Approximately 15 million tons of textile are discarded each year rather than being reused or recycled. Additionally, roughly 1 in 8 children live without basic heating or warm clothes. The Oasis aims to tackle these two issues, facilitating the transfer of clothes from those who would throw these clothes away to those who would consider them gold.
Although our roots run deep in Santa Clarita, our team recognizes that these chronic issues aren't exclusive to Santa Clarita. We are joining forces with nonprofits in Crenshaw such as Agronomy & Music Ministry to tackle these issues. Although South LA is just 16 square miles, it has the densest homeless population in all of LA County with nearly 10,000 homeless people. While we won't be operating in our normal territory, we hope to bring to Los Angeles the values that have defined each and every one of our pop-up shops: community, generosity, and connection.
The Oasis will consist of five different stations. On the day of the event, guests will be greeted and signed in by our Welcome team. After receiving a bag, guests will be asked if they have RSVP’d, if so they will be guided through our clothes department and will receive their reserved item. If not, they will have the ability to request a particular item or simply browse our collection. Guests will then proceed onto the next station, where they will be able to receive undergarments and socks. They will then move onto the next station, where they can receive a myriad of personal hygiene products. They will then move onto the next station where they can pick up at non perishing foods. Finally guests will be able to pick up a pre-made meal, before leaving the shop.