fundraiser on Facebook. Get started here.

Stock our Closet
Help stock our closet with clothing and hygiene essentials. We are currently most in need of the following items:

– Belts
– Hygiene Products
– Men’s pants (size 34-44)
– Men’s sneakers and sandals (sizes 8-12)
– Men’s and Women’s Underwear (sizes M-4XL – new only)
– Women’s shoes (sizes 5-9)

To make it easier we’ve created a wishlist on Amazon on the items we need the most. All items purchased from our wishlist will ship directly to us. Our wishlist can be viewed here.

If you’d like to drop off items at our warehouse or schedule a local pick up please email us.

Volunteer with Us
We have in-person volunteer opportunities available at our warehouse in Gardena and at our direct service sites in Echo Park and Hollywood. We also have remote volunteer opportunities available which include creating laundry kits and hygiene kits as well as organizing a clothing, shoe and/or hygiene drive for us. More information about all of our volunteer opportunities can be viewed here.