Donate new or like-new gift and home items for holiday gifts for
We especially need backpacks, purses, bath towels, and
See our full gift list at Target by visiting
Organize a donation drive with your colleagues, friends, or
neighbors – contact us at
or (213)680-0600 for help
MADE by DWC for the Holidays!
Our handmade products created by the Ladies make unique and
Find our tea-cup candles, all natural soaps, repurposed
journals, felt ornaments, and more at our MADE by DWC retail
stores, Bloomingdale’s Century City, Hudson News at LAX
(terminals 4 and 8) and Lily and Raven. Visit
MADEbyDWC.org for details
We also accept donations of lightly used high-end or
fashionable clothing and accessories and housewares for our new MADE by DWC
Make a financial contribution to help end homelessness for
Your contribution is essential to help us provide a safe and
healthy community – and all the small things that make DWC a
place that women can call home.
Volunteer to cook a meal or help "around the house" on
We are grateful for the support we get on holidays, but also
need volunteer to serve meals every day, especially in December
Rally 10 of your friends and family for a Cooking Club
between December 15th to January 31st
See all the non-holiday volunteering opportunities at
www.DWCweb.org/volunteer or contact us at
Host a party at your home or place of work to support DWC.
When hosting your holiday parties, consider asking guests to
bring an item for the Ladies.
Collect monetary donations, gift cards in $5 and $10 amounts
to a local grocery, drug, and discount stores or choose from
one of our holiday gift needs
For help with ideas on how to get started and publicity
materials, please contact
or (213) 680-0600
With the upcoming holidays and the opening of the MADE by DWC
Resale Shop, our Vocational Staff is looking for interested
volunteers to help us with our incoming donations here at the
Center. We are looking for both group and individual volunteers
in October to help us organize and track inventory, think of
storage strategies, and sort donations that will go to the
Donation Sorting takes place weekly on Wednesday and Fridays
from 1:30-3:30pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Availability outside these dates is possible by appointment.
Interested volunteers can contact Steven Alvarez, Sr. Volunteer
Engagement Coordinator at
MADE by DWC Resale Shop is opening up in early November and we
are looking individuals and groups who would like to be involved
and help out with getting our new retail space ready for the
public. Groups will have an opportunity to assemble storage
areas, inventory products, sorting room set up and other
projects. Groups interested in these activities can contact,
Katie Slack, Community and Corporate Engagement Coordinator at
Are you interested in developing leadership skills? Want to
inspire and motivate your community to take action? Lead
volunteers in activities and help them see an impact at DWC?
Then become a Volunteer Leader! We are looking for leaders to
help manage donation sorting groups and other activities around
DWC. For volunteers interested in becoming leaders, contact
Steven Alvarez, Sr. Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at
Direct Service Roles
The holiday period is a critical time for everyone at DWC. We
have plenty of holiday events and celebrations occurring each
month and our staff can use the extra support at the Front Desk
of the Day Center, Residence Lobby, Kitchen and Learning Center.
Volunteers should have daytime availability for these activities
and have gone through Orientation and Training. For volunteers
that are interested, contact Steven Alvarez, Sr. Volunteer
Engagement Coordinator at
BLOOMINGDALES’S & EILEEN FISHER INVITE YOU TO MEET THE
Saturday October 20th from 11am-2pm at Bloomingdale’s Century
Join Eileen Fisher style experts for a fashion show and
behind-the-scenes look at Fall 2012.
5% of the sales at this event will go to the Downtown Women’s
Center. Click here for
Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, December 15th from 10am-12pm
Orientation will familiarize you with the Downtown Women's
Center’s programs, policies, and volunteer opportunities. It is
required for all volunteers. Please RSVP to
Saturday, November 17th from 9am-12pm
Wednesday, December 19th from 6:30pm-9pm
Volunteer Training is required for all volunteer opportunities
except for the Community Cooking Club and Donations Sorting. In
the Training, volunteers learn how to work with the population
we serve and more about women's homelessness. Please RSVP to
UNITED WAY HOMEWALK 2012
Saturday, November 17th from 8am – 1pm
700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 9003
HomeWalk is United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ annual 5K
Run/Walk to end homelessness. Join the DWC team to help
fundraise and spread the word that homelessness is a solvable
Sign up at:
GRAND OPENING OF OUR NEW RESIDENCE AND RESALE BOUTIQUE
Join us on Thursday, November 29th from 8:00am to 8:00pm for our
open house to celebrate the re-opening of our original residence
and the unveiling of the MADE by DWC resale boutique. Tours,
activities, light refreshments and of course shopping will
happen throughout the day. For more information and to RSVP,
DWC HOLIDAY FAQS:
1. What should I donate?
Please refer to our online wish list at
www.DWCweb.org/target to purchase donations that will come
directly to us. Purchases here are specifically chosen to match the
needs and preferences of each Lady.
Please note we are asking for new or like-new items for gift giving.
2. Where should I drop off food and gift donations?
To coordinate a drop off, contact
Volunteer@DWCweb.org or (213) 680-0600. All donations can be dropped off at the Day Center
during operating hours from 9am to 4pm. Other arrangements can be made
as necessary. Please clearly label your donation as a holiday
gift. If you are shipping your gifts, please indicate it is a
3. Can my group come volunteer/run a drive/gift collection?
Absolutely! We can help with planning and promotion as required. Please
Volunteer@DWCweb.org or (213)