"Spread the Warmth" Blanket Drive Collects Items for Unhoused

Bags and piles with collected blankets

The “Spread the Warmth" Blanket Drive, organized by LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) during the month of October, was a big success this year. At 11 locations around Los Angeles, nearly 1,500 items were donated by the public and city employees. Donations included blankets, sheets, comforters, sleeping bags, towels, and pillows, which are increasingly important as LA's nights get longer and colder. The items collected will be distributed to the unsheltered community through the Cleaning and Rapid Engagement (CARE) program, which is overseen by LASAN’s Livability and Services Division.
 
“I want to thank our fellow Angelenos for their incredible generosity,” said LASAN Director and General Manager Enrique C. Zaldivar. “I know the items received will be greatly appreciated. I also want to thank the LASAN staff who worked hard to make this drive a great success.”
 
LASAN’s CARE program regularly provides mobile hygiene services, tent exchanges, clothing, and hygiene kits to unhoused Angelenos and, in partnership with the LA Fire Department, COVID testing.