Making a difference

Learn more about the impact Clothing the Homeless has made in the life of one of our veterans and others who volunteer.

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What We Do

Clothing the Homeless (CTH) is a non-profit organization that serves the homeless population of Orange County, CA through a mobile clothing distribution system. We are dedicated to helping those that are in need of a helping hand and heart.

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Financial aid is needed

Financial donations are critical for us to purchase basics such as underwear, socks and more, that are in high demand for those living on the streets. We are usually their only source for such essential items.

How You Can Help
Volunteer Opportunities

CTH is run completely by volunteers and we could use your help. We need help sorting and organizing donations as well as distributing clothes to the homeless.

All distributions are held outdoors with safety precautions. We supply face masks, sanitizers and plastic face shields, as needed.

Please click on one of the links to find out more as well as how to sign up.

Clothing Distributions
  1. Saturday, July 16 - Hub Resource Center
    Distribution at the Hub Resource Center in Orange
  2. Friday, July 29 - MHA Homeless Multi-Service Center
    Distribution at the MHA Homeless Multi-Service Center in Santa Ana

  3. COMPLETED: Wednesday, Jun 15 - Ninja run in Anaheim

    Our volunteers distributed necessities to 35 homeless.

  4. COMPLETED: Friday, Jun 3 - MHA Homeless Multi-Service Center

    Our volunteers distributed necessities to 40 homeless.

  5. COMPLETED: Sunday, May 29 - Ninja run

    Our volunteers distributed necessities to 40 homeless.

  6. COMPLETED: Saturday, May 7 - Ninja run

    Our volunteers distributed necessities to 40 homeless.

  7. COMPLETED: 7 Ninja runs in April - Santa Ana, Riverside, Long Beach, Anaheim

    Our volunteers distributed stuffed backpacks and other necessities to more than 270 homeless. A big THANK YOU to Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys for providing backpacks!

Saturday Tagging and Sorting
  1. Jul 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  2. Jul 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  3. Jul 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  4. Jul 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  5. Aug 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  6. Aug 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
  7. Aug 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Packing and Sorting at Woodbridge Storage
"Ninja Runs"

The Covid pandemic and restrictions have impacted all of us.

We've been fortunate to have our generous sponsors and other big-hearted individuals continue to donate backpacks, clothing and other items. Since many of our past distribution sites were closed due to Covid, we had to think of new ways to distribute clothing and other necessities to the increasing number of people living on the streets. For most of this year, our Director Mitch and a few other dedicated volunteers have conducted impromptu "Ninja Runs". (The name was coined by our long time supporter Pastor Steve Phillips from Journey Church.)

For our Ninja runs, we fill backpacks with clothing and other necessities. We load the van with these backpacks, along with sweaters, jackets, etc. We drive to areas in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Stanton, and Riverside to distribute these items directly to people living on the streets. We've been able to serve over 600 individuals with some basic necessities to help them survive on the streets.

We are grateful for all your monetary, clothing and other items donated to help make these runs possible.

Shoes Needed

A good pair of shoes can make a world of difference to the homeless. We have a big need for shoe donations.

How To Donate Shoes
Amazing Volunteers

We rely 100% on volunteers from all faiths and backgrounds to help at distributions and our "Ninja Runs".

How You Can Help
Quote from Cathy at MHA

"I can't thank you enough for your donations to our agency today. The donation was incredibly generous. I hope that you did enjoy giving as much as I enjoy all the hope and comfort these clothes will bring to the people I serve every day."