It is no secret that Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared over the last year. In response to the homeless crisis, an LA Manufacturer, Jodie Dolan of the Dolan Group, a company with several brands, including Dolan, 34°N118°W, and Guest Editor, (that sell at Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Shopbop and boutique retailers), founded The Laundry Truck LA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The organization’s mission is to service those in extreme need in the downtown and greater Los Angeles area. The truck will be outfitted with washing machines and dryers as well as a supply of donated clothing and shoes. The Laundry Truck LA will work in tandem with another nonprofit, the Shower of Hope, a mobile shower truck that began operations earlier this year.
Dolan reached out to Jeffrey Kapor, Shareholder and Chair of Buchalter’s Apparel Industry Group, and he immediately agreed to get involved. Mr. Kapor, along with apparel attorneys Gerald Janoff and Philip Nulud, will contribute by raising money for the first truck, with plans to add a second truck. Buchalter is also providing the pro bono services to set up the nonprofit corporation and file all the paperwork with the California Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service.
“I am honored to be involved with this start-up nonprofit that could potentially become a model for other communities. I am also proud to be part of a firm that values providing services to underserved communities, including the homeless,” said Kapor.
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