Hygiene kits can not only help provide cleanliness, but can also help improve health and increase a sense of dignity and self-esteem for someone struggling with homelessness or poverty.

We are aiming to make 10,000 hygiene kits to be distributed to numerous organizations that work directly with LA’s homeless population. To do this we need the help of community members like yourself. Help us out by committing to hosting a hygiene kit drive today!


  1. Register here to commit to running a hygiene item donation drive!

  2. Decide where you want to host the hygiene collection drive. A drive can be held at your home, corporate office, place of worship, in your neighborhood, school or university, or any other place that you can organize a group.

  3. Decide when you want to have the hygiene collection drive. The date, time, and duration will be up to you, but must take place before August 4. Ensure that your group will have enough time to prepare for your Hygiene Kit Drive, to collect donated hygiene items, and to deliver the hygiene kits items to L.A. Works.

  4. Who will be involved? Establish who will be in charge of each step in organizing and carrying out the Hygiene Kit Collection Drive. Who will contact L.A. Works? Who will organize and schedule volunteers? Who will promote the Hygiene Kit Drive within the community? Who will deliver the collected items to L.A. Works afterwards?

  5. What supplies do you need? Determine what supplies will be necessary for your group’s Hygiene Kit Drive. Common supplies needed include: boxes for hygiene items collection, paper sacks for community members to collect their donations in, signs and posters to publicize the Hygiene Kit Drive, and handouts or fliers letting community members know what hygiene items are being collected. Make sure to let people in your community know about the Hygiene Kit Drive, where the collection boxes are located, and what hygiene items are being collected.     

Items to be collected: 

  • Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Lip Balm

  • Lotion

  • Sanitary napkins/tampons

  • Shampoos

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush

  • ToothpastE

  • Quart sized ziplock bags

    *Travel sized preferred*

All supplies must be in our warehouse in Cypress Park by August 4th. Items can be dropped off the week of July 31st. Kits will be assembled at LA Works Day on August 19. You do not need to be present that day to participate in the donation drive.

For questions, please contact Kim Olpin, Logistics Manager.