Now more than ever providing our unhoused neighbors with access to clean clothes and hygiene kits in a safe, humane and dignified way is essential to their physical and mental health and overall well-being.
People who are experiencing homelessness often wind up wearing dirty and wet clothes for long stretches of time, making them vulnerable to the spread of transmissible disease, including Covid-19.
Additionally, since most public buildings and businesses continue to remain closed due to the pandemic this has further reduced the already limited options available for our unhoused neighbors to access drinking water, air conditioning and reduce their exposure to the sun to help prevent dehydration.
The need to provide our unhoused neighbors with access to clean clothes, hygiene kits and drinking water is more important than ever. Help us provide these basic hygiene essentials by making an in-kind donation or shopping from our wishlist.
This year so far through our weekly mobile hygiene service and recycling program we have:
- Distributed 1,150 hygiene kits
- Provided clean clothes to 4,063 people experiencing homelessness
- Saved over 8,725 pounds of clothing from ending up in a landfill
We continue to provide our direct service in Echo Park and DTLA and work with our network of impactful partners to provide our unhoused neighbors with access to showers, food, haircuts, hand washing stations and employment and housing resources.
The Federal government has expanded the availability of tax deductions for charitable donations through the CARES Act. If you believe that everyone should have access to essential basic hygiene services, especially in the wake of Covid-19, please make a donation today to help us provide these services to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
Volunteer with Project Ropa
Help make an impact in the lives of our unhoused neighbors. We are currently looking to create a volunteer impact group of people who are passionate about advancing the mission of Project Ropa and playing a vital role in furthering the conversation about restoring dignity and empowering the lives of our unhoused neighbors. If you are interested in being part of this unique volunteer opportunity email us.
We are also looking for volunteers to assist with sorting clothing donations at our storage in Playa Vista.
Project Ropa is a Los Angeles based nonprofit that helps restore dignity, rekindle optimism and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness by providing clean clothing and hygiene kits in safe, humane and dignified way. Signup for our monthly newsletter to stay in touch with us.