Events

MLK Day of Service in Cleveland

Join Us to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in Cleveland

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, Movement in Black, and LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Let’s come together as a community to serve LGBT homeless youth on MLK Day of Service. Taking place in January, 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, AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, Movement in Black, and LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our Cleveland 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?
By donating items and volunteering your time.

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

From now until January 16, please help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth:

  • New and unused socks, underwear, bras, and sports bras for teenagers and young adults. 
  • Items for transgender teenagers and young adults such as compression shirts, wigs and stocking wig caps, and breast forms.
  • Toiletries such as feminine hygiene products and disposable razors.
  • ​Small but essential winter accessories such as warm hats, gloves, scarves, etc.


Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Char Ligo, HRC Cleveland MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at chr1019@gmail.com

Please personally donate these items. Please label them “MLK DOS” and drop them off at the following location from now until January 16:

AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland
2829 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

For more information about donating items, please contact Tracy Jones at tjones@clevelandtaskforce.org.
 

Volunteer

On Monday, January 19, please volunteer with us to organize donated items into care packages and provide customer service to youth looking for needed items.

Monday, January 19
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
4700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

This project will also benefit the youth served by the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. Movement in Black will also be hosting a food and dance party for the youth.

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit www.hrc.org/mlkdayofservice.

Partners

Movement in Black; MLK Day of Service

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland; MLK Day of Service