On Friday, the M Street Navigation Center sent out a press release informing the community that they would be accepting summer clothing donations for the clients residing at their center.
“Adult Men and Women come to M Street often with just the clothes on their back,” the press release read. “More times than not they have been wearing the same clothing for weeks or even months. M Street believes the healing of past trauma starts with a clean slate. Clean clothing is a big part of that. M Street staff needs the community’s assistance as we collect new clothing items for the men and women who reside with us.”
The M Street Navigation Center, which is operated through a partnership between Kern County and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), houses men and women who are working to overcome life barriers. These barriers include low job skills, mental health issues, and addiction.
According to the press release, “Their goal is to transition into permanent housing and gain employment. Your generous donation can help homeless individuals brave the elements as they work towards a stable and independent life.”
The following unisex items are listed as the “best” for residents at the Center:
- Track or sweatpants
- Men’s underwear
- Women’s underwear
This clothing drive began May 2 and will continue until the end of July 2022. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at 2900 M Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or by contacting Marianela Rios, a volunteer coordinator, at Marianela.Rios@capk.org or by calling 661-501-2603.