Items we Need

CLOTHING

The MEND Clothing Center needs your help with the following items:

  • Clothing sizes XS and above (women’s, men’s, teenager’s)
  • Women’s clothing, sizes 10-24
  • Men’s clothing, sizes 12-50  Note: All men’s clothing is usually GREATLY needed because it is donated less.
  • Undergarments including bras, underwear, and socks for men and women
  • Blankets
  • Garbage bags
  • Men’s casual clothing
  • Packing tape
  • Teenager’s clothing
  • 2 moving dollies
  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry cart

For more information, contact Clothing Department Manager Veronica Soto by phone at (818) 686-7328 or by e-mail.

 

FOOD

The MEND Foodbank needs your help with the following items:

  • Any low-sodium, low sugar, sugar substitute items for those clients with special dietary needs
  • Cereal (whole grain, low sugar)
  • Canned soups, stews & chilies
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna, chicken and spam
  • Low-sodium canned meats and vegetables
  • Pasta and rice
  • Dried beans of ALL KINDS, quinoa, lentils

*Tip: Less expensive store brand items feed a family in need as effectively as brand name items; check your local market mailers!

For more information, contact Foodbank Director Richard Weinroth by phone at (818) 686-7334 or by e-mail.

 

SHOWER PROGRAM

The MEND Homeless Shower program  needs your help with the following items:

  • Ziploc Bags
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Travel bottles (for shampoos)
  • Shower Loofahs
  • Wash cloths
  • Disposable razors
For more information, contact Client Intake Coordinator by phone at (818) 686-7301 or email gabriela@mendpoverty.org.

DENTAL

The MEND Dental Department needs your help with the following items:

  • Dental instruments
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss

For more information, contact Dental Clinic Manager Denise Sanchez by phone at (818) 686-7337 or by e-mail.

 

MEDICAL

The MEND Medical Department needs your help with the following items:

  • Printer/scanner
  • Reams of paper
  • Permanent-ink markers
  • Staplers

For more information, contact Medical Clinic Manager Victor Estrada by phone at (818) 686-7333 or by e-mail.

 

EDUCATION

The Education and Training Center needs your help with the following items:

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Notebook filler paper (both wide- and college-ruled).
  • Computer task chairs (armless, and seat no wider than 22–23 inches)
  • Plastic spoons
  • Plastic forks
  • Either paper or plastic bowls
  • Plastic tablecloths for 8-foot tables
  • Napkins
  • Copy paper (both in color and white)

For more information, contact Education & Training Center Operations Associate Leticia Cornelio by phone at (818) 686-7336 or by e-mail.

COMPUTERS

The MEND Computer Lab needs your help with the following items:

  • Computers, used or new
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Printing Paper
  • Ink

For more information, contact Rubicela Ochoa by phone at (818) 686-7332 or by e-mail.