The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Volunteer Services Section is currently hosting its Care Kit Drive to seek donations of personal care supplies to be distributed to homeless individuals and families this October.
“These donations will help our homeless neighbors during times of extreme weather conditions, such as heat or rain,” said Eryn Aquino, DPSS volunteer services coordinator. “All of these supplies will support the safety, security and health of the community.”
DPSS is asking for new socks, shoes and hats, as well as hand sanitizer, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. Donation drop offs may be coordinated with the department’s Volunteer Services Section by emailing DPSSVolunteers@dpss.lacounty.gov. The deadline to donate is Sept. 30. All donations are tax deductible.
Through a charitable partnership with AmazonSmile, the Volunteer Services Section is also accepting online donations to support this drive. Those interested in donating can visit https://amzn.to/2J2CRKU to view the items on the Wishlist. AmazonSmile will also donate half a percent from any eligible purchase, if a donor selects the Toy Loan Advisory Board as their charity of choice.
For more information on this campaign or to become a volunteer, please contact Aquino at (213) 744-4348.
With 3.5 million customers served by 14,000 employees, the Department of Public Social Services is the largest local social services agency in the nation. The department currently provides benefits and services to families and individuals, including CalFresh food and nutrition assistance; Medi-Cal health, dental and vision insurance; financial and homeless assistance for qualifying individuals through the General Relief program and for families through the CalWORKs program; In-Home Supportive Services for disabled and elderly residents, and employment and supportive services to help residents prepare for the labor market. For more information, visit www.dpss.lacounty.gov.