Trans Cosmetic Donation Drive - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Center’s programs and services are open and accessible to everyone in the community. If you’re transgender or someone who is transitioning or preparing to transition, we’ve got a number of programs, activities, and events specifically for you.

From providing leading-edge healthcare to hosting the nation’s largest Transgender Pride Festival, no organization offers a wider range of transgender-specific programming.

Trans Cosmetic Donation

Transgender Trans Cosmetic Donation Drive

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How to support the Trans Cosmetic Donation Drive in four easy steps!

Transgender people—particularly trans women of color—experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment, impeding their ability to purchase personal hygiene and cosmetic products. 

Because of this need, the Los Angeles LGBT Center distributes new personal hygiene and cosmetic products, donated by businesses and individuals in the beauty industry, to low-income transgender and gender non-conforming people. 

This initiative was created by internationally renowned hair stylist Andrew Fitzsimons, who has designated the Center to receive these products and to manage their distribution to clients of the Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP) and the Trans Wellness Center (TWC), and to clients of various local organizations that serve the trans community. 

Want to donate new cosmetics and personal hygiene products? Here are four simple steps to follow: 

  1. Collect the *new* and *unopened* cosmetics and personal hygiene products you’d like to donate. 
  2. Determine whether you would like to bring your donations to our location in Koreatown or in Hollywood, whichever is closest to you! 
  3. Send an email to [email protected] to schedule a drop-off in Hollywood or to [email protected] to schedule a drop-off in Koreatown. 
  4. Drop-off or mail your donations to the site! The Transgender Economic Empowerment Project is located at 1111 North Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038, and the Trans Wellness Center is located at 3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 360, Los Angeles, CA 90010. 

In your e-mail please let us know your need for parking so we can best accommodate you. The Trans Wellness Center can validate you for parking in their parking lot (entrance on Westmoreland). TEEP located in Hollywood has their own gated parking lot that requires us to buzz you in, free of cost.

If you require a tax-deductible receipt, please let us know in advance and we will gladly provide that to you. 

Thank you for supporting out Trans Cosmetic Donations Drive!


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