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 for the Clothing Giveaway as well as the day before to sort clothes. To volunteer or for more information, call 323-852-8515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles Section:
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW's Los Angeles section has been at the forefront of social change for more than a century by providing the community with programs and services. Today, NCJW/LA serves more than 15,000 individuals each year by providing over 220,000 hours of programs and services with the support of approximately 400 volunteers.
For more information on the NCJW Los Angeles Section, visit www.ncjwla.org, call 323-651-2930, fax 323-651-5348, or write NCJW/LA, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.