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Served with Love Graphic featuring guest chefs and food served at Ascencia.

Did you know Ascencia provides 50,000 meals annually? This Valentine’s Day, donate to cover the cost of a meal for Ascencia’s 45 Shelter Residents. Sponsor a Meal for just $8!

Ascencia is dedicated to providing shelter and support to unhoused residents in our community, and one of our most pressing needs is providing nutritious meals for our clients. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner to our 45 shelter residents every day of the year. Rising food costs has added an extra burden on our bottom line.

For as little as $8, you can provide 1 meal for 1 client at Ascencia. The goal of this campaign is to have as many meals as possible covered. Every donation makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve. Please consider a monthly recurring donation to provide meals throughout the year.

Our commitment is to always provide three nourishing meals every day. Thank you for your support and commitment to Ascencia.

Support Ascencia’s Life-Saving Services

Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country, with over 75,000 individuals experiencing homelessness on any given night. Roughly 14,000 of those include people of all ages are who are living in cars, vans, and RVs. The good news is that Ascencia has been making a significant difference in the lives of those facing homelessness in the communities we serve for over 17 years. 

Our programs and services are solution-driven and proven successful in helping individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. From outreach and connection to resources, to mental health care and hospital services, to housing navigation and ongoing case management after housing, Ascencia’s work literally saves lives every day. And our work is only possible because of our incredible community of supporters that keep us going.

With our 98% housing retention rate, you can rest assured that your donation is going to an organization that will do whatever we can to better the lives of the people we serve. We hope you will consider donating to help us continue our work and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are any non-monetary donations including goods like food, clothing, computers, services, or use of facilities or equipment at no cost. If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, in-kind donations are impactful, tangible, and immediate.

Our clients come through our doors often with nothing but the clothes on their back. We like to keep basic clothing, hygiene items, and non-perishable food on hand at all times for our shelter clients. Even after our clients get housed, they are often walking into an empty apartment, with no bed, couch, appliances, or even toilet paper. Your donations make a difference by helping our clients feel at home.

All In Kind Donations must be pre-approved and dropped off by appointment only. Please fill out our In Kind Donation Request Form if you wish to donate an in-kind gift and a staff member will contact you. You can also email info@ascenciaca.org or call 818-246-7900 ext. 113 with information and photos of what you want to donate and we will get back to you ASAP. Unfortunately, we are not able to do pick ups. All donations must be dropped off at Ascencia.

At this time we are currently in need of:

Food

  • Non-Perishable canned goods and foods (Please check to make sure items are not expired)
  • Perishable grocery deliveries or grocery drop-off (call beforehand).
  • If you’re interested in becoming a Guest Chef or looking to donate warm meals or brown bag lunches, please visit our volunteer page.

 

Clothing

  • New Clothing (for Adults, Children, and Babies)
    • BRAND NEW OR UNUSED ONLY
    • Warm winter clothing (thermals, jackets, sweats, winter coats)
    • Work and interview clothing (dress shirts and pants)
    • New Bras and Underwear – All Genders, all sizes, L/XL are most requested 

Furniture

  • Toddler Bed
  • New Crib
  • Bed frames (Full, and Queen)
  • New Mattresses (Full, and Queen)
  • New Bed Sheets (Full, and Queen)
  • If you’re available to assist with furniture assembly and maintenance, please email: volunteer@ascenciaca.org

Miscellaneous

  • Hygiene Kits
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hairbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Toothpaste
  • Certain Electronics/Appliances

 

Please note: We only accept new clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, mattresses, and childrens items. You must schedule a drop-off appointment ahead of time by emailing info@ascenciaca.org.

Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information on Donation Drives, Corporate Team-Building, and more!

Amazon Wish List

 Ascencia has Amazon Wish Lists that feature items that our shelter clients and housed clients are requesting. By ordering off our Amazon wishlists, you can see exactly what we need in real time, and send your donations straight to our access center with ease. We will ensure these items get in the right hands as soon as they are delivered. This is by far the easiest way to donate the items we need the most, and it makes a tangible difference by putting items directly in the hands of our clients! Just email donate@ascenciaca.org with details of your order. Thank you.

Support our 16th Annual Gala:

Opening Doors to Change!

Ascencia largest fundraiser of the year is coming up, and we’d love your support to make this event our most successful ever! Join us in celebrating our work and raising awareness among our community leaders and friends. If you can’t attend, make a difference by donating towards our Gala!

Shoutout to our Platinum Sponsor: David L. Ho Jr. & Pacific BMW, and our Gold Sponsor: Barbara & Tom Perrier for their support!

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Ascencia’s 16th Annual Gala

Move-In Donations

 

Imagine moving into your new home after being homeless, and having absolutely nothing to unpack — No bed to sleep on, no cups to drink water, and no silverware to eat with. Finding housing is hard enough, but homeless individuals who become housed often have a difficult time acquiring furniture, appliances, and household essentials.

Our Move-In Program allows our Ascencia supporters to kick off our clients’ fresh start by providing them with new household essentials from their Amazon Wishlist.

Sign up for our email newsletter to be alerted when our newly housed clients need your help. You’ll also be the first to hear about our clients’ success stories!

Move-In Donations