Clothing Voucher Program

The clothing voucher program, from the National Council of Jewish Women – Los Angeles,  supports people experiencing a life-changing event or living in a low-income household. Each eligible family member may receive a single voucher during a 12-month period. Children under the age of seven (7) can receive a $25 voucher. All other family members can receive $40 vouchers. The vouchers may be used at any of our Council Thrift and Donation Center locations to obtain clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Vouchers are available from over 30 community partner organizations, including the Karsh Center. Our community partners distribute vouchers directly to their clients that can benefit from the clothing assistance program. Vouchers can be redeemed at any of our seven Council Thrift Shops: Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Studio City, Mar Vista/Venice, Santa Monica, Westwood and the Fairfax District.

Eligibility for participation in the Clothing Assistance program includes anyone who is a client or receives services from one of our community partner organizations. We ask that our partners help us in spreading awareness of this program so that it can impact people throughout Los Angeles. Community members can support this program by donating gently used clothing, shoes and home goods to any of our seven Council Thrift locations.

Additionally, we support people struggling to afford clothing through our disaster response and emergency household voucher programs for any household that has experienced significant property loss through natural disasters. Community members who are survivors of these disasters are eligible for additional voucher support which is coordinated with the American Red Cross and NCJW|LA offices.

To receive a voucher directly from NCJW-LA you must meet one of the four requirements listed below:

  1. You or a family member in your household must be receiving a form of financial assistance from a government agency (WIC, SNAP, Transportation Checks, etc.).
  2. You or a family member in your household is either enrolled in Medi-Cal or under the age of 65 and receiving Medicare.
  3. Your household income meets the low-income standards set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the County of Los Angeles.
  4. You or a family member in your household recently lost their job, are looking for a job/going to an interview, or is starting a new job.