I have donated to many charities over the course of my life, but Shelter Partnership is the first I ever felt compelled to get involved with deeper. Shelter Partnership is a charity in which you can actually see how donations are being used and distributed. The Mark Taper Resource Center is an actual location at which you can volunteer, to see your generous donations put to use. The relationships that Shelter Partnership fosters are of the highest caliber, and all further their cause of ending homelessness in LA. One of the most enlightening tours I've even been on was the walk-through of Skid Row, in which you can see first hand the needs of the homeless community, and in what ways the initiatives of Shelter Partnership serves those needs. Shelter Partnership's relationship with Officer Deon Joseph makes this tour possible. This really demonstrates that Shelter Partnership is working at the ground level to solve this problem. I will continue to participate with Shelter Partnership as long as I live in LA, and even after moving, I will continue to donate, because I know for a fact that it is money well used.
PATH's 15-family interim housing facility in Mid-City is extremely thankful for Shelter Partnership's donations. Our case managers accept a wide variety of donations year-round, including diapers, toys, laundry detergent, tissue paper, and bleach - all of which save PATH hundreds each quarter in operational costs.
On behalf of PATH and the homeless families we serve, we thank Shelter Partnership for their ongoing support! It's with community partners like you that we can truly make a difference.
Shelter Partnership is a smart and strategic organization. It gets all kinds of goods to nonprofits in need. Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services relies on it for its homeless clients in outpatient and residential care. Thanks to Shelter Partnership, we get help with everything from bleach to clean our residences to toys for our littlest clients at Christmas to everyday and interview clothes. The Shelter staff is wonderfully organized and makes sure recipients of its items know when and how to order them. Didi Hirsch appreciates all they do for our agency and our clients.
The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless receives donations from Shelter Partners throughout the year. Every donation is an immense gift for those homeless individuals and families; from clothing, to household item given to families who are able to go into their own housing, to toys for homeless children. Every donation from Shelter Partners is a real blessing and a sense of hope to our homeless population.
East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless greatly appreciates Shelter Partners for their continuous donations. With the donations received, ESGVCH is able to help people who are in need. Unfortunately, there exist many individuals and families who are in need, and simply having something to give to them, puts a great smile on their faces. Thank you so much Shelter Partners for all of your donations.
I am the Program Director for Ella's Foundation, a Los Angeles based non profit that provides housing for homeless adult males. We have been recipients of Shelter Partnership since June 2015. Since becoming recipients, we have received an abundance of items including clothing, hygiene and other basic need items that allow us to provide a greater service to the population we serve. We are grateful for this organization and even more appreciative of their service to help those committed to helping others.
I love the work they do. I cannot sum into man made words the angelic role this organization plays in the lives of the homeless population we serve! I am so happy to be able to express the appreciation I have for them!!!
Here at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, the Shelter Partnership Inc. has helped us put smiles on over 200 children's faces. On our campus we serve over 1200 veterans. For the past 3 years Shelter Partners has provided to toys to our campus to give to the children of Student Veterans. A lot times our Vets are Full time Students, that rely on their GI Bill to pay rent, food, utilities and child care. Some may not be able to pay Christmas gifts . With help of Shelter Partnership we were able to provide toys and meal to the Veterans and their Children. I feels good a child smile over what we think is a simple toys. it means a lot to them. Here at LATTC we appreciate Shelter Partners Inc for what they do for our community. Thanks Kookie Williams
Our small, grassroots 100% volunteer non-profit, Hope in a Suitcase, which provides suitcases, duffelbags, essentials and comfort items to Los Angeles youth entering foster care, recently became a recipient organization of Shelter Partnership, and we cannot say enough positive things. Shelter Partnership's support astronomically increases the amount of good we can do for our community! Shelter Partnership lifts a huge burden in terms of fundraising and outreach to companies with merchandise to donate by consolidating it in one spot. Hope in a Suitcase can now spend more energy doing what we love to do, which is distributing special gifts of love and comfort to children who have recently been separated from their families (often with only the clothes on their backs and/or carrying their few personal belongings in garbage bags), to make their transition into foster care a little easier and more dignified. We will be able to serve many times more children with Shelter Partnership's support.
Shelter Partnership is an amazing operation. They have stringent requirements about which agencies they provide items to, and clear restrictions about what can be done with the items received, which ensures that the items provided will be put to good use for the benefit of the populations Shelter Partnership and their donors strive to help. Working with Shelter Partnership is a joy! Their systems are very efficient and streamlined - Even our first time working working with them, everything from choosing items, to scheduling picking and loading it onto our truck was a very clear and smooth process. Rhonda Villanueva was so responsive and helpful with our questions, and managed to find all of the items on our wishlist. Considering we hadn't seen the items prior to pick-up, we were delighted that all of them turned out to be quality items which were perfect for our needs that will make the children we serve feel valued and comfortable during an extremely vulnerable time! Pick-up arrangements were simple - we had allocated an hour of time to get in and out, and it ended up taking 15-20 minutes because everything was ready to go the minute they said it would be. Jerry at the loading dock was very patient with us in explaining what to do, clearly loves the important work he does, and enjoys assisting others who strive to help those in need.
Shelter Partnership is a game changer! Hope in a Suitcase can accomplish so much more, and provide so many more children between homes with essentials and comfort due to Shelter Partnership's wonderful support. Thank you, Shelter Partnership, for serving our most vulnerable populations and for making the world a better place!
The Shelter Partnership is an important supporter of our program. We work closely with Children and Families that are trying to heal following difficult challenges. The staff are very helpful and are a joy to work with. We benefit greatly from the numerous items that they make available to us for use by those in receipt of our support services. A special thanks to our contact, Rhonda who is so organized and helpful to us as we navigate this donor process. I would higher recommend Rhonda and her team to anyone attempting to obtain items that can assist our community members to rebuild their surroundings.
-Jana Trew - Rosemary Children's Services
My organization, the Toy Loan Program, is a free service which allows children to borrow toys in the same manner in which they borrow toys from a public library. A child will receive an Honor Award, which is a new toy, by taking care of the toys the borrow and bringing them back on time. We have the children follow an Honor Code which includes Honesty, Responsibility, and Patience.
Shelter Partnership provided toys, books, and other items for our program. This was a tremendous contribution that will help in providing to the 30,000+ children we serve annually. Thank you Shelter Partnership!