Rosendahl Calls on Citizens to Help the Homeless

Councilman Bill Rosendahl is asking residents for donations to help run the Winter Shelter Program.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl is asking Council District 11 residents to help the homeless this holiday season. In an email, he asked citizens to consider donating items to the Winter Shelter Program.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) runs the Winter Shelter Program, offering services from Dec. 1 through March 14, 2012. According to the LAHSA website, the program provides 1,498 emergency shelter beds at 16 locations throughout city of Los Angeles, as well as the county.

Rosendahl said in his email that over 200 beds will be provided on the Westside and that shelters need your help. If you would like to donate, Rosendahl's offices will serve as a drop-off location until Dec. 16.

The following is a list of items the shelters need:


  • Razors
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Foot spray
  • Deodorant
  • Combs and hairbrushes
  • Nail clippers
  • Shower shoes


  • Men's and women's underwear
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Men's and women's pants
  • Shoes
  • Adult diapers

Personal Items

  • Backpacks
  • Reading glasses

Items For Shelter

  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Books and magazines
  • Board games

If you wish to donate, you may drop off the items at one of Rosendahl's offices by Dec. 16:


7166 W. Manchester Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
West LA

1645 Corinth Ave., #201

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

City Hall

Room 415, 200 N. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Admittance to the shelters is on a first-come-first-serve basis, according to the LAHSA website. Those in need may dial 211 to be connected to a shelter.

  • For information about the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, click here.
Richard B December 07, 2011 at 08:26 PM
All I can say is the LA and SM property tax bill has too many special interests- Why must we keep paying for Schools and Colleges-The profs are making a ton of money and with the pensions -The tax payers are not getting a fair share of the funds- Maybe some for the actual peopele living here-homeless and the elderly and the subway ?
Glenn Roland December 09, 2011 at 04:29 PM
"Bill Rosendahl is asking Council District 11 residents to help the homeless this holiday season" Only when it behooves his political agenda.. He is the Same Person who wants all the Homeless Arrested and removed from District 11. He actually has authored MORE ANTI-Homeless Regulations than any other Council Member. It is a Crime in District 11 to be Homeless. I see many Homeless Vets on the street because Politicians like Bill would rather attend fancy parties and "Break there arms" Patting themselves on the Back, instead of doing what is Not only Right, But Human.


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