Clothing Center

Set up like any mall shop with attractive window displays and well-organized clothing for men, women and children, except there is no cost to MEND clients.

  • Clients are welcome to a monthly allotment of clothes for each family member.
  • Blankets, housewares and small appliances are also available.
  • MEND throws baby showers twice a year for new moms. Attendees receive a goody bag filled with newborn essentials such as diapers, blankets and valuable information for first time parents.  Events include guest speakers and educational workshops.
  • Project Glamour: Once a year the Clothing Center is transformed into a one stop prom night resource for girls, with racks of prom dresses, shoes and accessories. The teens receive personal development guidance before choosing their gown and accessories. They also receive professional hair and make-up tips for their special event.  While they wait, Mom and Dad can attend a parenting workshop.

Powered By Volunteers

The Clothing Center is powered by volunteers including our own clients, job trainees, physically and developmentally challenged individuals, and students. Volunteers are always needed to collect, sort and distribute and pick-up donated clothing.

Clothing Center Partners

The Clothing Center is grateful for the assistance of its lead partner, Costco Van Nuys, as well as that of the following organizations:

A-1 TextileFriends of the FamilyPacoima Youth & Family Center
A better LivingFocus on Children NowPajama Program
Archdioceses of Los AngelesGain ProgramPhoenix House
Armani WellsGirls Scouts of AmericaPlaza Community Services
Assemblymember Felipe FuentesGlobal I & EReality Check
Beckford Elementary SchoolHeschel Day SchoolRico International
Bishop Alemany High SchoolIABASalvation Army
Black Infant Health ProgramI-COSCV Kids Consignment Sale
Buffalo Exchange, Sherman OaksJay Nolan Community ServicesSER Volunteer
Building Rehabilitation, SylmarK and C GroupShelter Partnership
C and J Moving CompanyLA Family HousingSportsmanÕs Lodge
Campbell HallLA Kids Consignment SaleSTEP Program
Claris Health IncLA Regional FoodbankTemple Ahavot Shalom
Costco Van NuysLos Angeles Valley CollegeThe Volunteer League
CSUNLos Encinos SchoolTierra Del Sol
De La Salle SchoolMercy Ministry ChurchUnified We Serve
Discovery Shop- NorthridgeMothers Nutrition CenterVA Greater LA Healthcare System
DisneyNBC UniversalValley Family Center
Disney BlanketeersNEVHC Women's Health ClinicVaughn Next Century Learning Center
DOOR NetworkNew Economics for WomenVolunteer Center of Los Angeles
Baby to BabyNorth East Graffiti BustersWalt Disney VoluntEARS
UCLA Headstart ArletaKidney Quest FoundationWarner Brothers
Dress on a Dime Women's Clothing Consignment SaleNotre Dame High SchoolWorksource-Ruth Aguilera
El Proyecto Del BarrioOperation LifeYO-Valley
First 5 LAOpportunity ShopYouth Policy Institute