FIVE WAYS to brighten the
holidays for the women of DWC:
1. GIVE A GIFT
Donate a brand new gift to a Resident or Day Center Participant
for the holidays. Please see our 2013 Holiday Wish List at
www.DWCweb.org/wishlist for our current needs. Please
note that we request new, unused items for holiday gifts.
2. HOLD A HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE
Gather a group of friends to conduct a drive to collect holiday
gifts for the women of DWC. For our full 2013 Holiday Gift Wish
List, please visit
3. SHOP MADE BY DWC
Purchase our handmade products and contribute to breaking the
cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness for women. One
hundred percent of sales go directly to our programs. Visit
find out where to buy our products throughout Los Angeles.
4. DONATE RESALE BOUTIQUE ITEMS
Donate items for our MADE by DWC Resale Boutique. We have an
ongoing need for donations of vintage and contemporary women’s
clothing, shoes, accessories, and household accents in new and
gently-loved condition for our MADE by DWC Resale Boutique. All
proceeds from the sales of these items will benefit DWC
Make a contribution to help end homelessness for women. Your
contribution is essential to help us provide a safe and healthy
community — and a place that women can call home. Give online at
or contact Audrey Kuo, Development Manager, at
or (213) 680-0600 ext. 2834.
DWC accepts donations at: 442 S. San Pedro Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90013
Drop-off hours: Weekdays from 6am to 4pm and weekends
from 8am to 2pm.
Resale Boutique: 325 Los Angeles Street between 3rd and
4th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.
Please contact Stephanie Harris at
if your group plans to donate more than one carload of items at
one time. We regret that we are unable to pick up donations.
DWC SPECIAL EVENTS
LOVE ON SAN PEDRO
Join DWC and the Cornerstone Theater Company for “Love on San
Pedro,” on Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm. The play casts Ladies
of DWC in the telling of a love story unfolding on Skid Row.
Learn more at
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10am-12pm
Orientation will familiarize you with DWC’s programs, policies,
and volunteer opportunities. It is required for all
volunteers. Please RSVP to
YARN BOMBING ART INSTALLATION
Join DWC and Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) on Thursday,
November 14 at 6pm for a special community event launching our
yarn bomb art installation during Downtown Art Walk. Held at our
MADE by DWC Resale Boutique, 325 S. Los Angeles Street. For more
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-9pm
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30-9pm
Volunteer Training is required for most volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers learn how to work with the population we serve and
more about women’s homelessness. Please RSVP to
Join Team DWC for United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ HomeWalk
2013, an annual 5k run/walk to end homelessness, on Saturday,
November 23 at Exposition Park. For more information, contact
SHOP BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS
SATURDAY AT MADE BY DWC
Get your holiday shopping done at the MADE by DWC Resale
Boutique on Friday and Saturday, November 29 & 30. Find great
gifts, including our unique products made by the women, as well
as vintage and contemporary women’s clothing, shoes, and more!
Learn more at www.MADEbyDWC.org.
DWC HOLIDAY FAQS:
1. What should I donate?
Please refer to our online wish list at
www.DWCweb.org/wishlist 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 run a drive/gift collection?
Volunteer@DWCweb.org or (213)