Lava Mae is a nonprofit with an interesting concept. They convert old donated city buses into mobile shower units for homeless people, bringing them health, hygiene and humanity.
It started with one woman, homeless in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. The founder, Doniece Sandoval heard her cries. Those words, a desire to help those experiencing homelessness, and a crazy obsession with the mobile food truck movement set in motion what eventually became Lava Mae. Started by private citizens who believe that access to showers and toilets shouldn’t be a luxury, Lava Mae seeks to serve those who lack access to what should be basic human rights – showers and sanitation.