Spread Love to Those Who Need it the Most this Valentine’s Day
While Valentine’s Day has traditionally been viewed as a romantic holiday, we at Ascencia think it’s a great opportunity to celebrate and express love in all its forms, like a hot meal, emergency shelter from harm, professional counseling, trauma therapy, and Day & Evening Street Outreach. Our goal is to spread love to those who really need our help, and save more lives.
For the month of February, we’re asking our community to make a commitment to Ascencia to spread love to those who need it the most. Please consider setting up a weekly, monthly, or yearly donation schedule to support us and our clients.
We are fighting to end homelessness through both our interpersonal work and our advocacy efforts. We need consistent funding to continue our work and to save every life we can on the road to ending homelessness. Please help us expand our reach to our fellow homeless neighbors.
Your Donations Help us Break Down
Barriers and Rebuild Lives
With over 69,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, we need your help to assist our most vulnerable community members. Your donations allow us to continue providing life-changing programs and service to our clients in need.
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. We want to ensure that our housed clients stay housed. We are proud of our 98% housing retention rate. Your donations make a difference by helping our clients feel at home.
All In Kind Donations that are not sent from Amazon 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 email@example.com 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:
- 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.
- New Clothing (All Genders)
- Warm winter clothing (thermals, jackets, sweats, winter coats)
- Work and interview clothing (dress shirts and pants)
- New Bras and Underwear (HIGH PRIORITY – All Genders, all sizes, L/XL are most requested)
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hygiene Kits
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Certain Electronics/Appliances
Please note: We only accept new clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, mattresses, and childrens items.
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 email@example.com with details of your order. Thank you.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
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.
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