MLK Day of Service in Cincinnati

Join Us to Serve LGBT Homeless Youth in Cincinnati

Partners: Human Rights Campaign & Lighthouse Youth Services

Let’s come together as a community to serve LGBT homeless youth on MLK Day of Service. Taking place on January 20, MLK Day of Service is 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 and Lighthouse Youth Services invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our Cincinnati community. We thank the American Red Cross of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, Kroger, Matthew 25 Ministries, and Tri Health for their support! And invite more people to make a difference.

How can YOU make a difference?
By volunteering your time or donating items for LGBT homeless youth.


On Monday, January 19, please volunteer with HRC and Lighthouse Youth Services to assemble and stuff care bags.

Monday, January 19
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
LighthouseYouth Services
401 E. McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

Please help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth:

  • Travel-sized toiletries including:

    • Soaps

    • Shampoos

    • Toothbrushes

    • Toothpaste

    • Deodorant

    • Wet wipes

    • Hand sanitizer

    • Tissues

    • Combs 

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship.

Please purchase these items through this Amazon Wish List and ship them to the Gift Registry Address in the Wish List.

For more information, please contact Kristin Smith Shrimplin, HRC Cincinnati MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit