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Lava Mae's Fundraiser:

Doniece Sandoval, Lava Mae

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More than half way through our goal!
June 29, 2017

Thank you so much for supporting us this far! With your generous contribution, we are able to provide more showers to our unhoused neighbors.  See more

BENEFITING: Lava Mae

EVENT: 2017 CNN Heroes

THE STORY:

Doniece Sandoval

Lava Mae

After learning about the  appalling lack of showers and toilets available to those experiencing homelessness, Doniece Sandoval founded a nonprofit to bring mobile hygiene to San Francisco's homeless community. The organization, Lava Mae (a play on the Spanish translation of “wash me”), has provided more than 20,000 showers to more than 4,000 homeless individuals since 2014. Sandoval and her team also provide mobile restrooms, personal hygiene kits, and one-stop "Pop-Up Care Villages" that deliver a variety of supportive services to their guests. The group recently expanded operations to Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.  The heart of Lava Mae's work is  treating each and every guest with Radical Hospitality – an unexpected level of care designed to restore dignity, rekindle optimism, and fuel a sense of opportunity. 

Read her story on CNN.com 

Video: CNN Hero Doniece Sandoval 

Video Extra: One step at a time  

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About Lava Mae

Founded by Doniece Sandoval in 2013, Lava Mae began by converting public transportation buses into showers and toilets on wheels to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for our homeless guests in San Francisco.

Today, we're taking Radical Hospitality to the street by bringing humanity, innovation, and collaboration to the way services are delivered to those experiencing homelessness.

To-date, Lava Mae has:

- Served more than 4,000 individuals who have taken 20,000+ showers on our mobile units

- Expanded operations to Los Angeles and Silicon Valley

- Dramatically raised awareness about the lack of access to showers and basic hygiene for our homeless neighbors.

- Fielded thousands of requests for help replicating our services, and inspired new mobile hygiene programs across the U.S. and abroad

- Innovated new one-stop Pop-Up Care Villages to more effectively deliver services to homeless neighbors

Now we're expanding our impact globally by creating free online toolkits to make it as easy as possible for anyone, anywhere to replicate our mobile hygiene services and other programs in their own cities.

Join Us! Connect with us at lavamae.org and on FB, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,120

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71% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Olivia Kealey

Olivia Kealey

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

thank you

thank you

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Bette Vajda & Emmie Vajda

Bette Vajda & Emmie Vajda

DONATION: $100

Every year, my family chooses an organization to support. This year my children chose Lava Mae. It is a human need to be clean. All the best to you in your good work. 6 months ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Anonymous

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amazing work--thank you 7 months ago

Maryam Ravanshid

Maryam Ravanshid

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Margret Elliott

Margret Elliott

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

David Hillebrand

David Hillebrand

DONATION: $25

Great idea. Good luck! 1 year ago

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DONATION: $5,000

1 year ago

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DONATION: $120

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