Drive-By Do-Gooders.org is a grassroots 501c3 non-profit charity serving the homeless of Los Angeles. Our mission is to ensure a bare minimum of support for those in the greatest of need. We do so by bringing hydration and hygiene to the heart of the homeless.
- Los Angeles' homeless population has increased a staggering 23% in just one year. L.A. County now has a homeless population of 58,000. Three-quarters of these citizens live outdoors — many without access to running water.
- Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles contains the nation’s largest stable population of homeless people living and sleeping on public sidewalks.
- Homeless services do exist but are centralized and limited. L.A.’s homeless are not centralized — they are often displaced, living away from shelters and services.
- Many people living in Skid Row, Venice Beach, or other "permanent" homeless encampments deal with physical and mental disabilities that prevent them from traveling to drop-off points, or places that dispense resources to the needy.
That’s where Drive-By Do-Gooders comes in. We fill in the gaps — picking up where other service providers leave off.
We put donations directly into the hands of the needy. We drive to homeless encampments and serve basic essentials from our cars: water, wipes, and emergency protein. By giving directly from our vehicles as we do our rounds, we aim to help as many as possible as efficiently as possible — and bring a little relief and a little dignity to those who need it most.
Each Drive-By serves an average of 100 people and costs about $200
*Homeless statistics from LAHSA 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count