Volunteer at the NCJW/LA Annual Clothing Giveaway
In keeping with its commitment to reach out and support those who are in need, the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) invites in-need and at-risk individuals and families to its Annual Clothing Giveaway to select from thousands of pieces of clothing and children’s books as well as visit a Community Resource Fair.
The event will be held in the parking lot of NCJW/LA Council House. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
At last year’s Clothing Giveaway, more than 5,000 people—many who learned of the event through local community service agencies, homeless shelters, and battered women’s facilities—were provided with essentials collected from NCJW/LA’s nine Council Thrift Shops. An army of nearly 200 volunteers gave away more than 70,000 pieces of clothing.
Agencies will be distributing information about their programs and services at the Community Resource Fair, also located in the Council House parking lot. Participating organizations include NCJW/LA Women Helping Women Community Counseling & Support Services, Council Thrift Shops, California State Assembly, City of Los Angeles, City of West Hollywood, Los Angeles County Public Health, California Lesbian Project, Jewish Vocational Service, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, Lupus LA, SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, and The Saban Free Clinic.
In addition to providing the clothing and other items for the annual giveaway, Council Thrift Shops fund NCJW/LA’s community programs that assist women children, and families. These include a free Counseling Talkline (877-655-3807), Women Helping Women Community Counseling & Support Services, and Women Helping Children Art & Literacy Programs for Youth.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED ON SATURDAY,DEC 1ST FROM 8AM-12PM AND ON SUNDAY, DEC 2ND FROM 6:45AM-10AM AND 9:45AM-1:15PM.
LIGHT MEALS, REFRESHMENTS AND A VOLUNTEER TSHIRT WILL BE PROVIDED.