2013 TOYOTA MOTHER OF INVENTION

Doniece Sandoval

Lava Mae

Sandoval founded Lava Mae in 2013 with the mission of "Delivering dignity one shower at a time." Her organization provides a mobile shower service for San Francisco’s homeless.

As the only program of its kind, Lava Mae had a former public transit bus outfitted with two full private bathrooms, offering hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of charge. The organization has one bus operating now and is retrofitting another for rollout in the near future.