PRO (People Reaching Out) was founded and is operated by Downtown residents for the purpose of collecting and distributing quality pre-owned and new professional clothing to area homeless shelters and assistance providers including Chrysalis and the Weingart Center. Downtown PRO will be accepting clothing donations through this Friday, December 18.
A friend of RCLAM, Peter Davis is one of the co-founders of Downtown PRO, now in its third year. Peter explains Downtown PRO this way: "PRO is a nonprofit I started three years ago that collects and distributes quality, new and pre-owned professional 'interview' clothing to Downtown job-training service providers that work with the homeless, including Chrysalis and the Weingart Center. Your donated clothing will be worn by men and women seeking and/or maintaining employment in the greater LA area." He also notes that "the number of clients coming to [Chrysalis] for services is up 40% in 2009 over last year. The economy is really hitting them hard, so your clothing will go to good use."

Several donation sites are set up throughout downtown as noted on their Where to Donate webpage.



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