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CLOTHES BANK DRIVE

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Facilitating the transfer of clothes, the basic human right, from Haves to Have-Nots

Akhuwat’s Clothes Bank creates a space that the poor and needy can visit to receive a gift of clothes with great honor, integrity, and love. The clothes are collected from financially privileged families before they are repaired, washed or dry cleaned, and then packed. The packed clothes are then given as a gift to individuals in need.

 

Akhuwat aims to collect and disburse an average of over 10,000 items of clothing to underprivileged communities every month.

This project primarily recruits transgender individuals, promoting dignified employment for this  segment of society.

FEATURES

These packed clothes are for anyone who is in dire need, including  white-collar students, working men and women, widows, and families in need of clothing for their daughters’ marriages.

 

ERADICATING SOCIAL POVERTY

With a new concept of “zero-rental” borrowing, we provide bridal dresses for the needy and poor.

TAKE AS YOU PLEASE, LEAVE IF YOU WANT

Anyone in need of specific clothes can trade his/her unnecessary items. For instance, a visitor could exchange an unneeded handkerchief for a much-needed shirt.

 

TRANSGENDER EMPOWERMENT - CREATING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Another important aspect of Akhuwat Clothes Bank is the engagement of transgender workers. One collected from the donors, clothes are sorted, repaired, stitched and packed by transgender employees, providing these community members with the opportunity to earn a decent livelihood.

DONATE CLOTHES NOW

WHAT CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE

 

You can donate the following items;

  • Shalwar Kameez (Both Gender)

  • Bridal Dresses

  • Scarfs, Stoles or Shawls

  • Casual and Smart Casual wear for Men (Polo & T-Shirts, Jeans, Trousers, Shorts)

  • Formal wear for Men (Suites, Dress Shirts & Pants, Belts, and Ties)

  • Shoes (Both Gender, for all ages)

PACKING INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE DONATE GENTLY-USED OR NEW ITEMS 

Use plastic bags only and preferably black ones as they are more durable. These plastic bags should be then packed in a carton/box i.e. 18x18x18 standard sized Carton.

 

  1. Please put all clothes into separate bags according to the following:

  2. Put all men’s clothes into a (separate) bag and label it “Men’s”

  3. Put all women’s clothes in a bag and label it “Women’s”

  4. Put Children’s clothes in a bag and label it “Children”

 

Shoes must be in a separate bag of their own and must to be in pairs.

***Please mention AKHUWAT USA on the Carton and if possible, do mention the items you have packed. You can leave the Box/Boxes opened as all these boxes are subject to inspection before shipping to Pakistan.

OUR COLLECTION CENTERS​

1. LOS ANGELES  

SCALA Warehouse, 209 East 32nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90011

Delivery Hours 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday).

Courtesy: Mr. Azhar Hameed

2. CERRITOS

16301 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, CA 90703

Delivery Hours 8.30am-3.30pm (Monday-Friday)

**Please drop off your donations at the back of the warehouse.  

Courtesy: Mr. Sadiq Mehdi

3. SIMI VALLEY

942 Clear Sky Palace, Simi Valley, CA 

Delivery Hours 8.30am-3.30pm (Monday-Friday)

Courtesy: Mr. Shoaib Ameer

For clothes donation related query please contact us at:

E-mail info@akhuwat.org

Phone (424) 254-8928 

ABOUT US

Akhuwat provides collateral and interest-free loans to help underprivileged members of society. With one of the highest loan return rates in the world, Akhuwat continues to transform lives one loan at a time. Akhuwat is registered in the US as a nonprofit under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code , which entitles donors for tax write-offs on their donations.

 

ADDRESS

21250 Hawthorne Blvd, suite 500

Torrance, CA 90503

Phone No: 424-AKHUWAT (254-8928)

email: contact@akhuwat.org

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