S. Mark Taper Foundation Donates 0K to Shelter Partnership
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This financial gift will support combating L.A. County homelessness.

LOS ANGELES - Californer -- Shelter Partnership, a non-profit organization established in 1985 to combat Los Angeles County homelessness, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. This generous funding will support the work of Shelter Partnership's S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank warehouse project.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank is among the largest homeless resource distribution programs in the nation. Annually, more than 200 community organizations directly serving the homeless in Los Angeles County receive donations from the warehouse project. All donated items are new and distributed free of charge. Since its founding in 1989, the program has distributed more than $240 million worth of nonperishable goods such as: clothing, shoes, children's toys, personal hygiene products, toiletry products, diapers, furniture, bedding items, and household goods to the homeless of greater Los Angeles.

Shelter Partnership's Founder and Executive Director Ruth Schwartz stated, "The Board and staff of Shelter Partnership are thrilled with the S. Mark Taper Foundation for its leadership and support of our efforts to address the basic needs of the 59,000 homeless individuals in L.A. County."

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A committed ally in the fight against Los Angeles homelessness, the S. Mark Taper Foundation has been one of Shelter Partnership's most ardent supporters for over a decade. The warehouse distribution project was named the S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank in 2007 to honor the S. Mark Taper Foundation for its generosity.

About Shelter Partnership:

Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless. Established in 1985, Shelter Partnership, Inc. has earned a reputation as a leader in the fight against homelessness. Shelter Partnership, Inc. serves as a resource to public agencies, the business community, local and national media, and community members involved in the issues of homelessness and the creation of permanent, affordable housing. Please visit http://shelterpartnership.org.

Anthony Parker
Shelter Partnership

Source: Shelter Partnership
Filed Under: Non-profit

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