The Clare V. x TOMS collection supports MADE by Downtown Women's Center
MADE is a Los Angeles based social enterprise helping formerly homeless women discover creative talents and develop skills through employment opportunities.
Angelenos for L.A.
As Los Angeles-based companies who love their hometown, Clare V. and TOMS decided to do something different for this collection and give back to a local cause.
The Clare V. x TOMS collection supports MADE by DWC, a social enterprise created by the Downtown Women’s Center that helps empower formerly homeless women to discover talents and develop skills through vocational opportunities. MADE by DWC offers product-making and design workshops to the women at Downtown Women’s Center as well as a retail space for them to sell their wares in hopes that this new expertise and revenue stream will help them transition out of homelessness.
Founded in 1978 and now reaching over 3,000 women each year, Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming homelessness. Their nationally-recognized model for addressing women’s specific needs advances both immediate concerns and long-term solutions to the homelessness crisis in greater Los Angeles.
“Having the opportunity to use my creative work to help other female creators is really special to me”
Clare V. and TOMS are proud to support this LA-based organization and the women who use their services.