Let's come together as a community to serve LGBT homeless youth on the MLK Day of Service. The Human Rights Commission (http://www.hrc.org/events/entry/mlk-day-of-service-in-dc)is organizing MLK Day of Service as a "day on, not a day off." It is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community action to help bring together people, strengthen communities, and meet national challenges.
One such challenge is homelessness among LGBT youth, who make up to 40% of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC, Casa Ruby, Sasha Bruce, and The DC Center invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our D.C. community. There are two ways to participate: first, volunteer and second, donate.
On Monday, January 20, please volunteer with us for a service project at any one of the following locations. Service projects include organizing donated items, organizing or cleaning the facility, painting the facility, or assembling outreach kits for LGBT homeless youth. Sign up (https://secure3.convio.net/hrc/site/SSurvey;jsessionid=F49CB3A664EDAB473412ADD48C0813CE.app337a?SURVEY_ID=32460&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true#__utma=[masked].1383180957.1385444615.1385568545.11&__utmb=[masked].1385568545&__utmc=[masked]&__utmx=-&__utmz=[masked].10.5.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20provided%29&__utmv=-&__utmk=371950) to volunteer atCasa Ruby, Sasha Bruce Chloe House or the DC Center.
help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth:Unopened travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, sunscreen, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, disposable razors, shaving cream, and feminine hygiene products
New and lightly used clothing and shoes of all sizes
New and lightly used pajamas, sweatpants, and sweatshirts of all sizes
New underwear, socks, and undershirts for all sizes and genders
Winter accessories such as warm hats, gloves, and scarves
Items can be purchased through theAmazon Wish List (http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3HIF4MLB26O0S/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o?)and ship them to the Gift Registry Address, or personally drop items at the HRC by January 17th (address below).
For more information, please contact the MLK Day of Service Team (http://www.hrc.org/events/entry/mlk-day-of-service-in-dc) of the HRC Greater Washington, D.C. Steering Committee at [masked].
Human Rights Campaign (http://www.hrc.org/): 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.