200+ Homeless Individuals Receive Clothing from L.A. Public Works & Weingart Center

Partnership to distribute more than 5,000 items to the homeless, including jackets, sweatshirts and pants

WHAT: Volunteers from the Weingart Center and the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works to distribute clothing to 200 homeless individuals at the Weingart Center’s annual holiday event. Participants will receive items including warm winter jackets, sweatshirts, dress shirts, pants, and toys in time for the holidays, as well as a holiday meal. In total, 5,000 items will be distributed to the 200 clients who are part of the Weingart Center’s transitional housing and rehabilitation programs.

WHO: Homeless clients at the Weingart Center Weingart Center staff Los Angeles Department of Public Works personnel

WHERE: Weingart Center Café Courtyard 554 S. San Pedro Los Angeles, CA 90017
Media parking available on the corner of 6th and San Pedro in downtown Los Angeles

WHEN: Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Reporters Note: Photo and interview opportunities are available throughout the event.

About The Weingart Center Located in the heart of Skid Row, the Weingart Center transforms the lives of Los Angeles’s homeless men and women, helping them to break the cycle of homelessness and lead self-sufficient lives by providing on-site transitional housing; case management; substance abuse recovery; mental health treatment; education; workforce development; and other services. The Weingart Center incorporated as a 501 C (3) non-profit organization in 1984, and is a premier agency of its kind in the West and a model for the nation. In 2011, the Weingart Center placed a total of 524 formerly homeless people in full time jobs throughout Los Angeles. Visit www.weingart.org for more information.

Contacts: Jordy Altman, Digital Media Coordinator Weingart Center 2183 JordyA@weingart.org

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The Weingart Center for the Homeless provides comprehensive human services to homeless men, women, veterans, parolees, families, HIV+ and other at-risk individuals, giving them the skills, resources, and hope they need to lead productive lives off the streets. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row, the Weingart Center for the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

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