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 Textile||Friends of the Family||Pacoima Youth & Family Center|
|A better Living||Focus on Children Now||Pajama Program|
|Archdioceses of Los Angeles||Gain Program||Phoenix House|
|Armani Wells||Girls Scouts of America||Plaza Community Services|
|Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes||Global I & E||Reality Check|
|Beckford Elementary School||Heschel Day School||Rico International|
|Bishop Alemany High School||IABA||Salvation Army|
|Black Infant Health Program||I-CO||SCV Kids Consignment Sale|
|Buffalo Exchange, Sherman Oaks||Jay Nolan Community Services||SER Volunteer|
|Building Rehabilitation, Sylmar||K and C Group||Shelter Partnership|
|C and J Moving Company||LA Family Housing||SportsmanÕs Lodge|
|Campbell Hall||LA Kids Consignment Sale||STEP Program|
|Claris Health Inc||LA Regional Foodbank||Temple Ahavot Shalom|
|Costco Van Nuys||Los Angeles Valley College||The Volunteer League|
|CSUN||Los Encinos School||Tierra Del Sol|
|De La Salle School||Mercy Ministry Church||Unified We Serve|
|Discovery Shop- Northridge||Mothers Nutrition Center||VA Greater LA Healthcare System|
|Disney||NBC Universal||Valley Family Center|
|Disney Blanketeers||NEVHC Women's Health Clinic||Vaughn Next Century Learning Center|
|DOOR Network||New Economics for Women||Volunteer Center of Los Angeles|
|Baby to Baby||North East Graffiti Busters||Walt Disney VoluntEARS|
|UCLA Headstart Arleta||Kidney Quest Foundation||Warner Brothers|
|Dress on a Dime Women's Clothing Consignment Sale||Notre Dame High School||Worksource-Ruth Aguilera|
|El Proyecto Del Barrio||Operation Life||YO-Valley|
|First 5 LA||Opportunity Shop||Youth Policy Institute|