Welcome to the Clothing The Homeless website.
Clothing The Homeless (CTH) is a ministry of The Journey Christian Church, in Irvine, California. CTH is staffed by a group of volunteers with a heart for serving the homeless population in Orange County through a mobile clothing distribution system. Our goal is to meet the needs of the homeless men and women with adequate clothing and necessities for different seasons and weather.
No distributions in December, next distribution will be in January.
Christmas in November was a great success!
Thank you for everyone’s help for this year’s CTH Christmas Party.
We will be serving approximately 100 people. Besides giving our clothes out we need others to help with baking or buying baked goods. Cookies-candy-fresh fruit were a big hit last year. Everything must be indivually wrapped with a baggy or saran wrap. We will need bottled water and juice boxes. Energy bars are great for the next day. Paper plates and napkins would be helpful. If anyone is at the 99 cents store about 4 table clothes would be nice. All of this that is not perishable can be brought to church right now. As things come in I will know what I am still in need of getting .
Gift bags will be given out to those who participate in the clothing give out. No one without a ticket or is not homeless will get a gift or food. I need people to hand out the food. I need help with the gift giving. We will have a prayer area and I sure hope you will get blessed praying with those with so much need. I will make sure we have bags for the food that is given out. I will supply the empty gift bags. The insides of the men’s bags New T-shirts, medium, 2-3 X T-shirts. White crew style men’s socks would be great. Flashlight and batteries are great for men and women. Boxers, all sizes would be super. Wash clothes with a hand tag and bar soap. Lotion for men, they are so dried out. Small packages of wipes. Nail clippers.
Women can use socks-flashlights-Wash cloths and soap. Lotion, sample size shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brushes. antibiotic cream and band aids. Panties sizes-small-medium-large-wipes for face and body. Deodorant-razors-Emory boards and hand cream. Hair brushes and vitamins sold individually packaged. Hair brushes-combs.
Without your help and goodies to eat and things for the gift bags and your presence it can not happen.
Please RSVP at: Contact@clothingthehomeless.org
Amazing young woman finds a way to clothe the homeless and give them a job too.
Ralphs Grocery Stores Donate Money to Clothing the Homeless
Don’t forget if you shop at Ralphs grocery stores, you can designate Clothing the Homeless as your non-profit charity of choice. Every time you swipe your Ralphs Reward Card, Ralphs donated some money to Clothing the Homeless. It is that easy and does not cost you a dime.
Clothing the Homeless Shared the Love with Students from Cal State Northridge
A freshman named Diana gathered some students from Cal State Northridge and with some help (clothes and supplies) from CTH brought clothes to the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles. This event occured on May 4th. Their plan was “We want to better the homeless people as much as we can and we hope this will be the start of something big”. As you can see from the pictures below and information provided, it was a success. Here is what they said about their experience:
Dear Clothing the Homeless,
On behalf of our English 113B class, we would like to thank you for supporting us in our event and providing all the necessary things to donate to the homeless. The toiletries, shoes, and clothes went the fastest. We had a bit of clothes left over, but on the same day of the event we looked into another site to go to donate the rest of the clothes you provided for us. It was all gone in about five minutes. The event was a big success and because we let each individual pick what they wanted they looked happier and thanked us a whole lot. Each individual from our group is so grateful for having a donation so grand to be given away to those in need of the supplies you donated. We are so blessed you were a part of this project, we cannot thank-you enough.
Clothing the Homeless 10 year Anniversary
March is the 10 year anniversary of Clothing the Homeless serving the homeless of Orange County in the name of Jesus Christ. A celebration was held on Sunday the 23rd at Journey Christian Church in which some of the many people who serve in this ministry described how God was working in the people being serves as well as the servers. The video was played to show what it is like at a distribution. Go to our Facebook page to watch the video. Thank God for Sue Sonnenberg, without whom this ministry would have never been started and served literally thousands of homeless men and women. Thank you for your dedication Sue!
New pictures from the January distribution have been posted.
Click on the pictures Tab to see the rest.
Check out a new article we linked to on why people become homeless
Click on the “Amazing Stores” tab to go to the article.
New pictures of the Christmas in November were posted. Click on Pictures Tab above to view them.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join us in our efforts to serve the homeless men and women of Orange County. We are asking new volunteers to consider committing to serve once a month for 4-6 months. This will give you a chance to really experience the different people and locations we serve.
Painless Clothing the Homeless Fundraiser!
As you may know, Clothing the Homeless is only funded by donations. There are many expenses like rental on the storage units and purchase of certain clothes (like underwear) that we do not receive as donations. There is an easy way you can donate to CTH that does not cost you anything. If you have a Ralph’s grocery card, all you have to do is designate Clothing the Homeless and your charity of choice and Ralphs will donate money to CTH every time you purchase grocery’s and swipe your Ralphs card. Best of all, there is no cost to you.
Check out the new stories in our Amazing Stories page.
Young man struggling with addiction gives his life to Jesus at the Mental Health Distribution.
Read about Steve’s encounter with this young man.
Clothing the Homeless was honored with a Grant.
Clothing the Homeless (CTH) was recently blessed with a $500 grant from The Mentor Network. CTH was one of three charities in the U.S. to received the donation. This donation came at a time when we could really use the money to cover some of our expenses, like the storage units in which we keep and sort the clothes. Thank you to Jessica Bollong and The Mentor Network for this generous donation. To find out more about The Mentor Network and their donation to Clothing the Homeless, CLICK HERE.
Events page - Event dates, time and location for clothing distributions, sorting and special events
Amazing Stories page - Truly heartfelt stories about the people we serve by the homeless themselves, or by someone who served them
Important Locations page - Important Clothing The Homeless locations and maps to get you there.
Our Mission page - Who we are and why we serve.
Volunteers Needed page - How to get involved and serve in the many different areas of Clothing the Homeless. We have many different opportunities available.
Wish List page -Most critical items needed by the homeless in Orange County, that we try to supply.
Donations page - See how you can help (financially) in getting clothes and many other necessities to the homeless of Orange County. We are a volunteer organization run solely on the financial and clothing donations of people who God has placed a need in their heart to donate. We could really use your help in this area.
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