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Support Ascencia 

With over 65,000 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. Help us continue our mission of lifting people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time.

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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. We want to ensure that our housed clients stay housed. We are proud of our 95% 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. Please email volunteer@ascenciaca.org with information and photos of what you want to donate. 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)
  • 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 (All Genders)
    • Basic T-Shirts
    • Basic Sweatpants
    • Women’s Work Pants (All Sizes)
  • New Underwear (All Genders)
  • New Bras (All Sizes)
  • Men’s Shoes (Sizes 10-15)
  • Women’s Shoes (Sizes 7-10)

Furniture

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

Miscellaneous

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Nail Clippers
  • Chapstick
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Move-in Baskets
  • Certain Electronics/Appliances

 

Please note: We only accept new clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, mattresses, and childrens’ items.

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. The is by far the easiest way to donate the items we need the most! Just email donate@ascenciaca.org with details of your order. Thank you.

Move-In Program

Imagine moving into your new home after being homeless and having absolutely nothing — No pans to cook your meals, no cups to drink water, and no silverware to eat with. Finding housing is hard enough, but homeless individuals who are 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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