A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Clean clothes and hygiene products significantly impact a person’s economic well-being, physical health, and emotional resilience. Without these basic necessities, it is virtually impossible for someone to get off the street and get a job. Founded in 2015 by Caitlin Adler, Project Ropa began by redistributing unwanted donations from local charities with the goal of using the remaining clothes to one day stock a mobile pop-up shop for people in need. Since then we have taken the concept to the streets and now work in tandem with Lava Mae, a mobile shower organization to help restore dignity, rekindle optimism and remove these barriers by providing clean clothes and other basic necessities to individuals experiencing homelessness at weekly events in the Los Angeles area.
We also provide job interview outfits to Homeless Health Care Los Angeles and Safe Place for Youth; prom dresses and suits to A Place Called Home; everyday clothes to Lava Mae and The Refresh Spot in Skid Row and damaged and dated clothes to Sew Swag to be upcycled. To date, Project Ropa has directly provided clothing to 1,500 homeless individuals, prom outfits to more than 100 teenagers and job interview outfits to over 800 people.
In May of 2018, we launched a social-impact fashion brand that changes lives by employing individuals transitioning out of homelessness. All of our clothing is hand-painted in Los Angeles.
Project Ropa brings vital basic necessities to the streets of Los Angeles - helping restore dignity and rekindle optimism to people experiencing homelessness.
We are looking for a Grant Writer who has excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills to create grant letter of inquiries and proposals. The Grant Writer will be responsible for preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process.
Ideally we would like someone who is able to commit at least 4 hours a week to grant writing.
It is preferred that candidates live in the Los Angeles area, but we are open to someone working remotely as well.
To learn more visit our website: www.projectropa.org