We’d Be Smitten With Your Mittens

Is “clean out my closet” on your list of New year’s Resolutions? Well, perfect you can get that one crossed off your list this week!  Our first Wave of Change campaign for 2021 is a clothing drive. We are happy to accept your donations and deliver them for you. We will be collecting outside our office starting today, January 25th through Friday, January 29th.

We will be donating to the Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach and to Women Helping Women in Irvine.  Both of these organizations help people move toward self-sustaining lives.

The Friendship Shelter, located in Laguna Beach, helps homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community.  They provide year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults, as well as a full complement of services to the most vulnerable homeless people in our community, and are focused on finding the most appropriate permanent housing solution for each individual. Their programs follow the framework of three evidence-based practices: housing first, harm reduction, and recovery model. The Friendship Shelter has worked with more than 10,000 people to end their homelessness and are proud that each night more than 160 homeless and formerly homeless people sleep safe, warm, and cared for in their programs.

WHW focuses on one thing…preparing people to secure good paying jobs. This includes facilitated employment readiness webinars, one-on-one job search assistance, resource sharing, and providing professional apparel to helped women, men and youth confidently navigate the job market maze with success. Although the nonprofit faced sustainability issues for themselves and their clients during the pandemic, they recently placed 50 tenacious job seekers despite the challenges. Both male and female clients went to remote online webinar trainings, acquiring skills and new network connections that led to good opportunities.

Your gently used, clean clothing, shoes, and mittens of course, can help others set a path toward a brighter, self-sustaining future.

One person can make a difference, like a stone thrown in the water casts a ripple.  Together, we can make a wave of change for the better.


Meldie M. Moore & the Entire Team,

Moore Law For Children.