We apologize for our mistake. The giveaway is DEC 6 2015 not Dec 2 as we originally stated on our post title.
543 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 · (323) 651-2930
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
The annual clothing giveaway is in a couple weeks.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
You ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR OWN BAGS, SUITCASES, ROLLING CARTS, etc inside the giveaway area, not even if you're crippled with back pain or arthritis and can't stand long or carry much.. This makes it damn difficult if not impossible for homeless people to get clothes. But if you're living at a shelter and can show up just you, come on down.
When you get inside they will ask you how many people are in your family. They will give you a bag for each person. You can fill that bag (s). But you personally probably CANNOT CARRY more than one full bag of clothing out. One full bag is really heavy.
THE LINE MOVES REALLY FAST, so grab what you think will work.
THERE IS NO TRYING CLOTHES ON.
PARKING IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, so not always easy or close. You can drop people off and find them later, but people in line hate it when they see a bunch of people get in front of them claiming that others were saving their place in line.
THERE IS A MTA BUS THAT DROPS YOU OFF WHERE THE LINE STARTS.
CLOTHING GIVE AWAY CONTINUES TILL ABOUT NOON. Clothing is brought out by volunteers continuously. So getting there real early may not make any difference.
THERE ARE SECURITY GUARDS WALKING THE LINE but people sneak past them and cut in line all the time anyway.
USUALLY SOME FOOD VENDERS SHOW UP SELLING HOT DOGS. You could be in line a couple hours. BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS and WATER but... but... are there porta potties somewhere cause we haven't seen them.
WE WOULD PREFER A SYSTEM WHERE YOU GET A NUMBER and go SIT or COME BACK CLOSER TO THE TIME OF YOUR ADMITTANCE. But that long line of desperation makes for good television news/ PR.
WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THEY ACCOMODATE THE DISABLED. BUT THEY HAVE TO. So call ahead to see if you and your wheelchair or your ACCESS drop off will get you priority admittance or any help.
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