Doniece Sandoval seeking to bring dignity one shower at a time.
She’d donated money and clothes to homeless charities and to panhandlers themselves, and had volunteered at Project Homeless Connect. But embarking on her new venture was “a complete 180,” she said, since she’s held a host of marketing and public relations jobs in the tech and arts sectors. Most recently, she worked at the arts and technology nonprofit Zero 1, but now she’s devoted herself to the shower project full time.
Remarkably, there are only 16 showers stalls available around San Francisco for the 3,400 people who live on the city’s streets. The stalls are at seven locations in the South of Market, Mission, Tenderloin and Bayview, but most have very limited hours and are only available on certain days of the week.