|Join HRC and T.H.E.’s Wanda Alston House to Serve LGBT
Homeless Youth for MLK Day of Service in DC!
Taking place each third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” It is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action to help meet national challenges, bring together people, strengthen communities, and benefit those who serve.
At HRC and T.H.E.’s Wanda Alston House, we believe that we have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our LGBT youth, who make up 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. In our first year participating in MLK Day of Service, we are pleased to announce a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our D.C. community. As an HRC supporter, you have seen first-hand how we can make an impact when we join together and take action.
How can YOU make a difference in DC? There are TWO ways:
HRC and T.H.E.’s Wanda Alston House are collecting the following supplies in order to create care bags for LGBT homeless youth.
Please consider donating any quantity of these essential items and dropping them off at any of the following locations between Wednesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 18th:
Human Rights Campaign
T.H.E.’s Wanda Alston House
On Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we will need volunteers to assemble care bags for LGBT homeless youth. Volunteer training and orientation, food, and beverages will be provided. The date and locations are to be determined, but if you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Roxanne Goldberg, HRC Political & Community Outreach Co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about donations of items or volunteering, please contact Roxanne Goldberg, HRC Political & Community Outreach Co-chair, at email@example.com.
For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit hrc.org/mlkdayofservice.